Blog: Culture

Jordan Named Regional Hub in Astronomy

AMMAN — Jordan on Saturday was selected as the regional hub for the Middle East in the field of astronomy, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

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Aqaba Named 2016 City of Culture

AMMAN — Culture Minister Lana Mamkegh on Monday announced Aqaba’s selection as the “Jordanian city of culture” for 2016 and Mafraq for 2017, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.


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Wadi Rum Setting Drives Interest in 'The Martian' — Cinema Managers

AMMAN — "The Martian" has been topping moviegoers' choices at local cinemas over the past few weeks, prompting theatres to hold additional showings to accommodate a "high" number of spectators....

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'Theeb' Wins Grand Prize at Festival International Du Cinéma De Dakhla in Morocco

AMMAN — Naji Abu Nowar's Theeb has added a new award to its "growing list of accolades" by winning the Grand Prize at Festival International Du Cinéma De Dakhla in Morocco, which concluded its...

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UNESCO Tour Highlights Salt’s Tourism Potential

BALQA — Jordan’s “rich cultural heritage” can be a strong platform to promote intercultural and interfaith dialogue, a UNESCO official said on a one-day tour of Salt on Saturday to promote tourism...

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Tourism Commercial Plays on Wadi Rum’s ‘Mars-Like’ Features

AMMAN –– “Jordan... Out of This World” is a promotional video of Wadi Rum, which was selected by Hollywood to double for Mars in Ridley Scott’s new blockbuster, “The Martian”.

Scott told...

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Jordan Provides Facilities and Services to Boost Tourism

Amman (Petra)-- The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) has adopted supportive procedures to attract tourism through its contacts with international tourism and travel agencies and participation in global...

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FIFA Admits Prince Ali Candidacy for Presidential Election

Amman (Petra) -- The FIFA Ad-hoc Electoral Committee on Thursday admitted and declared HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein eligible candidate to stand for election to the office of FIFA President. The...

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Visitors Flock to Jordan's Pavilion at London's Travel Expo

Amman (Petra) -- A large number of visitors from various nationalities continue to flock to Jordan's pavilion at the "World Travel Market" exhibition in London to learn about Jordan's tourist...

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Hollywood Stars Will, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tyrese Gibson Impressed by Amman Visit

AMMAN — Pictures of American actor and producer Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and US Grammy-nominated R&B singer and actor Tyrese Gibson at a Jordanian wedding in Amman went viral...

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