Amman audio tour: Explore Amman's Famous Rainbow Street

Explore Amman's Famous Rainbow Street

Walking Tour

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45 mins
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1mi

About the Tour

Many people visit Rainbow Street, but few experience the many hidden gems along the way. This tour will take you on a charming journey through Rainbow Street to see the beauty of Amman’s culture, food, architecture, and history, as well as three amazing viewpoints of the city. This Rainbow street walk is one of my favorite walks in Amman because I was raised here and have fond memories with my family and friends. This area is home to me, and it is my pleasure to share it with you.

Highlights include:

• How the street got it's name
• See traditional Arab architecture at the Bilbesi and Mango Villas
• View the street art of Graffiti Street
• Take in views of the Citadel
• A stop at Amman's most renowned falafel stands Al-Quds

Music featured:
Abo Musa – Girls walking into the garden
Fairouz – Amman fi al-Galb (Amman in the Heart)

Tour Producer

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Rana A. Safadi

Rana is an artist who was born and raised in Amman and specializes in guiding cultural and art tours in Jordan. She is intimately acquainted with Amman’s rich history, diverse cultures and contemporary geography and dynamics. She studied literature, art and tourism in Jordan, France and Austria. With a background in the arts and development, Rana offers unparalleled knowledge of, insight into and passion for both must-see sites and little known treasures around the cities of Jordan. Rana brings together the practical street smarts of an Amman native with the sensibilities of artist who has ‘seen’ her city through the media of photography, oil painting and mixed media. Trust her to navigate Amman’s traffic and maze of narrow streets, while she opens up a world of culture, art and history that goes beyond your guidebook, providing you with an experience of Amman that you will never forget. Rana’s experience includes working as Country Director for the Jordan Parks Project/Partnership for Environmental and Cultural Tourism and as Cultural and Development Specialist with the American Embassy in Amman. She is also available for private tour bookings, and you can hear her TEDX talk on the story of Amman at the link below.

Major Landmarks

  • The Rainbow Street

  • The First Skyscraper in Amman

  • The Mango Villa

  • Bilbesi Villa

  • The Rainbow Theater

  • The British Concil

  • Safadi Mosque

  • Wild Jordan

Directions to Starting Point

The tour starts just 50m west of first circle on Zahran Street opposite the King Hussein Club. There is a pay-for parking lot directly at the start of the tour, as well as free street parking nearby.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Al Quds Restaurant, Souq JARA, Wild Jordan, [email protected], Sufra, Nofa Creative Space

Best time of day

You can go anytime with mornings and early evenings being the least crowded. All sections of the tour are well lit if you go past sundown.

Precautions

Amman is a safe city. Nevertheless, like any major city be aware of your belongings.

Comments

it was fabulous to listen to a such rich discreption of rainbow street and the neighborhood ..so much information that I couldn't get otherwise .listing to it from a person that was born and brought up in this area is beyond valuable...

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 4 months ago
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Explore Amman's Famous Rainbow Street