Welcome to Yarmouk University. Welcome to the Second Largest University in Jordan. Welcome to the City of Irbid. Welcome to Jordan. Below is some useful information during your stay in Jordan. Yarmouk University wishes you a pleasant stay. If you have more questions or need further assistance please don't hesitate to contact the Department of International Relations and Projects.

 

What is the best time to visit Jordan and how is the weather in Jordan?

What is the main Airport in Jordan?

Do I need a visa for Jordan?

How to get from Queen Alia Airport to Irbid?

 Currency Exchange

The Country of Jordan

The City of Amman

The City of Irbid

Places to stay in Irbid

Yarmouk University

Things to do on Yarmouk University Campus

Things to do in Jordan


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What is the best time to visit Jordan and how is the weather in Jordan?

 

For cooler temperatures in the high teens, the best time to visit Jordan is March-May. Amman reaches a comfortable 32°C between June and September, while nights can drop below freezing from December to February. The beaches of Aqaba and the salty Dead Sea touch 40°C in July.

 

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What is the main Airport in Jordan?

 

Amman Queen Alia International Airport (IATA: AMM, ICAO: OJAI) is located in Zizya area, 20 miles (30km) south of Amman, the capital city of Jordan.

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Do I need a visa for Jordan?

 

A passport and a visa are required. Jordan issues visas to non-Jordanians on arrival at the Airport. It costs 40 JOD for a single entry with one-month validity.

 

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How to get from Queen Alia Airport to Irbid?

 

There are 3 ways to get from Queen Alia International Airport to Irbid by taxi, public transportation (buses) or by car rental. We recommend taking the Airport Taxi from Queen Alia Airport to Irbid, which costs around 50 JOD. The road distance between the Airport and Irbid is about 115 km, which takes around 1h 35m. If you choose to use the public transportation, you can ake a bus from the airport to TABARBOUR bus station (40 minutes), which costs around 5 JOD, then another bus (JET or HIJAZI) from TABARBOUR bus station to Irbid (1h 30m), which costs around 5 JOD. The last option is to rent a car from the airport and drive to Irbid. The daily rental price is around 50 JOD.

 

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Currency Exchange

 

You can exchange currency at he airport and many other locations distributed throughout the country and even near Yarmouk University. Besides, there is a Bank inside the university campus, which can provides this service. 

 

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The Country of Jordan

 

Jordan, an Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River, is defined by ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. It’s home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs, Petra earns its nickname, the "Rose City."

 

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The City of Amman

 

Amman is the capital and largest city of Jordan and the country's economic, political and cultural center. With a population of 4,007,526, Amman is the largest city in the Levant region and the fifth-largest city in the Arab world. It is considered to be among the most modernized Arab cities and a major tourist destination.

 

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The City of Irbid

 

Irbid has the second largest metropolitan population in Jordan after Amman, with a population of around 1,911,600. It is located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) north of Amman and approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of the Syrian border. The city of Irbid is home to several colleges and universities. The two most prominent universities are Yarmouk University and Jordan University of Science and Technology.

 

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Places to stay in Irbid

 

Visitors are welcomed to use the Yarmouk University on-campus housing facility, which costs 15 JOD per night (or 250 JOD per month). Moreover, There are several hotels located near to (walking distance) Yarmouk University. The cost is around 30 – 50 JOD per night. The hotels include: Seven Days Hotel, Sedrh Hotel, Irbid Plaza and Sara Crown Hotel.

 

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Yarmouk University

 

Yarmouk University (YU) is the second oldest and second largest university in Jordan. It was established in the city of Irbid by a Royal Decree in 1976. It has evolved into a comprehensive university. YU is home to 15 schools, 2 deanships, 9 scientific centers and 5 scientific chairs. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in various disciplines; 65 Bachelor's programs, 67 Master's programs and 16 PhD programs. The university has around 40,000 students, 1100 academic staff and 1400 administrative staff. YU enriches university life through the largest library in the country, three museums, sports complex and cultural events, art exhibitions and musical performances.

 

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Things to do on Yarmouk University Campus

 

YU guests are encouraged to visit the university library and museums. The university library (Al-Hussein Bin Talal Library) is one of the largest libraries at the national and regional levels in terms of its area and holding of references and scientific periodicals. Its building can take 2500 readers at the same time. The library is connected with the greatest world databases. The university has three museums on its campus: Jordan Heritage Museum, Natural History Museum and Numismatics Museum.

 

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Things to do in Jordan

 

Jerash is a city in Jordan, north of the capital Amman. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, it’s known for the ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa just outside the modern city. These include the 2nd-century Hadrian’s Arch, the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis and the huge Forum’s oval colonnade. The Jerash Archaeological Museum displays artifacts excavated from the site.

 

The ancient city of Petra is one of Jordan’s national treasures and by far its best-known tourist attraction. Petra is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, Petra is a UNESCO World Heritages Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Inhabited by the Nabateans, Edomite's and Romans, Petra brought together the knowledge and skill of these civilizations to create this world wonder. Caravans laden with incense, silks, spices and other exotic goods would rest at Petra.

 

A spectacular natural wonder the Dead Sea is perfect for religious tourism and fun in the sun with the family. With its beach living you can soak up the sun. The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is the warm, soothing, super salty water itself – some ten times saltier than sea water, and rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and several others.

 

Umm Qais, situated 110 km (68 miles) north of Amman on a broad promontory 378 meters above sea level with a magnificent view over the Yarmouk River, the Golan Heights, and Lake Tiberias, this town was known as Gadara, one of the most brilliant ancient Greco-Roman cities of the Decapolis. In ancient times, Gadara was strategically situated, laced by a number of key trading routes connecting Syria and Palestine. It was blessed with fertile soil and abundant rainwater. This town also flourished intellectually in the reign of Augustus and became distinguished for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, university's scholars, attracting writers, artists, philosophers and poets, the likes of satirist Menippos (2nd half of the 3rd century BC), the epigrammist Meleagros, and the rhetorician Theodoros (14-37 AD). Gadara was also the resort of choice for Romans vacationing in the nearby Himmet Gader Springs.

 

For more things to do in Jordan, please visit: http://international.visitjordan.com/Discover

 

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