Solo Female Travel in Amman

Amman, the capital city of Jordan, is nestled on a series of hills in the northwestern corner of the country. Known as the modern and ancient city entwined, it serves as an enchanting amalgamation of Middle Eastern traditional culture and modern lifestyle. It's renowned for its historical sites like the Citadel, home to the ruins of the ancient Temple of Hercules and Umayyad Palace, and the stunningly-preserved Roman Theatre. Bursting with museums, ample green spaces, and hip art galleries, Amman also offers excellent showcases of the country's history and arts scene. Its bustling downtown area, traditional coffee shops, vibrant souks, and high-end restaurants cater perfectly to foodies and shopaholics. Balmy with rich history and modernity, Amman is undoubtedly a city of contrasts.

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Is Amman good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Safe

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.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Amman is quite navigable. The city is served with a network of transport options, including taxis and buses. Just ensure you know the fare prices in advance to not be taken advantage of. Walking as a mode of transport especially in the city center is also safe and reliable. Many key locations, restaurants, markets, and historical sites are within walking distance from each other. Roads are well labelled in both Arabic and English. Nonetheless, the city's hilly terrain might be a bit challenging.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Amman's capital, is rich in history and culture, presenting numerous exploration opportunities. You could visit ancient ruins such as the Citadel and the Roman Theater, or experience the culture at local cafes, souks, and art galleries. From exploring Jordan Museum's in-depth history, to enjoying magnificent city views from Rainbow Street, there's something for everyone. While transportation can be challenging due to the hilly terrain, overall it offers an intriguing travel experience where old meets new.
Food:

Food:Above average

The culinary scene in Amman is a delightful mix of traditional Middle Eastern cuisine and innovative modern dishes. The city offers a variety of food choices to suit all palates, from delectable mezze platters to succulent grilled meats and flavorful vegetarian options. Street food is an integral part of the city's food culture, with falafel, shawarma, and mansaf being popular choices. Jordanian sweets like knafeh and baklava also satisfy sweet tooths. However, it lacks a bit in terms of international cuisine accessibility.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Amman falls in the mid-range budget for a solo female traveler. You can find affordable local foods and public transportation. However, entry fees to historical sites, such as Petra and the Dead Sea, are quite high. Accommodation prices can vary but budget options are available.

Is Amman worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 3 experiences

Things to do

3.3/5

Safety

3.3/5

Food

3.3/5

Budget-friendly

2.9/5
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
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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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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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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Meet locals in Amman

Meet local women in Amman who are open to meet up for a coffee or a drink, show you around, give local advice or practice a language with.
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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Stay with locals in Amman

Stay with local women in Amman who offer free accommodation as part of cultural exchange. Couch surfing is a great way to meet new people, learn more about new cultures and experience destinations like a local.
Wassan

Wassan

Amman

Can host for:

3 days

About me

I am Wassan, 37 years old, i love hiking and horse riding, love traveling and meeting new people, didnt travel much yet, due to work , but planning for more in the future , i am open to meet new people , and hoping to hike the PCT one day.

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