Markets in Amman, also known as Souks are bustling with energy, people and of course, many unique items to buy. From spices and produce to jewelry, carpets, and pottery, the markets in Amman each offer their unique items and experience. For those looking to enjoy an authentically Jordan experience, a visit to one or many of the markets in Amman is a great way to mingle with locals and purchase some souvenirs. Here are some of the best markets in Amman worth checking out.
Although it only opens on Fridays, Soak Jara is one of the best markets in Amman showcasing the handmade work of local artisans. Found next to Rainbow Street in the Jabal Amman district, the open-air market is a great place to find handmade goods, soap, books, crafts, kitchenware, and antiques. There is often live music and fun ideas for children including portraits, magic and arts, and crafts. For travelers looking to purchase gifts, Souk Jara is a great place to stock up on local goods in a fun atmosphere.
Rainbow Street, Amman, Jordan
Open Fridays from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Souk el-Khodra is a market for fresh produce with some of the best vegetables and fruit in Amman. What makes the Souk el-Khodra so appealing is that much of the produce is local, seasonal and affordable. The market stalls are filled with brightly colored, fresh fruits and vegetables and is a great place to pick up a quick snack or taste some local goodies. Visitors to the market in Amman can enjoy the vibrant smell, a few samples and entertaining interactions with the vendors who are friendly and warm.
Al Hussein Bin Talal Mosque، King Talal St 1
Farmers Market in Amman
A weekend market, the Farmers Market in Amman is a great place for locally sourced produce and goods. From boutique bakeries to artisan cheeses, the Farmers Market in Amman strives to sell only organically grown, non-GMO and chemical free fruits and vegetables. Beyond this, visitors can find handmade soaps, pottery, olive oil, handicrafts, and even organic dog food.
Every Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, next to The Winemaker (Arar St, Amman, Jordan)
For those looking to purchase gold or jewelry while traveling in Jordan, a visit to Souk el-Sagha is worthwhile. Filled with endless and expertly crafted gold jewelry, the Souk is famous for the beautifully crafted and artistic pieces of jewelry. Travelers must be wary of fake gold and knock off pieces and be sure to negotiate with vendors to get the best possible price.
Downtown, King Faysal Square, Amman, Jordan
Nour al Barakah
This Saturday souk is one of the best markets in Amman and sells a variety of local goods. What makes the Nour al Barakah unique is the fact that it serves the community by bringing people together, most specifically those disabilities and provides a way to create collaborations for locals. Most of the products sold in the market are ethical, sustainable and care for both people and the environment. This is a special and unique market worth checking out while in Amman.
Al Ahwaz Street, Amman, Jordan
An iconic landmark of downtown Amman, the Souk Mango is in fact, one of the longest running markets in Amman. The market in Amman is perhaps best known for selling bridalwear and items for brides, but beyond this, they sell women and children’s clothing, some men’s items, religious clothing, sleepwear, towels and linens, perfume and accessories. Even if these items are not on the shopping list, a visit to Souk Mango is a must when traveling in Amman.
Al Madinah, Amman, Jordan