Currency: Jordanian dinar
Visas: Click here to see if you need a visa to enter Jordan.
Dialing Code: +962
Time Zone: GMT+3
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Everyone’s favourite Middle Eastern snack, you’ll find some amazing falafel in Petra. These balls of ground chickpeas are spiced with garlic, cumin and parsley and deep-fried. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, these delicious balls are usually served with hummus or tahini, or stuffed between flatbread.
One of the staples of the Jordanian desert, sampling zarb is a must for all visitors to Petra. To create this iconic dish, lamb, chicken, rice, onions and vegetables are placed in a square hole in the ground, which is then covered with hot coals and blankets. The dish is cooked underground for several hours, making it succulent, tender and incredibly delicious.
Hands-down the most beloved national dish, you can’t visit Jordan without trying mansaf. For this incredible delicacy, roast lamb is cushioned on a bed of spiced rice, which is then coated in jameed. This sauce is made using fermented goats’ milk yoghurt, which is dried out and then re-hydrated to create the ultimate Jordanian dressing. This stuff is crazy-good.