Amman - Post Report Question and Answers

Is it easy to make friends with locals here? Are there any prejudices or any ethnic groups who might feel uncomfortable here?

I made a lot of friends through parents at ACS, expats and Jordanians. - Aug 2023


Not really, it’s probably easier if you speak Arabic, but most Jordanians seem to have their own circle already. There is noticeable racism and discrimination against people of Asian or African heritage. - Aug 2023


There's a bit of a barrier. I think it would be hard to be an expat from East Asia, as many people from Asia are service workers. - Jul 2023


Yes. - Mar 2023


There are a lot of Jewish people at post, so I don't think it would be a big hinderance, but I do think you would need to be sensitive to the Palestine situation if you are coming as a Jewish person. - Jul 2022


It is very easy to talk and socialize with locals. I often had tea with Jordanians and had great conversations. Jordanians are very hospitable and welcoming. - Oct 2021


Jordanians are open and warm, but are quite conservative. - Feb 2021


Jordanians are generally very friendly people. - Jan 2021


Women are generally invisible unless you wear something revealing (showing arms, shoulder or knees) and then you are cat-called. - Sep 2020


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