Tourists coming to the capital of the country of Jordan for the first time may be uncertain of what to wear, all the more as conflicting advice can often be delivered by various voices on forum boards on the Internet. For reference, the following information may then be useful to you if you are in this position of uncertainty, as it may clarify quite a number of issues that would be of moment when visiting the city.
First, it must be remembered that Amman is part of a generally modest country, culturally speaking. Yes, it is the capital, and yes, it is in fact one of the most “westernised” and culturally liberal cities of the region, but it pays to keep the above in mind. It may prevent you from making a mistake somewhere and interpreting some fashion advice you run into too liberally or running it to the less conservative end of the interpretive spectrum. In short: always err on the side of modesty. [Read more…]