Experience in Amman, Jordan by zeena

What is it like to live in Amman? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

Amman may not be the most perfect city to live in, but if you live there, you're absolutely gonna fall for this city..
The Jordanian capital combines modernity and antiquity, from the old downtown to the vivid modern streets, malls and cafes, living in Amman is quite an experience; a worthy experience.

What is the student lifestyle like in Amman?

Students' lifestyle differs from one person to the other, for those who are considered quite conservative it's all about going to university to attend classes, study for midterm and final exams and then go back home.
Others who consider university as a place to meet new people and socialize and so on.

How much does it cost to live in Amman?

recently, living in Amman has become a little pricey, especially with the whole political and financial issues that affected the region including Jordan, so everything basically has become a little over priced

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Amman? Is there any advice you can give?

Many people nowadays offer their houses for rent especially those who live aboard or who have an extra floor/roof/apartment... That they don't use. Plus there are many dorm houses around the universities' campuses.

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

I have to admit that food is the best thing about this city, from traditional to modern, you will find plenty of diners and restaurants that will satisfy your food temptations.
My favorite traditional dishes are Mansaf( white rice with yogurt and meat), falafel sandwiches and shawerma sandwiches.
Best falafel place: Hashem-downtown Amman
Best Shawerma place: Alreem- Second circle

What places would you recommend visiting in Amman?

if you're longing for old Amman you better not miss the downtown, the citadel, Roman theatre, rainbow street..etc
The modern part is basically about the different malls and Cafes found all around the city in Abdoun neighborhood, mecca street,..etc

Is the nightlife good in Amman? Where is good to go?

there are many cafes and Restaurant that open until 2 am, beside plenty of pubs and bars found in hotels or separately like la calle bar-rainbow street, Cube lounge-first circle..etc

Share your Erasmus Experience in Amman!

If you know Amman as native, traveler or as exchange student... share your opinion on Amman! Rate different characteristics and share your experience.

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