About Al Balad - Downtown Amman

Al-Balad is Amman's historic downtown. It was built on the banks of the ancient Amman River, once regularly flowing but now dried up. It is believed to have been inhabited as far back as 6700 BC. It will be a pleasure to walk through the souks (markets), shops, restaurants mingle with the locals, and also see the historical sites in the modern urban area of al-Balad.     

Must See

Explore Downtown: Nice place to  walk around and explore the downtown Amman

Closed  Area: With shops and famous cuisines within walking distance of each other

Enjoy Local Delicacies: The well-known Hashem restaurant and Habiba konafa are just five minutes walk away 

Spices and Herbal Shops: It is famous for mosque spices and herbal shops 

Best place to buy traditional Amman cloths, Dead Sea products, and sweets babib. The heart of the city where you can feel the pulse of the Amman  

Lively area: With day-night hustle and bustle. 

Blend of modernity and ancient city:  Balad is a fine blend of the ancient city and a modern metropolis 

How to reach

Since bus lines are unreliable and traffic is heavy, take a taxi. 


  • Best place to buy handcraft and traditional gifts 
  • The shops are very reasonably priced
  • A very good place to buy fresh food
  • Many restaurants serving authentic Jordan cuisine
  • One should definitely try very delicious hot kenafeh here
  • A very famous dessert habibeh gets its local flavour here.

Visit Time

Sunday              Open 24 hours      

Monday             Open 24 hours   

Tuesday            Open 24 hours   

Wednesday       Open 24 hours   

Thursday           Open 24 hours   

Friday                Open 24 hours   

Saturday             Open 24 hours   

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Waiting Time

No wait time


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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours.


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