When visiting As-Salt, here are a few tips to help you navigate the local culture:
Be mindful of culture and traditions by dressing appropriately.
- When visiting religious sites, make sure to cover your shoulders and knees.
- Stand up and shake hands when meeting people. Conservative veiled women may choose not to reach out.
- Most shops and vendors do not accept credit card payments.
- When shopping at local markets, make sure to haggle.
- English is not a widely spoken language in As-Salt. For seamless communication with locals, request a local guide to accompany you.
- During Muslim prayer time, don’t interrupt or pass in front of someone praying in a mosque or a public place.
- Alcohol is not served at local restaurants in downtown As-Salt.
- Don’t be surprised if your host insists on overfeeding you during a meal. It is a symbol of Salti hospitality and generosity!
- Before taking photos of locals, be mindful of their privacy and ask for permission.
For information on the city or for guiding services, visit the As-Salt Information Center.
Getting to and around As-Salt
- Book your own ride.
The average cost of a trip from Amman to As-Salt is JD10. The price will vary depending on your starting point.