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This week in Jordan: May 24 through May 31, 2008

Below is a calendar of events in Jordan that enumerates and details art & cultural presentations and exhibitions, festivals & religious observances, business & entertainment shows, and sports & adventure events for the week of May 24 to 31, 2008.

Art Now in Lebanon

Tuesday, November 30 – Thursday, May 29
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
category:
Art & Culture
city:
Amman
location:
Jabal Al Weibdeh opposite to Luzmila Hospital
Al Saadi Str.
admission:
Free
contact:
Huzaima Basheer
email:
darat@daratalfunun.org
website:
www.daratalfunun.org ” title=”click here to visit organizer’s website”>www.daratalfunun.org
phone:
64643251
description:
Akram Zaatari, Jalal Toufic, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige, Lamia Joreige, Marwan Rechmaoui, Mazen Kerbaj, Paola Yacoub, Rabih Mroue, Rayan Thabet, Randa Mirza, Walid Raad, Walid Sadek, Ziad Antar

Spring Festival

Tuesday, November 30 – Saturday, May 31
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
category:
Festivals
city:
location:
Al Hussein Park
admission:
Ticket
contact:
email:
eman.suhiemat@cmj.jo
website:
phone:
065411479
description:
Spring is here, with its growth, rebirth, new energy, and unique colors and smells. This year, during the Month of April and May, The Children’s Museum will capture and celebrate the wonderful season, through a rich, colorful, stimulating and festive program full of fun, surprises, and stimulating learning opportunities.
Yes!!! it is worth it to visit CMJ again and again and again!

CERAMICS BY PICASSO

Sunday, May 11 – Sunday, July 13
9:00 AM – 7:00 AM
category:
Art & Culture
city:
Amman
location:
Jabal L’weibdeh – Al-Muntazah circle – Husni Fareez street.
Except Tuesdays and Fridays.
admission:
Free
contact:
email:
info@nationalgallery.org
website:
www.nationalgallery.org” title=”click here to visit organizer’s website”>www.nationalgallery.org
phone:
064630128
description:
For the first time in the Middle East, opening at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, an exhibition of original artworks of ceramics, etchings and illustrated books for the well known artist, Picasso, in cooperation with Cervantes Institute.
www.nationalgallery.org

Branding Workshop

Friday, May 23 – Monday, May 26
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
category:
Business
city:
Amman
location:
n/a
admission:
Ticket
contact:
International Import-Export Institute & Arab American eUniversity
email:
website:
n/a
phone:
n/a
description:
You will learn how to build a strong brand

The Branding Workshop builds your management ability to build and manage your brand in the most productive and effective way possible for your organization.

Whether you are building your brand, refreshing your brand, or evaluating your brand, and whether you are a start up, small or big business, this workshop is for you.

Who should attend?

Decision makers, finance, marketing, communications, and lawyers, are all involved in building and managing your brand and are encouraged to attend.

Speakers – George McGinnis & Bruce Turkel

This workshop is being taught by experts that have universal reputation and experience with some of the best known brands, i.e., Nike, Burger King, Citigroup, Wall Street Journal, Showtime, HBO, Discovery Channel, Sol Meli Hotels, Southern New England Telephone, Hilton Hotels, Miami City, Charles Schwab, and American Express. You will be learning branding experience by branding icons.
www.identitybrandingforum.com

Wadi Rum – Desert Experience

Friday, May 23 – Sunday, May 25
10:00 AM – 10:00 AM
category:
Sports & Adventure
city:
Wadi Rum
location:
admission:
Ticket
contact:
email:
team@terhaal.com
website:
www.terhaal.com” title=”click here to visit organizer’s website”>www.terhaal.com
phone:
+962 5 325 1005
description:
Day 1

Meet your bedouin host, wonder the desert by jeep, enjoy a unique sunset followed by a rich bedouin meal and camp in the middle of nowhere.

Day 2
Hike and scramble to the top of Burda mountain, climb a sand dune and enjoy another overnight experience in the desert

Day 3
A chance to enjoy a camel trek (optional)

Price: JOD100 | USD143 per person

For trip details and pictures please visit the following link:
http://www.terhaal.com/OurAdventures/Desert/Rum2.asp

www.terhaal.com

The Independance Day

Sunday, May 25 – Sunday, May 25
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
category:
Festivals
city:
location:
The Children’s Museum
admission:
Ticket
contact:
email:
eman.suhiemat@cmj.jo
website:
phone:
065411479
description:
Celebrate Independence Day in a new way
At the Children’s Museum!

