Time Difference

Jordan is two hours ahead of GMT in winter and three hours ahead in the summer, as daylight saving time is in effect in the country from April through to September. This means their daylight saving time is only slightly out of sync with that in the UK.


The national currency is the Jordanian dinar, which is made up of 1,000 fils. Banks are open from Sunday to Thursday from 08:30 to 15:00, and usually offer the best exchange rates. But most hotels will be able to exchange money for you. ATMs can be found throughout the country and credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops. It’s worth bearing in mind that for some historic sites, you may need to pay in cash.

Electricity and plugs

230 volts. Generally they are European-style plugs, so bring an adapter, but sometimes British plugs are used.

Local Amenities

Shops generally open between 08:00 and 09:30 and close between 18:00 and 20:00. Some close between 13:00 and 15:30, and generally shops are closed on Fridays (except souks). During Ramadan, several shops close early (at around 14:00) and re-open in the evening. Historic and tourist sites are generally open every day from 07:30 until 17:00 in winter, from 07:30 to 17:30 in the summer, and from 07:30 to 15:30 during Ramadan. Museums tend to be closed on Tuesdays.


The best English daily newspaper is the Jordan Times. On television, Jordan’s Channel 2 is shown in English, and most satellite channels, such as the BBC and CNN, are available in hotels.


Post offices are open every day from 07:00 to 19:00 in the summer, and from 07:00 to 17:00 in the winter. They close at 13:00 on Fridays. Letters posted from Jordan to Europe would take between three days to a week to arrive.


To call Jordan from the UK, dial 00 962 followed by the area code then the number you wish to dial. To call the UK from Jordan, dial 00 44 followed by the number you wish to dial, without the first zero.

Internet and Mobile Coverage

Free WiFi should be available in most hotels, as well as some cafes and restaurants. Mobile coverage is very good throughout the country, however it may be worth checking with your operator before travelling to check any additional costs of using mobile data abroad.



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