Blog: Culture

Designer Seeks to Bridge Gap between Bedouin, Modern Fashion

AMMAN — Brightly coloured clothes, beautifully laid tables and a runway cutting across the room — Amman’s glitterati showed up to view the premier of Hana Sadiq’s new fall collection at the Crowne...

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Private Tourism Companies Reaching Out to New Markets

AMMAN — Private tourism companies plan to target a number of international markets to promote Jordan as a tourist attraction and as a hub for the industry of international meetings, incentives,...

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Amman Marathon Children’s Race Concludes

AMMAN — The 4.2km Amman Marathon Children’s Race concluded on Friday with the participation of 1,500 children between the ages of 6-14 at King Hussein Park.

Lina Al Kurd, Run Jordan general...

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Urban Arts Festival Launched in Amman

AMMAN — Rappers, breakdancers and skateboarders gathered at 7Hills Skatepark in Amman’s Jabal Luweibdeh neighbourhood on Friday for The Word is Yours, an event billed as “Jordan’s first regional...

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Archaeologists on a Mission to Breathe Life into Long-Abandoned Downtown Site

By Rand Dalgamouni

AMMAN — Around the corner of a busy downtown Amman street, as customers bargain with vendors over vegetable prices and passers-by flip through books at a...

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US Grant Extended to Continue Petra Restoration

AMMAN — US Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells on Sunday launched a grant awarded under the Department of State’s Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to expand conservation of the...

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Jordan nominates ‘Theeb’ for 2016 Foreign Language Film Oscar

AMMAN — Award–winning Jordanian feature narrative “Theeb”, by director Naji Abu Nowar, is Jordan’s official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 88th Academy Awards, the...

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Interfaith institute to train youth on social media strategies

AMMAN — The Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies (RIIFS) will hold next week a conference titled “Social Media as Space for Dialogue”, with the aim of training youth on social media as a...

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Amman Book Fair 2015 Opens Saturday

By Dalia Mehiar

The Amman Book Fair 2015 will kick off its activities on Saturday, August 15 at the Hashemite Square and the Odeon Theater downtown. The exhibition is...

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Gov’t-funded campaign planned to save tourism, starting with Petra

AMMAN — With the tourism and travel sectors having hit an unprecedented low, authorities are trying to “save” the upcoming season with a focus on encouraging visitors to return to the ancient city...

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