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Jordan Events

Dead Sea Marathon

The Dead Sea marathon is one of the world’s toughest annual marathon events, with participants tackling various courses from Amman down to a finishing point beside the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth – including a 10km (6-mile), long race an official 42km (26-mile) marathon and a 50km (31-mile) ‘ultra’ marathon.


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Al Balad Music Festival

This week-long carnival of music is a great way for visitors to immerse themselves in Jordan’s extensive cultural heritage. Contemporary bands, soloists and performers are hosted in the ancient Roman Odeon in downtown Amman.


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Souk Jara

Head to this fun, quirky, colourful weekly street market of crafts, food, books and clothes, which stretches along one of the lanes behind Rainbow Street, for impromptu musical events, public jam sessions and hipster happenings until 2200 or later.


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Jordan Rally

This intensive rally course has been thrilling spectators since the 1980s, as some of the world’s best drivers wind their way through the hills north of Amman and around the Dead Sea.


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Citadel Nights

During the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast during daylight hours, after dark the city comes alive with events and happenings – including this cycle of prestigious night-time concerts and recitals of classical Arab music and song at the ancient Citadel Hill, towering above downtown Amman.


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European Film Festival

One of Jordan’s leading film events, cinephiles will enjoy this festival, where visitors can come watch obscure art house cinema and new releases from across Europe.


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Arab Film Festival Amman

This prestigious showcase of cinema from around the Arab world, staged over a week in summer, attracts visitor from all over.


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Jerash Festival

Jordan’s leading arts festival, running for more than 30 years, with concerts, theatr troupes, poetry readings and craft markets taking over the Roman ruins of Jerash, north of Amman, each evening. Expect the stellar names of Arabic pop, as well as a sprinkling of international stars too.


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