Travel Tips for Jordan

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Gap Year Travel Tips for Jordan

Levels of crime are generally low in Jordan however women should always exercise caution as there have been reports of sexual assault against women. All visitors should take care with personal security throughout their visit and it is advised to avoid public demonstrations as they may turn hostile.

The Archaeological Ruins at Petra are Jordan's biggest tourist draw and a must-see for anyone travelling in Jordan.

One should also visit Dead Sea to experience the float without the fear of being drowned.

Work opportunities for the casual foreign visitor are somewhat limited in Jordan. The majority of foreigners working in Jordan are on contract work with foreign multinationals and development organisations (Amman is the 'gateway to Iraq' and a key base for the continuing efforts to rebuild its neighbour).

There is the possibility of picking up casual English teaching work if you hunt around hard for opportunities.

Fluent Arabic speakers might have more success, though the process of obtaining a work permit is not particularly straightforward. Engage a knowledgeable local to assist you.

Standard Time in Jordan is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2). From 00:00 on the last Thursday in March until 01:00 on last Friday in October Jordan switches to Daylight-Saving Time which is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3).

Electricity in Jordan is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second

Outlets in Jordan generally accept 4 types of plug: flat blade plug; three round pins arranged in a triangle; two parallel flat pins with ground pin; and two round pins.

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