Shopping in Amman
Amman offers a wide range of shopping experiences at all price points. Explore our recommendations and come home with the perfect souvenirs to remember your time in Jordan.
Jordan River Foundation
As a leading Jordanian NGO, The Jordan River Foundation (JRF) is committed to making a difference in the lives of children and families through its national programs, the Jordan River Community Empowerment Program and the Jordan River Children Program.
If you are looking for some hand-crafted items, please visit the main Showroom, located in Jabal Amman (First circle – Rainbow Street). The shop is open seven days a week. Other points of sale include duty-free shops and most five-star hotels in Amman, the Dead Sea and Petra.
- Jabal Amman
- +962 6 4612169
Taj Mall is Amman’s luxury shopping destination. Located in Amman’s most affluent district, Abdoun, this modern mall is particularly popular with tourists from the Gulf. Outlets here include Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, and Burberry among many others. More affordable brands such as H&M, Zara, Jack & Jones also feature. Further, there is a large cinema with twelve screens. For dining, Taj Mall hosts a wide range of Western and local food chains. This is the true antithesis to Downtown, and prices here are generally above those in the EU, UK, and US.
- +962 6 592 1122
Beit Al Bawadi
Seeking to celebrate Islamic and Arabic culture, for over 30 years, Beit al Bawadi (BAB) has been renowned for its high-quality ceramics. Located in al-Abdali, near the Boulevard, BAB offers a wide range of stylish handmade accessories, dinnerware, festive ornaments, and unique gifts. Prices here are good in relation to the quality of the products offered. Expect to pay 17 JD for a painted bowl.
- Ras Al-Ain
- +962 7 7763 8081
City Mall situated on King Abdullah II Street. It offers a distinctive mix of international brands, restaurants, coffee shops and an exciting family entertainment zone, distributed over four levels of elegantly designed space.
- Amman City Mall King Abdullah II Street
- +962 6 586-8500
Hazem Al Zubi
With his circular shapes and multiple squares, Artist Hazem Al Zubi transcends traditional form and presents an exquisite piece of art work.
- +962 6 5680908
Al Afghani is a chain of bazars offering traditional souvenirs and handicrafts through seven branches in Amman. Named after the original al-Afghani bazaar Downtown, it is a convenient option for those with limited time. Prices here are good but quality can be lacking. This is a one-stop shop for all your basic souvenir needs.
- +962 6 5817570
Mecca Mall provides you with one-stop-shop from grocery, pharmacy, home improvement & gifts you can accomplish in one visit. It was Jordan’s first mega shopping mall in 2003.
Mecca Mall is located by Mecca Street – a main city-highway that provides quick and east access to several major sectors of Amman.
- Mecca Street & King Abdullah Street
- +962 6 5527948
Silsal offers lines reflecting the traditions of Bronze Age, Byzantine, Mamlouki and other Islamic dynasties.
- Al Radhwan, 4th circle
- +962 6 5931128
Wild Jordan Centre
Owned and managed by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN), the Wild Jordan Centre offers great food and drink with stunning views of Amman. In addition to the restaurant, there is also a gift shop, selling locally made crafts and souvenirs. Similarly, to Turquoise Mountain, buying from the Wild Jordan Centre is a great way to support local projects. Prices here are average-high but avoid the spices and teas which are much cheaper downtown.
- Othman Ben Affan St., Amman
- +962 6 463 3542
Abdali Mall & The Boulevard
Abdali Mall and The Boulevard is a pleasant space to browse mostly Western outlets. Architecturally impressive, it is the heart of Saudi tourism in Amman. In terms of shops, there is little difference between Abdali and an average city centre mall in Europe or America. Prices however are higher than in the West. In addition to a wide range of shops, Abdali Mall hosts a large cinema. One unique outlet in Abdali is the Jordan River “Wine Experience”. Here, guests can test a variety of wines grown in Jordan. This is worth a stop and near Jabel al-Weibdeh. Avoid taking yellow taxis directly from the mall as drivers will ignore the meter and quote inflated prices. Opt for Uber or Careem instead.
- Suliman Al Nabulsi St, Amman
- +962 6 400 6800
Set up by former British MP Rory Stewart, Turquoise Mountain is a charity that aims to revive historic areas and traditional crafts. Operating in Jordan out of a beautiful shop at the end of Rainbow Street, they offer a wide range of high-end products handmade by local artisans. For those with a higher budget, this is the perfect place to pick up unique Jordanian homeware, accessories, and jewellery. Shipping can be arranged.
- Fawzi Al-Maalouf St. 1, Amman
- +962 79 102 5578
Love on a Bike
Founded in 2007 by the young & talented Rima Mallah, Love on a Bike is a studio shop in the heart of Amman that sells handmade crafts. These include paintings, pottery, candles & lamps, woodworks, canvas prints, duvet covers, pillows, rugs, t-shirts, hoodies, and accessories.
- 23 Thi Qar Street, Wadi Saqra
- +962 79 643 3311
Jobedu is a Jordanian streetwear brand that collaborates with local designers and illustrators to produce high-quality apparel and accessories. The designs are unique! Centred on the spirit of community, creativity, and pluralism the brand has a vibrant community following. The main branch opened its doors in 2007 in Jabel al Weibdeh, one of Amman’s most fashionable neighbourhoods.
- Al-Baouneyah Street - Al Weibdeh
- +962 6 593 3595
Trinitae – The Soap House
The soap house is a great place where you can find aromatic soaps, face oil, body wash, body scrub, and other skincare products. The shop is well known for its authentic Dead Sea soap which is of the finest quality. Tucked away in Jabel Amman at the far end of Rainbow Street, this is a real gem.
- Rainbow St. 8b, Amman
- +962 6 463 3953
Jordan Craft Centre
Founded in 1979 by Jordanian alumni of the Lebanese American University, the Jordan Craft centre seeks to preserve local traditions and support artisans. The centre’s vast showroom includes jewellery, Hebron glassware, Palestinian embroidery, kilims, woodcarvings, old kitchen implements and Bedouin tent accessories. The Jordan Craft Centre is located just off 2nd Circle.
- Talaat Harb Str., 2nd Circle
- +962 6 464 4555
Desert Rose – Holy Land Designs
Working with disabled and underprivileged artisans, the Desert Rose workshop is located in the far West of the city near Wadi as-Seir. Employing 20 full-time workers, the foundation is committed to making a positive impact in the community. The products are of high quality, and the foundation works on a non-profit basis. Shopping here means that you are supporting some of Jordan’s most marginalized people to escape poverty and promote sustainability.
- As-Senaah Street - Bayader Wadi Al-Seer
- +962 6 583 1022
Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative
Founded by the Noor Al-Hussein Foundation (NHF) back in 1993, the Iraq al-Amir Women’s cooperative aims to help women reach financial independence and raise standards of living. Preserving local heritage, the project employs over 40 women in the production of hand-made paper, hand-woven fabric, ceramics/clay, and food processing.
- Iraq Al-Amir, Amman
- +962 77 593 1563