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In most Muslim countries, keeping the arms and legs (and of course the cleavage) covered would be considered completely sufficient, especially for someone who is visibly a foreigner. Some (e.g. Turkey, at least the bigger cities) are much more tolerant and nobody will feel offended by bare arms or legs. The strictest dress code exists in Saudi Arabia, ...


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Definitely not in Jordan, except in places like a mosque where you may want to show some respect but it would be enough to put a light foulard on your head. However, other countries may be more strict about this.


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Here are my notes from July 2002: The Jordanian Embassy in Tel Aviv is located on the tenth floor of the highrise "Beit Oz" (home of Oz Investments Ltd) at 14 Abba Hillel Silver Street, phone 03-751-7722. Single-entry, 3-month visas are 88 shekels for all nationalities and NIS 168 gets you a 6-month multiple-entry visa. The consular department is open ...


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Yes, (as of 2002) you can cross at Allenby bridge and then take a mini-bus to Petra; however, you'll want to get your visa in advance. Crossing at Eilat would probably be faster. You will probably want to spend two nights at Petra, so that you can have a travel day, a day to visit the ruins, and then another travel day. There are many inexpensive hostels ...


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It depends on the country. On the flight to Tehran, the crew members reminded female passengers that headscarves are required attire in public, and that all women should put on a headscarf now, before the aircraft lands.


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From what I know going into to Jordan from Israel is harder than going from Israel to Jordan. If you haven't booked your trip yet I would consider flying into Jordan then making your way to Israel. If possible I would stay for 2 nights for what it's going to cost you ro get there. You can see the Wadi Rum while you are there as well. I didn't look into ...


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Clothing expectations are generally cultural and legal rather than religious. The best bet is to do some research for the country (or countries) you plan to visit. For example, in Indonesia (the world's largest Muslim country by population), it is acceptable for women to dress casually in most places, bikinis on the beach, and so on. But if you're going to ...


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Perhaps "sea lice" which are larva of jelly fish. While most folks develop a rash, not everyone does and their "bite" (actually a sting of venom) feels like a needle. There likely could be other sea life larva that can bite or burrow into your skin while swimming, but I am not familiar enough with the Red Sea to name names.


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What I found at Wadi Rum was that since it's a protected area where only the Bedouin can live, the only way in is to sign on to one of the tours. Most of these camps and tours are owned and organised by the Bedouins themselves. Prices are very standardised because it's regulated by the government, and since the only way in is a tour, you might as well book ...


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Amman is not so interesting, so I would suggest that a day is more than enough if you have that little time. A very good and easy day trip from Amman is Jerash - easy to get to by bus. Aquaba is also easy to get to, because there are many fast buses there from Amman (3-4h, probably every hour or so). Petra on the other hand might be much more difficult to ...


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Abdali, Tabarbour, 7th Circle and Al-wehda are all names of bus stations in Amman. Abdali is located near the King Abdullah Mosque. How to get there? I'd just take taxi. However, it's good idea to make sure of the price before you get in. Don't let them rip you off. Wikitravel suggests that directly from the airport it ought to be around 20 dinars, I ...


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I'm not sure what you have read about transportation costs from Queen Alia airport to Amman. It is quite far from the city so, yes, taxis can be expensive. However, there is an Airport Express bus that runs 24/7 (although I believe the frequency is reduced at night) which goes to one of Amman city's many bus stations. It doesn't cost more than a couple of ...


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Well, If it is a transit layover in the transit Hotel then you will not face any problems since transit passengers do not pass the immigration or stamp passports... Any way, being from the middle east I know how things are slow here sometimes when it comes to this kind of situations. I personally face the same problem in Egypt. There is a guy who is banned ...


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Are you asking for budget flights from Jordan? You can find which budget airlines fly from Jordan here: http://www.airninja.com/ There don't appear to be any budget airlines inside Jordan.


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Indeed there isn't that much to see in Amman, not a very touristic city. There wasn't much recreational part to Jordanian side of Dead Sea, there is only one resort and the only place to stay there are quite expensive hotels (Marriott and Mövenpick, both with room prices $200+ per night), so do it as a day trip or on your way down south. But I'd say it was ...


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You can consider Private Tour from Viator You can also consider the following WadiRumTours Site as it has multiple options for Wadi Rum Tours on a 4x4 including full day and part of the day tours. This one should work as well.


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You already received some good suggestions but i'd like to add my personal experience. If you absolutely want to have your base in Amman here is what you can do: Visit the city. Amman isn't super-uber-awesome but there are still quite a few interesting things to do. You can go up to the old Amman Citadel which is quite interesting. In Amman there is also ...



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