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Useful Links

Relevant Associations & Organizations

Jordan Tourism Board (JTB)
Jordan Hotel Association
Jordan Investment Board
Jordan Royal Ecological Diving Society
Jordan Tour Guides Association
Friends of Archaeology of Jordan
Friends of Earth – Jordan
Friends of Environment Society
Royal Wings Airlines
Royal Jordanian

Jordan Society for Tour and Travel Agents
Jordan Inbound Tour Operators Association

Universities & Colleges (offering tourism education)

Al-Balqa Applied University
Al-Zaytoonah University
Jordan University for Science and Technology
Mutah University
Philadelphia University
University of Jordan
Yarmouk University

Newspapers & Magazines

Al – Rai Newspaper
Al-Arab Al – Yawm Newspaper
Al-Dastour Newspaper
Grumpy Gourmet
Jordan News Agency (Petra)
Jordan Times Newspaper
The Star Newspaper

The Royal Family

King Abdullah Bin Al – Hussein web page
King Abdullah I Photo-Gallery
Late King Al Hussein Bin Talal web page
Prince Hamazh Bin Al-Hussein Web Page
Prince Hassan Bin Talal web page
Queen Noor Al- Hussein web page
Queen Rania Al – Abdullah web page

Related Ministries and Governmental Institutions

Municipality of Greater Amman
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Higher Education
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Ministry of Labour
Ministry of Planning (MOP)
Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MOTA)
Ministry of Trade & Industry
Ministry of Transportation

Jordan Valley Authority
Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA)
National Information Center

Translation Sites

Arabic – English Search and Translation website

International Organizations

World Tourism Organization (WTO)
World Travel and Tourism Council
International Hotel & Restaurant Association
WTO Sustainable Development of Tourism Section
Atlas Cultural Tourism Research Programme
Current Issues in Tourism
Hospitality News Magazine
International Institute for Peace Through Tourism
Journal of Ecotourism
Journal of Sustainable Tourism
Lonely planet Guide Book
Sustainable Travel and Tourism
The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries
The New 7 Wonders Society (Petra is Included)
Tourism Educational Materials
Tourism Promotion Way for Future – Argues Experts
Tourism Reference Documentation Centre
Tourism Research Links
TTG Middle East Magazine

Suppliers Guide

Suppliers Guide



Jordan Catering Supplies
Ihsan And Tahseen Baalbaki
Brazilia Trading Est
Kahhaleh Est. For Kitchen and Restaurant Supplies
Abdin Industrial Est.
Cooling Industries Company
Alhaddad And Sons Co


Ayoubi Steel Furniture Factory


Jordan Ornamic Company
World Wide For American And German Kitchens
Jerusalem Textiles Factory
Tahboob Company and Sons
Union Metal Forming And Engineering Ind(Betaboilers)
Nicola Nassar and Sons Co
International Abuneameh For Trading And Marketing
Manarah for Safety Shoe Companies
Technical Application Group (Tag)
Middle East Defense and Security Agency
Al-Wathba Investment Company
United Trading For Porcelain And Art
United Supplies Company
Awar Company(Zanucci)
Dahshan And Aslan Kary Trading Company
Qafiti Trading Establishment


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Recipe of the Month



  • Lamb meat : half kilogram

  • Dried hard yoghurt : half kilogram

  • Rice : one kilogram

  • Almonds : 100 grams

  • Pine nut : 50 grams.

  • Arab Shrak bread : one

  • Onion : one

  • Spices: bay/cardamom

Amount is enough for 5 persons (if dried yoghurt is not available, liquid yoghurt can be used instead).

Preparation Method:

  • Dried yoghurt is washed, broken, and soaked for 12 hours.

  • Meat is boiled with cardamom, bay and onion, then lifted off fire before being well cooked.

  • A little meat sauce is added to yoghurt and beaten by blender mixer and then cleared well.

  • Cleared yoghurt is put on medium fire until it boils while continued stirring. Then chicken sauce is added as wised, then meat pieces are added, then yoghurt and meat is left on fire until it is well cooked.

  • Rice, with a little salt, is soaked in hot water for 15 minutes, then it is washed and cleared.

  • Rice is turned over with fat on medium fire for 5 minutes, then water is added as needed, then after water boils, fire is lessened until being well cooked.

  • Arab Shrak bread is put on serving dish and soaked with yoghurt, then rice is spread on it. Meat pieces are put and fried almond and pine nuts. Then yoghurt sauce is placed on tope mansaf is the traditional dish of Jordan, it is basically a very large dish of rice with lamb pieces placed on top and yoghurt sauce poured over. It is then placed on a round table with up to 8 people standing around. Eating by making round rice & meat balls with the right hand. The left hand must be placed behind one’s back during the meal. This dish is traditionally served at occasions of all ceremony including weddings & condolences.

The youghurt is thickened and turned into round shaped patties. It is then placed to dry in the sun awaiting to be used for future meals by breaking it up and slowly melting it in warm water inside a ceramic pot, today of course one can use blenders to do the job.

** Shrak Bread is a large very thin bread