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Duke of Mukhyber's Residence

King Faisal Street, Amman, Jordan
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Ranked #19 of 29 attractions in Amman
Type: Historic Sites
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- Jan 31, 2014
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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Fairly easy to find and worth a quick visit. The Duke is really friendly. Gives you an insight into the Amman of 50-60 years ago.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Nice slice of a time gone by. Great to see that little has been touched by time. It is like a time capsule on the Duke's period in Amman

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New Britain Ct USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

You will pass it on downtown walking tour. We were given a free tour and it was a nice surprise . Last of mansions from Ottoman era.

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Amman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The Duke of Mukhyber's Residence is a rather odd place. It was quite difficult to find. l I had almost given up and went into the Al Rasheed Court Cafe for some refreshment only to discover I could see the 'Duke's Residence' from their balcony! The Duke's residence is a strange mixture of old items and photographs in a decaying... More

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Granada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

On your walking tour through the downtown of Amman, you should stop by this place. It can be a short or a long visit, as you wish. It is a small house, claiming to be oldest existing building of Amman, and acting as some sort of Museum. It is full of old pictures, old newspaper articles and, in summary, full... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

A must visit historic house in downtown Amman. Saved by a local philanthropist (the Duke), the 2nd story house features historic photos of Amman, along with pieces of art, newspapers, etc. If the duke is in the house, you may get invited to a free Knafeh with him, bought fresh from Habiba downstairs

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Interesting little spot just off of the main square. It looked old and dishevelled from the outside but inside it a different story.

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Langkawi, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Blink and you'll miss this but for me this wonderful residential house dating from 1920 is probably the highlight of Amman, believe it or not. Mr Jaffer, the caretaker, was a really accommodating and knowledgeable. He made us tea as we soaked up the atmosphere of this wonderful town-house. Do not, under any circumstances, miss this little gem.

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Amman, Jordan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

simple home, nothing special, and the guy named his self a duke, and the the government approved that :)

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