Souk Jara

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PepyMasso
Sofia, Bulgaria369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Souk JARA
Must visit place in Amman
Located in the end of Rainbow street. An open air bazar, working only Fridays during Summer season, until first Friday on September.
Handmade items, jewellry, colourful ceramics goods, local honey, jams and typical Jordanian food as zaatar, labane, maqdous, spices and antiquities, books, paintings and many more typical Jordanian art handmade beautiful things. At the end of bazar you can find an outdoor eating area.
The atmosphere of Souk JARA is great, vivid, artistique, festive. Enjoy just a stroll or choose an unique memorable gifts for yourself and friends.
Written August 6, 2022
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Poveshom
San Francisco, CA214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Friends
We happened upon Souk Jara while wandering around looking for Rainbow street and what a find we found!
All kinds of craft vendors, many with truly unique products, lined the street next to tasty food vendors (homemade ice cream, watermelon shakes, etc) alongside groovy on-site art projects. The market had a very low-key, cool vibe and it was a perfect way to spend a few hours of the afternoon.
Note that Souk Jara is a seasonal fair, so make sure to check their Facebook page or email them before you set out looking for it, to see if it is actually happening. We were there on a Friday in September 2011 and it was happening only for 2 more weeks of the season. If you're in Amman during the summer, definitely check to see if you'll be able to catch it!
Written October 5, 2011
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Prof. Ahed N
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Souq Jara what a wonderful place and atmosphere
according to there web site they are starting on 12/5/2017 Until 29/9/2017, every Friday
from 10:00am till 10:00pm in Rainbow Street, 1st Circle, Jabal Amman.

Having features handicrafts, antiques, crafts, food, streetwear, art and traditional products from around the Kingdom but expensive.
Written July 20, 2017
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Buzybusy
Sydney, Australia27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
I went to first circle Rainbow street, hoping to visit the market today. FRIday 26 April. @ 12 noon. There was nothing! Walked the whole length of Rainbow street, nothing!

Has the market died?
Written April 26, 2019
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Well_Travelled_TO
Toronto, Canada179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Solo
Although I'd just arrived in Amman and was suffering from jet lag, the view from my hotel room tempted me down to the street. I saw the Souk Jara, an enormous flea market, which sells bits & bobs of everything, but specializes in second hand clothing - like an open-air Goodwill, which on Fridays sprawls over the vast area of a decommissioned bus terminal.

Well, there's nothing like shopping to make me feel at home. Most of the goods were poor quality but the real adventure is moving among the citizens of Amman as they go about their everyday lives. Much of what's for sale in Jordan is geared to foreigners. The Souk Jara, however, is the real deal.

After hours of wandering among the stalls, I found a lovely mustard/burgundy silk wraparound skirt for 1 dinar & a long black robe, an abaya, with rich red embroidery down the front & on the cuffs. An elderly shopper, with whom I'd had brief eye contact, nodded her approval of my choice; so I got the price down a little & paid 4 dinars. (1 dinar = approx. CAD$1.65)

The atmosphere was very relaxed and no one bothered me. I mention this because I overheard some other tourists who apparently just stood at the edge, being too nervous to plunge in. Don't let the noise and the crowds intimidate you!

Between the people watching and the shopping, my visit to Souk Jara was an excellent introduction to Jordan!
Written May 30, 2014
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Rory_McN
United Kingdom155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
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 to get locally produced gifts to take home, and on a hot day a great respite from the hustle and bustle of the souks beside the King Hussein mosque, just a short walk away. The "Wild Jordan Café" is also close to one end of the market (see my review) - if you fancy a good coffee and some health conscious food (after too many large portions of artery clogging, hear-attack-on-a plate, kunafeh!)
Written June 6, 2016
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Adrianasa19
Sydney, Australia68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013
Good to viste if you are around it's open only on Friday nice people good stuff to buy mostley hand made fast food nice music as well I love it
Written July 8, 2013
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BrooksyNJ
South Orange, NJ97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Solo
One of the great things about Souq Jara is that it's more popular with locals than tourists, so the booths have more than just the usual tourist stuff. It's not all necessarily inexpensive, but there are many different types of work and artists. You can most likely buy all of your gifts to take back home in one visit here.
Written October 28, 2011
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Farah C
Ottawa, Canada76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
A great way to spend a few hours on Friday after brunch on Rainbow Street. Good variety of products but a little pricey. The food court and juices available at the end of the souk is lovely.
Written September 17, 2017
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Sejal V
Johannesburg, South Africa24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Was all excited for a visit, only to find out that the Souk was closed! Been closed for about 2 years now.
Fortunately Rainbow street is a great place to visit with good food and vibrant street musicians.
Jordan is great, period!
Written April 22, 2022
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