It’s the weekend and this means ‘Family time’ in Jordan

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I have lived in the UK most of my life, where Friday was another working day for me. It was the weekend, Saturday and Sunday that we all used to look forward to. Saturday was the day you could go and do your banking as the banks closed before you finished work on the weekdays, or we would do our weekly shopping or just go to the shops during the day. Sunday was more relaxing then Saturdays? Sunday was about visiting friends and families or just chilling at home because most shops were either busy or closed early. But the atmosphere was about getting things done, as no one ever seemed to have enough time to do what they wanted to do.

In Jordan our weekends are Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays is the day where we relax and enjoy family time just as everyone else does in Jordan, if they are not working. Friday truly is a family day, where you can see families after families sitting on the sides of trees, parks, or walking outside. In the evening the café shops, restaurants are full of families, friends and singles looking for a good time. Saturdays are the days where you go out and do your weekly shopping or visit shops, if you’re not working as most Jordanian work 6 days a week.

What do I prefer? I prefer the weekends here in Jordan, where it’s more relaxed, chilled and family oriented. I love the fact that I can drive 3am in the morning on the Airport road and find families having Barbecues. The atmosphere is friendly and safe and it is the people of Jordan who make it as it is.



2 thoughts on “It’s the weekend and this means ‘Family time’ in Jordan

    Alan said:
    July 6, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    I have been offered a senior position with a Jordanian company. I have been to Jordan many times and like it a lot, but would like to find people with experience of living there, and infor on tax, cost of living, pros and cons of the expat life there.
    I am English and have lived and worked in several different countries, mainly in the Far East, so do no anticipate having any problems with the culture etc. However, any advice would be most welcome.
    Thanks and regards

    wasapninjordan said:
    July 16, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Alan: Please email me on if you would like to anything specific. 🙂

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