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Ways to Experience Al Balad – Downtown Amman
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All reviews downtown amman fresh juice kunafa lovely place to walk street sellers gold shops habibah sweets visit al window shopping traditional clothes shops selling walk around traditional food falafel buy souvenirs daily life old city
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Throughout the street(s) there was an ample presence of locals and foreigners. Shops ranged from spices, to sweets, traditional and contemporary apparel and tourist shops. There are an abundance of restaurants and hotels as well. The store attendants were overwhelmingly friendly and despite a good...More

Thank JDSoui
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited jordan so many times and the best part of it when going to downtown or albalad! You will find everything you need even clothes and with really low rates! Souvineers are are amazing with lots of variety. Great food , restaurants like...More

Thank Heaam A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s very nice going to Down town it’s full of people very active day and night you can find great restaurants like Al Kuds restaurant for Arabic food there is cafes and many shops if your thinking of buying gifts to your friends or family...More

1  Thank rami o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Downtown is called al Balad in Arabic, still looks the same for over 60 years, very few changes, one may not feel any changes. The few bazaars still there, so many small shops, the oldest mosque “Al Husaini mosque” still looks the same since few...More

Thank muneerq2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss a walk around the downtown area of Amman. All the life of Amman takes place here and the whole area is a vibrant mix of shops, markets and Amman street life.

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Real life...not tourist life. Pop into all those specialized shops...check out the stuff. I will tell you ALMOST ALL is made in China so you HAve to Bargain. Plus, they start w a very high price, expecting you to go lower. Start low and climb...More

1  Thank Irongate69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Downtown (Al balad) is the place you must visit if you really want to get a taste of what Amman really is, grab a cocktail, an orange juice, or a lemonade and walk all through downtown, you will have fun I promise.

Thank Sohaib A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Downtown Amman is an experience next to none, you'll experience the real traditional Middle Eastern country with authentic clothes shops, herbs, traditional restaurants (sweets like knafeh and food like falafel, homous and foul). The Roman Theatre is within walking distance as well as citadel

Thank Amer H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wandered around a walk from the Citadel and down through lots of Amman's major sites, souks and recommended places. Was a little nervous before stepping into the various souks, but absolutely no need. The people here so friendly, no harassment, offering help with directions, great...More

Thank ereed79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very alive and doing good business. I have been to the new city area in Amman ..yes it's besutiful and well developed.. however, in Al balad the old city its very lively and lots of bargain items, clothes, souvenir items etc the market place has...More

Thank Coryy20
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19 February 2018|
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Response from JemoScout | Reviewed this property |
I can highly recommend it beased on my own experience this winter.
31 January 2017|
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Response from MontherYASEEN | Reviewed this property |
Many shops cafés restaurants from early morning till like 10 or 11 pm
19 January 2016|
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Response from NirmalSunkari | Reviewed this property |
There are some interesting shops in Al Balad if you are a collector of coins, antiques, etc. Night life is vibrant and there are some awesome restaurants that dot the Rainbow Street, complete with music and great food.