Arabic cuisine in general is influenced by the nomadic Bedouins, and especially the cuisine of Lebanon, Syria and Palestine. Jordan's cuisine is part of this culinary heritage, and shares many of the characteristics. Within the Arabic culture food is an important aspect and used to express hospitality and generosity.
The Jordan shopping experience is a combination of tradition and modernity. For tourits the common souvenir can be the water pipe, the so called nargilah, or the keffiyeh, the traditional headdress worn by Arabic men, or a Backgammon set. More typical for Jordan are decorated bottles, filled with brightly coloured sands. They are relatively low priced and made by artisans in Petra and Aqaba.
Jordan might be better known for its breathtaking deserts and luscious nature reserves, but the growing arts scene in the country has a great deal to offer for art lovers of all tastes. In addition to the selection of contemporary art galleries dotted in and around Amman, there are many other places where you can experience the city’s artistic side.