I can’t believe I’ve been in Jordan for nearly half a year and I still hadn’t been to Souk Jara. To be fair, I moved here in February and Souk Jara opened on the 12th of May, but still I was long overdue for a visit. If you haven’t heard of Souk Jara, it’s the open air handicrafts market that is held every Friday from 10 am to 10 pm on Rainbow Street in Jabal Amman.
Strolling down the narrow aisles of vendors you can find everything from paintings from local artists, souvenirs, antiques, handicrafts, handmade accessories, honey, jam, soaps, etc. There is even a large section dedicated solely to books, both in Arabic and English.
At the very end of the walk you can find the Souk Jara Theatre, which hosts various local talents and live music, and the Souk Jara Cafe, for a drink or a bite to eat, not to mention some great views of the Amman skyline.
Support local artisans and head to Souk Jara 🙂
Opening Dates & Hours
Souk Jara is open every Friday from 12 May until 29 September, 2017 from 10 am to 10 pm.
For more information, check out the official Souk Jara Facebook page.