ABC’s of Amman

Amman, it’s kinda baladi, kinda hipster, kinda in-explainable, but nonetheless it’s one of the quirkiest cities in the world. Here are the ABC’s of Amman for those who love it, live in it, and want to discover it.

A – Amigos 

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Our favorite hole in the wall

B – Bon al Ameed

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Cause Starbucks is super basic

C – Citadel

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D – Darat al Funoun

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Because art and stuff!

E – El Morrab3

 

Our favorite jam to jam to

F – Fe-Male

 

You tell ’em Tima!

 

G – Garaf

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beause sometimes it is, but hey, its part of why we love it.

 

H – Habibah’s 

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Habibah’s, wast el balad in the street. YAS! Preferably after Hashem.

 

I – Istiklal Mall 

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The sarsariest of all the malls in Amman.

 

J -Jafra

jafra

 

K – Kan Zaman

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Kan ya makan…

 

L – Luna Park 

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RIP our youth.

 

M – Mensaf

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It would be insulting if it wasn’t mensaf, and I’d be personally insulted if your mom made some and you didn’t invite me.

 

N – Nas Amman 

 

“زمان كان عندي صنعة, كنت معلم بلاط بس مع مرور الأيام والزمن صرت أمّر بشوية متاعب وحسيت إنه خلص لازمني شغل ثاني أسترزق منه. اشتريت هاي العرباي وصرت أبيع عليها فول وترمس والحمد لله عم بسترزق منها. الإشي يلي خلاني أعمل هيك همه الأولاد الله يخليلي ياهم, والله صار بدي عربايتين مو بس وحدة!” Back in the days I had a profession, I used to work in tiling but with time passing I had some difficulties and felt that I must find another job to provide a living. I bought this carriage and started selling ‘Fool and Tormous’ and it’s paying okay. The thing that made me take this step was my children, God protect them. And now I’m thinking I need another carriage not just one Taken by: Malek Mahafza #humansofamman #ناس_عمان #Irbid

A photo posted by Humans of Amman (@humansofamman) on Oct 4, 2016 at 12:44am PDT

Because everyones got a story

 

O – Oasis 500

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Woo innovation.

 

P – Paris 

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Dawwar Paris that is

 

Q – al Quds Falafel 

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fa-freakin-lafel

 

R – Rainbow St. 

rainbow st

The most colorful place in all Amman 😉

 

S – Souq Jara

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Where we like to make it rain

 

T – Thawb

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Cause our roots are embroidered in our threads

 

U – Umm Uthaina

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Can we just jewelry shop like there’s no tomorrow… And then go to Murphy’s?

 

V- Vimto

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Our favorite non-alcoholic drink

 

W – Wadi Rimmum

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The classiest place in all of Amman.

 

X – X

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This thing hanging in everyone’s rearview mirror. For why?

 

Y – al Yasmeen 

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Aka everyones favorite drinking/smoking/make out spot.

 

Z – Zuwwadeh

zawadeh

Ok technically, it’s in Fuheis, but it still counts.

Originally published on Scoop Empire January 10, 2016

 

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