Amman, Jordan

Finance & Procurement Management in Jordan

Finance & Procurement Management

Program Dates Registration Deadline Location Fee USD Fee Includes
Finance & Procurement Management Workshop 07-11 December  2020 30 October 2020 Amman, Jordan $2750 Visa Assistance, Participant Assessment, Airport Pickup, Accommodation, Wi-Fi, Breakfast, Workshop Kit, Interactive workshop, Program Materials, Local Expert, Practical Activities, Lunch, Refreshments, City Map, Field Visit, Certificate & Boat Tour.

Quick facts about Amman

The capital of modern-day Jordan, Amman is also the largest city of Jordan. It has a long history which dates back to more than six thousand years. Ancient Amman was built on a collection of seven hills, which gives a ‘bowl’ effect to the city. History and archeology lovers get plenty of monuments from several civilizations within the city and at short distances from the city. There’s the Temple of Hercules, Umayyad Palace, a Byzantine church, and an Ayyubid watchtower, all at mere steps from each other. More recently, the city is home to what used to be the highest-flying flag in the world.

Amman is Jordan’s main commercial, financial, and international trade center. To the east of the city are the royal palaces while the Parliament is in the western section. Major industries operating within Amman include food and tobacco processing, cement production, and the manufacture of textiles, paper products, plastics, and aluminum utensils.

The Jordanian capital is a diverse and cosmopolitan city. Throughout history, Amman has been home to a diverse array of peoples and civilizations. At present, there are sizable communities of Circassians, Armenians, Palestinians, Iraqis, and Syrians, calling the city home. In the past decade, the city’s population has more than doubled with refugees who have fled various regional conflicts.

Interacting with Locals and Getting Around the City

When meeting the locals, you can greet them with a simple ‘Marhaba’ (hello!) and you’ll encounter a warm welcome. For Jordanians, meeting foreigners is often an opportunity to demonstrate their hospitality and practice a foreign language. On certain occasions, a conversation with perfect strangers may result in a sincere invitation to lunch at their home.

Some people may avoid touching strangers, which they will indicate by placing their right hand on their chest apologetically. Also, don’t always expect a handshake when meeting a member of the opposite gender. It’s best to smile and wait for the other party to initiate. The kiss-on-each-cheek is common among good friends, acquaintances, or family, but for strangers, it depends on the person and situation.

In Amman, even though streets and localities have names, but neighborhoods are more famously known for the hills “Jabal” or valleys “Wadi” they happen to be in. in order to move around the city, knowing a street name is not as useful as knowing significant landmarks, particularly the eight roundabouts – that run through the western part of town.

As the cityscape is not on a plane surface, you can’t avoid climbing stairs while moving through the city streets on foot. These old stairways which are scattered throughout the city work, as the arteries which connect different neighborhoods.

One of the great things about Amman is its proximity to so many remarkable tourist attractions, such as Petra (one of the Seven Wonders of the World), Wadi Rum, and Mount Nebo. The Dead Sea, which is Earth’s lowest point of elevation on land, is just a 25-minute drive from the city.

Eating Out

A healthy habit among Jordanians is that they take their breakfast early. A typical Jordanian breakfast usually involves hummus, ful, and falafel. One can sample these at Hashem Restaurant in downtown Amman, but If you don’t have enough time for these to be prepared, you can instead go for a ka’ak sandwich and tea: Levantine sesame bread, boiled eggs, some processed cheese, and a teabag in hot water.

One of the most favorite sweets in the city is Knafeh. Amman has a lot of shops specializing in this cheese pastry and syrup dish which originated in Nablus, Palestine. Locals eat knafeh at weddings, engagement parties, birthdays, and graduations.

You can explore a raft of small and big restaurants throughout the city which offer a wide range of Jordanian delicacies as well as fast food and continental cuisines.

Have a good trip and stay in Amman!

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