Facts about Jordan

Petra's Treasury featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

It is considered polite to refuse a meal three times before accepting it

Israel and Jordan's Dead Sea, aka Salt Lake, is the lowest point on earth

It was the first Arab country to allow female police officers (in the seventies)

The world's oldest dam is Jordan's Jawa Dam, that dates back to the 4th millennium BC

There are over 100.000 archaeological and tourist sites in this country

Must reads

Ultimate Road Trip Guide: Jordan with kids

Travel guides

Ultimate Family Road Trip Guide: Jordan

Ultimate Family Road Trip Guide: Jordan

Jordan is a relatively small country in the Middle East with a population of circa 8 million people. The main tourist attractions are Petra, Wadi Rum, coastal city Aqaba and Amman. The Jordanians are very welcoming to kids and Jordan as a whole is a great first introduction for them of the Middle East.

Read more

Background info

Jordan is a country in Western Asia, often referred to as the Middle East. It is situated at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa. To put it differently Jordan’s significance results partly from its strategic location at the crossroads of what Christians, Jews and Muslims call the Holy Land.

Jordan is a small country with a population of about 10 million. More than 100.000 archeological, religious and tourist sights can be visited all over the country. Petra, Jerash, Wadi Rum, Wadi Musa and the Dead Seas are some of the most famous ones.

The local currency is the Jordan Dinar.

The local language is Arabic, most people also speak basic or good Engllish.

If you’re looking for a family friendly Middle Eastern country to visit, Jordan is a great choice!