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List of Do’s and Don’ts in Jordan

Do’s:

  1. Do carry a positive disposition and be courteous.
  2. Do shake hands when meeting people; conservative veiled women may not reach out.
  • Be polite and standup while greeting others.
  1. Do accept when Arabic coffee is offered to you by your host, as it is a sign of hospitality.
  2. Do shake your cup from side to side in order to decline a refill of your coffee.
  3. Do tip waiters approximately 10% gratuity in addition to the bill (unless a service charge is included in the total bill).
  • Do dress conservatively when exploring public areas of Jordan.
  • Do make space for the elderly and women on public transportation.
  1. Do extend respect to the Royal family.

Don’ts:

  1. Do not discuss sensitive political matters in public.
  2. Do not discuss sectarian matters since Jordanians are tolerant and accommodative of cultures, sects and religions other than their own.
  • Do not ask for personal favors.
  1. Don’t interrupt, or pass in front of, a Muslim who may be praying in a public place.
  2. Don’t openly consume food, beverages, or cigarettes in public places during the holy month of Ramadan.
  3. Don’t dress provocatively when walking outdoors.
  • Don’t panic if an acquaintance “peck” you on the cheeks when greeting you, as Arabs have traditionally kissed each other on both cheeks as a warm gesture of welcome and affection.
  • Don’t feel uncomfortable if your host insists on “over feeding” you during a meal, as Arabs traditionally view food as an important symbol of hospitality, generosity, and goodwill.

 

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