King of the Oven

Kareem Arafat is not your typical bread baker. A Jordan-native, Kareem studied law and began his career as an IT entrepreneur. However, global financial crisis and the Arab Spring forced Kareem to rethink his priorities. He sold his business interests and left Jordan for a personal sabbatical. It was in London that Kareem was first introduced to bread baking through a one-day introductory course. “They taught us how to make pizza and ciabatta and that’s it.” But the experience had piqued Kareem’s interest and he attended a full course on baking and bread.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Jerash

Jerash is the second-most popular tourist attraction in Jordan, surpassed only by the ruins of Petra. Jerash boasts evidence of settlements dating all the way back to the Bronze Age (3200 BC – 1200 BC) and recently human skulls have been uncovered by archaeologists. Jerash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years. The archaeology …

Amman Turns Out for Art at the Park

A Home for the Arts

Located on a hillside in the neighborhood of Jabal al-Weibdeh, Darat al-Funun, or “home for the arts,” is a contemporary cultural and artistic oasis in the heart of Amman. In addition to its contemporary art exhibitions, visitors can experience traditional Jordanian architecture, explore a centuries-old archeological site, browse a vast art library, relax at a café, and take a walk in the gardens.