A Week in Jordan: Adventure, Glamping, History, Beaches & Food
The many reasons why this fascinating country should be on your travel bucket list… and a complete guide for your trip.
All of this seems exciting enough, but I bet you still have a few questions, because I know that I did before I started packing for Jordan.
Is there a dress code in Jordan?
Short answer: No.
Long answer: No, but since Jordan is predominantly a Muslim country, you won’t find any Jordanians wearing clothes that reveal their skin. Women traditionally keep their knees and elbows covered. Men also keep their knees covered. But there are tourists who wear shorts and tank tops and no one gives them a second look.
You’ll find a lot of people wearing shorts near the Dead Sea, because it’s particularly hot there, so I wouldn’t stop you from packing a pair of shorts for your visit. As I have said before, Jordanians are a friendly bunch and Jordan is a very safe country.
What are some essentials that I need to pack?
Here are some things that you should most definitely pack:
- Natural sunscreen! The sun in Jordan tends to glare down at you ferociously, especially during midday.
- Jackets and scarves. The weather is a bit funny here in Jordan, especially in the months of February to March, which are the most touristy months. During midday you’ll want to strip off all of your clothing but the second the sun starts to shift and the sky starts to darken, the weather becomes windy and chilled, especially in mountainous places like Petra.
- Two pairs of swimwear. I only packed one bikini with me and during my first swim at the Dead Sea, my bikini was covered in mud and sand and unfit for wearing again. If you want to take two swims, especially over a period of one day, I’d say that you should pack a minimum of two bikinis.
Bon Voyage, or as they say in Arabic: Rihlat Saeida!