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Souk Jara

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Address: Rainbow Street, First Circle, Amman, Jordan
Phone Number: (+962) 6 46 11 014
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$69*
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Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Amman

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After reading a few reviews of the Jara Souk in Amman, my husband and I prepared ourselves for stalls overflowing with items imported from China. Sure, there were several stalls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2016
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some few items are nice and reasonably priced. Most are over priced and you can find in local market for fraction of the price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a simple and straight place to go. Displays are original handy crafts done by artisans who are proud to show their work. A good walk around worth the time try to be there early so you find a place to park. Time well spent Highly recommended over the weekend. Great fun with nice art work on display.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the free things to do . If you want to feel the local flavour then a must visit . This flee market happens every Friday till 10 in the evening . I definitely enjoyed this

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Dhahran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I do not like shopping, but i loved this bazar and enjoyed every moment. I was sad because it only set up in Fridays so I could not go again. I found many young guys and girls selling handmade products. Many of them also were supporting the poor people or selling products made by women from Gaza. It was a... More 

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Thank Sawsan A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's amazing bazaar to see hand craft and painter and local food,located in rainbow street,every Friday from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.

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Thank Sarhang M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

After reading a few reviews of the Jara Souk in Amman, my husband and I prepared ourselves for stalls overflowing with items imported from China. Sure, there were several stalls like that, BUT our amazing tour guide Mohammed Najjar walked us right past those and deep into the heart of the market where we sampled spices ( chewing on cinnamon... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This Souk is set up only on Fridays. During Ramadan (when we were there) the Souk waits to open at 7.30pm and stays open until midnight. The booths are wonderful and have all kinds of gifts, books, photos, paintings, and more. There is also a nice food court at the end of the Souk with great snacks and great fruit... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Regular Souk=Market in Rainbow Street, Downtown Amman. Local things, souvenirs, juice, fruits, food and much more. Nothing very special

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I took a group of adults and children to the market. We parked just past 1st circle as it turns on to Rainbow street. Parking is limited, so take the first available car park. From 1st circle, the walk to the market is approx. 10 mins. Keep walking until you see a gate to your left, the stalls run down... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Found this outdoor market by accident. It's not the usual middle eastern souk - but more like a gentile, middle class, London craft market (Highgate or Dulwich?) selling hand made soaps, local honey, etc. It appears that Rainbow Street is on the tourist trail anyway - but many locals from Amman also come here to stroll and shop. Great place... More 

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