Rainbow Street in Amman is a promenade of restaurants and shops that is popular with both locals and tourists alike. From cafes to luxury restaurants, Rainbow Street has a large number of places to eat. The food here has a good reputation and it is a great place to meet fellow travelers and share stories with the locals.
Rainbow Street in Amman – Location
The city of Amman is made up of seven hilly districts. Rainbow Street is located in the district of Jebel Amman which is in the downtown area of the city. This historic part of the city is located close to the city center and is easy to find.
Things to Do at Rainbow Street
Rainbow Street in Amman is a colorful strip brimming with creative cafes, restaurants, and shops. The street is popular with tourists, locals and the city’s rich and famous including Jordan’s King Hussein and Queen Rania.
The Wild Jordan Center is owned by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature. The center is comprised of ten restaurants, cafes, pubs, and a luxury boutique hotel. It was set up to raise money to preserve eight reserves in Jordan which include Mujib Nature Reserve and Dana Biosphere. Profits made in the center go towards the families who reside in the reserves. The Wild Jordan Center is also a fantastic scheme to promote eco-friendly tourism.
In the shop, visitors can purchase gifts and souvenirs that are made of materials from the reserves. The center boasts impressive views of Amman’s popular historic sites including the Amman Citadel.
Books@Cafe is a trendy café on Rainbow Street that enables visitors to read, relax and tuck into delicious local delicacies. It is a bookshop and café all in one and boasts a brilliant menu of local and international favorites. The café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Along with Middle Eastern dishes, there are also a large number of Italian dishes on the menu including Spaghetti Bolognese and a range of pizzas.
This art gallery focuses on Asian and Australian pieces including photography and sketches. Jacaranada hosts many exhibitions with each one centered on a different theme. As well as admiring the images, visitors can also purchase prints at affordable prices.
This traditional Jordanian restaurant on Rainbow Street is regularly regarded as the best restaurant in Jordan and is frequently visited by the Jordanian royal family. It is set in a historic villa with luxury interior design. Visitors can tuck into fabulous local favorites such as mansaf, a popular lamb and yogurt dish. Mains start from 10 JD (14 USD) and the restaurant is open seven days a week.