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The Country Jordan

General Information - Jordan At Glance

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a place which once captivated ancient travelers, continues to enthrall a new generation with its eclectic mix of modernity and tradition. Jordan is a land steeped in history. As the crossroads of the Middle East, our country has served as a strategic nexus; connecting Asia, Africa, and Europe. Since the dawn of civilization, Jordan's location and geography has given it an important role as a conduit for trade and communications; connecting the orient with the west.

From the enchanting red sands of Wadi Rum to the restless city centre of urban Amman, from the famous ruins of civilizations once forgotten to its less well-known natural environments, Jordan is a unique destination that is attracts visitors young and old to experience its countless wonders. We invite you to come and share them with us at the WAHO Jordan 2022 Conference.


The official language of Jordan is Arabic, but English is widely spoken especially in the cities. French, German, Italian and Spanish are also spoken, but to a lesser extent.

Our Special WAHO Conference Tours

Full details of the tours are shown in the Tours brochure, which can be downloaded here.

Values & Traditions

Jordanians are extremely warm, friendly and hospitable, and are very proud of their typically Arab country. Our cuisine takes its several influences from North African, Persian, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern food, so we look forward to introducing you to many tasty treats.

Jordan is a primarily Muslim country, although the freedom of all religions is protected, so apart from a more relaxed dress code in the International hotels and on the beaches, very revealing clothing such as sleeveless low-necked tops and shorts worn in public places are not appropriate. It is advisable for both men and women to ensure that at least their shoulders and knees are covered when in the old downtown part of Amman, at religious sites and in the smaller towns, villages and countryside.

This follows local customs, it shows that you care about Jordanian culture and local people will respect you for doing so. When out and about on the tours, the usual sun protection such as hats and sunscreen as well as insect repellents are recommended, along with suitable comfortable footwear for walking. Open-toed sandals are not recommended.

To help with your packing, this is our suggested dress code for the WAHO Conference

Welcome Reception & Dinner: Smart Casual 

General Assembly and evening Social Events: Smart Casual 

Gala Dinner: Smart

Royal Jordanian Stud Visit, horse parades and Tours: Casual


The local currency is the Jordanian Dinar, symbol JD, also pronounced as “jaydee.” There are 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 JD notes. It is pegged to the US dollar and exchange rates are set daily by the Jordanian Central Bank.  The Dinar is divided into smaller denominations of 10 dirhams, 100 piastres or 1000 fils. The Fils is the most commonly used unit, so you may see prices written as 4,750 which means 4 JD and 750 fils.

Currency can be exchanged at major banks, official exchange booths and at most hotels. Street money changers should be avoided. ATMs are widely available. All major credit cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants and larger shops, including American Express, Visa, Diners Club, and MasterCard. Please note that many smaller shops still prefer cash payment in the Jordanian currency, and cash is essential for shopping in the local souks, where some great bargains can be found.

Electrical Current

220 AC volts, 50 cycles, requiring rounded two-prong wall plugs. Visitors from the US will need a transformer, which most hotels can provide.


October is normally a pleasantly warm autumn month, with average temperatures ranging between max 27.1°C (80.8°F) and min 13.8°C (56.8°F) in Amman. Bring along something light and warm for the evenings. To check weather forecasts, we recommend ArabiaWeather, our local weather forecasting source.

Local Time In October

Greenwich Mean Time plus 2 hours (G.M.T. + 2). Jordan is seven hours ahead of US Eastern Time.


The Conference Venue is the Four Seasons Hotel. We have carefully selected three nearby alternative hotels for your consideration, depending on your budget and requirements. Free Wi-Fi is available in all these hotels. Further information can be found on their websites, or you may contact us with any queries and for information about premier rooms, suites, or for more than 2 people sharing.

You can find more information about accommodation here.

For further information, please visit the individual websites:


Water is a precious resource in Jordan and visitors are encouraged not to waste it. Hotels rated 3 stars and above usually have their own water filtering systems and their water is considered safe to drink. Elsewhere, bottled water is inexpensive and readily available.

Travel Information

Visas and Airport Transfers

The Kingdom of Jordan requires most visitors to have a tourist visa.  Almost all nationalities are eligible to receive their visa on arrival at the airport.  We will assist you with this requirement, provided we receive your information at least 3 weeks prior to arrival we can arrange for your visa to be free of charge.  Please note that your passport must be valid for 6 months from the date of arrival.  Some nationalities will need to apply for their visa in advance, through the Jordanian Embassy or Consulate in your respective countries. Information on Visa requirements for all nationalities can be found here.

If you need a Visa Application Support Letter please contact us.

VERY IMPORTANT: Covid-19 Travel Requirements.  Please note, this might have changed by the time of your arrival.  At present, all visitors to Jordan are required to register before departure on the internet platform which is quite straightforward. You just fill in and submit the declaration form and will then be issued with a QR code which you need to present when boarding your flight to Jordan.  If you do not have internet access, we can assist you with this requirement.  Please contact us if you need help.

For those of you arriving by air, Queen Alia International Airport is just a 30-minute drive to our selected hotels. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel on arrival, and transfers will also be arranged to return you there at the end of your stay for your flight home.

We are very pleased to inform you that Royal Jordanian Airlines is the official carrier for the WAHO Jordan 2022 Conference. They are offering you a special 25% discount valid for bookings made between June 1st and August 1st, for travel dates between October 7th and October 20th, 2022. Please get in touch with us for more details, so we can provide you with the relevant promotional code.

Please ensure you have arranged comprehensive travel insurance prior to your departure.  If there are any future changes to Jordan's protocols for Covid-19 entry requirements, all registered participants will be informed accordingly.

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