Our fun-filled celebration will feature “Know Your Nation” competitions, a Children’s National Dress Parade, famous Jordanian artists and athletes, lots of prizes and surprises, and more!

Join us for this one of a kind Independence Day celebration
On May 25th from 10am – 6pm

Spaces are limited so reserve your spot today!

Hooray for Jordan !!!!

Arab Bodybuilding Championship for men and youth

Tuesday, May 27 – Saturday, May 31
12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
category:
Sports & Adventure
city:
Amman
location:
admission:
Free
contact:
email:
info@joc.jo
website:
www.joc.jo
phone:
06 567 11 71
description:
SOUK JARA is a public event with a variety of activities for you, your family and your friends.
SOUK JARA Market: A wide variety of good deals; handicrafts, antiques, homemade items and many more.
SOUK JARA Cafe: Food, beverages & Shisha.
SOUK JARA Theater: Musical Concerts, short films screened by the Royal Film Commission.
SOUK JARA Games: New games for kids and adults. Contact Number 0776732209

Investment Forum in the Free Zones

Wednesday, May 28 – Thursday, May 29
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
category:
Business
city:
Amman
location:
At Le Royal Hotel- Jabal Amman. 3rd Circle
admission:
Ticket
contact:
Free Zones Corp. & Smart Magic C0.
email:
info@ivestmentinfreezones.com
website:
n/a
phone:
n/a
description:
Investment Forum in the Free Zones seeks to focus on the importance and necessity of investing in the Jordanian free Zones and the need to provide attractive and competitive investment environment based on the importance involved in improving the investment climate. Preparations for convening such a gathering in Jordan come at a time when Jordan is witnessing unprecedented economic expansion and growth accompanied by a rapid infrastructural development as well as the implementation of huge projects that include the industrial sectors, trade, financial markets, real estate and tourism.

Alesteklal International Festival

Wednesday, May 28 – Thursday, May 29
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
category:
Festivals
city:
Aqaba
location:
The Great Arab Revolt Theater & Alhammamat Attunissieh Theater
admission:
Free
contact:
Nancy Tayyan
Events Coodination Officer
Mob. +962 799 42 66 64
email:
tourism-events@aqaba.jo
website:
www.aqaba.jo” title=”click here to visit organizer’s website”>www.aqaba.jo
phone:
2091000
description:
Algerian Folklore Group
Lithuanian Folklore Group
Greek Folklore Group
Nigerian Folklore Group
Indian Folklore Group
Italian Folklore Group

Canyoning – Wadi Zarqa Ma’in

Friday, May 30 – Saturday, May 31
6:30 AM – 8:30 PM
category:
Sports & Adventure
city:
Madaba
location:
admission:
Ticket
contact:
email:
team@terhaal.com
website:
www.terhaal.com” title=”click here to visit organizer’s website”>www.terhaal.com
phone:
+962 5 325 1005
description:
A 4km hike takes you through a black basalt canyon with two impressive waterfalls to abseil (50m each). Below each fall lies a splendid pool girded by travertine drapes. The trail ends at the Ma’in Hot Springs…

Price is JD 66 per persom

For booking and more information about this trip please visit the following link:

http://www.terhaal.com/OurAdventures/Canyoning/zarqamain.asp

or call us at +962 5 325 1005
www.terhaal.com

Souk JARA

Friday, May 30 – Saturday, May 31
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
category:
Art & Culture
city:
Amman
location:
Jabal Amman, First Circle, JARA Street (Fawzi Malouf Street)
admission:
Free
contact:
Jabal Amman Residents Association
email:
backstage@pro4.com.jo
website:
n/a
phone:
n/a
description:
SOUK JARA is a public event with a variety of activities for you, your family and your friends.
SOUK JARA Market: A wide variety of good deals; handicrafts, antiques, homemade items and many more.
SOUK JARA Cafe: Food, beverages & Shisha.
SOUK JARA Theater: Musical Concerts, short films screened by the Royal Film Commission.
SOUK JARA Games: New games for kids and adults. Contact Number 0776732209

Looking for some happening that occurs sometime after this week? Why not lookup something fun on our Jordanian calendar of events page?

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