…is the question everybody seems to be asking once you plan to visit the kingdom. Especially after all the events in the last decades including wars, terrorism and political turmoil. There are always going to be people who’d never even think of visiting the Middle East in fear of what may happen. However, you can rest assured Jordan takes its national security very, very seriously.
I was born in Jordan, but I’ve lived in Canada since I was two. I’ve only recently come back to live here in Jordan. And regardless of the fact that I’m Jordanian, even I had a little doubt about coming back to what I call my home. Its natural for anyone planning to visit Jordan to harbor doubts, but again, Jordan’s national security is unparalleled in the Middle East. In fact, Jordan ranks higher than The United States of America on the global peace index¹.
That being said, my expectations about travelling in Jordan have been met with the utmost satisfaction.
Jordan is steadily moving towards becoming a progressive place. At the same time, we’ve managed to establish a state of homeostasis in the Kingdom, balancing progress with our traditions. Jordan has become the ideal place to experience Arab traditions and culture. You’ll be met with what we like to call in Jordan: Jordanian hospitality. It’s similar to southern hospitality in the States except its unilateral across the entire country. Northern, eastern, western, and southern hospitality. So, the question remains: Is Jordan safe? I for one can sleep easy at night.
Experience Jordan Adventures offers amazing tours of the country along both the Jordan Trail and The Jordan Bike Trail. They stretch from Um-Qais to Aqaba, and are the perfect way to experience Jordan in all it’s facets. You’ll travel in time and walk in the footsteps of emperors and prophets alike. Feel the history seeping from the cracks and crevices of the ruins of ancient Jerash, and the seemingly timeless Rose-Red City of Petra. Live the Indiana Jones movies as if you were Indian Jones, archaeologist and adventurer, himself. And you’ll experience Jordanian culture as if you were Jordanian yourself.
By Akram Habaybeh (edited by Andy Nurse & Juliane Zimmermann).