Is Amman Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Amman is generally safe for solo female travelers. It’s one of the more liberal cities in the Middle East. Local women and tourists are typically able to move about freely and dress moderately. However, it’s always a good idea to respect cultural norms. As anywhere, it is important to stay vigilant, especially at night, and be aware of your surroundings. Generally, people in Amman are friendly, welcoming, and willing to help tourists. Always avoid less populated areas or places that look suspicious.

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How safe is Amman?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Amman, the capital of Jordan, is generally considered safe at night even if you're a solo female traveler. Crime rates are quite low, and locals are often polite and respectful. Like many big cities, there are areas that are safer than others and it's recommended to stay in busier parts of town at night. However, always prioritize alertness and caution, especially when walking alone at night.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Amman is generally safe but can sometimes be disorienting for a first-time visitor. Buses and taxis are the most common types of public transportation. Most of the drivers are respectful and courteous, despite occasional language barriers. However, taxis are more recommended for solo female travelers because they provide a greater level of safety and convenience. During peak hours, buses can get very crowded, which may cause discomfort but not necessarily an increased danger. Always keep an eye on your belongings and be aware of your surroundings.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Amman, is generally considered a safe city to visit. Street harassment does occur but is less frequent compared to other Middle Eastern locations. Notably, most locals are respectful and friendly, especially to foreign tourists. However, always ensure to dress appropriately following the local customs. Occasional staring or comments can occur, but they are rarely aggressive. It's always a prudent idea to travel smart and use common sense at all times or find a reliable local guide when exploring unfamiliar areas.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Amman, like any capital city, is not completely devoid of crime. However, compared to many global cities, the rate of petty crimes such as pickpocketing or purse snatching is relatively low. As a solo female traveler, there is no specific high risk but you should still exercise the usual precautions: avoid displaying flashy items, pay attention to your belongings, and be cautious in crowded places.
Tap water:

Tap water:Unsafe

Amman's tap water is generally not recommended for drinking. While it does undergo treatment and is regularly tested for contamination, its taste and quality are inconsistent due to the country's water scarcity issue. Therefore, the majority of residents and tourists prefer bottled water or water that has been filtered and mineralized.

Is Amman safe to travel?

3.3 /5

Based on 3 experiences

Anne

Anne (22)

France

Solo travel experience

Volunteering and traveling in Amman, Jordan: - safe if you behave following the rules in this country - easy to meet people, speak english everywhere - the food was delicious, especially knafeh, a must try!

Posted: January 18, 2024Experienced: September, 2023
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Couple travel experience

My experience in Jordan was amazing! We started in Amman with a two nights stay. People are amazing and really lovely, friendly! At first I didnt know what to expect from Jordan but at the end of the day I realized how safe I actually felt. Afterwards we went to Wadi Rum. We bought a guided tour with a night stay in the desert and it was magical experience. The locals were so friendly and nice. Food was probably the best I ever ate in a foreign country. We then went to Wadi Musa to see Petra and the tour was just amazing. We saw a lot and it was worth every step! We walked from 7 am until 4 pm. The last location was the dead see and well... once you are there you just have to get inside and take a swim. It feels like flying and the water is just great. You have showers there (depends where you go) because after a while you can feel the itch because of the salt. Well thats it! The food was amazing, locals were amazing, prices were solid. The total money I spet for 6 days was maybe around 500€

Posted: January 4, 2024
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Is Amman safe for women?

Amman is safe It has a low crime rate. You rarely hear of something bad happening for a girl in the streets especially foreigners. But it is always best to avoid being in alleys and empty streets especially in sketchy areas after dark

Posted: April 5, 2024
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Is Amman safe right now?

Before your visit to Amman, it's essential to check travel advisories for Jordan, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The United States government advises exercising increased caution in Jordan due to terrorism. Some areas carry an increased risk. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 13, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Canadian government advises exercising a high degree of caution in Jordan due to the threat of terrorism, civil unrest, and demonstrations. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: June 5, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Australian Government advises exercising a high degree of caution in Jordan overall due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: April 14, 2024

Is Amman worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 3 experiences

Julia

Julia

Poland

Group travel experience

Amman is a very interesting city, you might hear some catcalling but if you ignore them you should be fine. Food can be amazing but I did get poisoned as a European women with a delicate stomach. Citadel is absolutely beautiful and locals are very friendly and helpful.

Posted: November 6, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 3/5
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Meet locals in Amman

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Jamileh

Jamileh

About Me

A keen traveller who lives with her family in Amman, willing to share travel experiences and advices for female travelers and open for exchange opportunities. Visit Amman my hometown and let’s have a drive around the city.

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lamees

lamees

About Me

Hi! This is Lamees, I'm jordanian and originally from Palestine 🇵🇸 I'm 28 years old, Gemini, I work as a quality assurance officer in the customer support field. Some of my hobbies are arts, face and body painting, hiking and traveling. I'm easy going, caring and responsible, If you are ever in Amman send me a message and I would love to meet up, show you around and be friends!

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Amman

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Safety in Jordan