Walking is back in Amman

Posted on: July 31st, 2007 by Ramsey 2 Comments


Written by Ahmad Humeid

After the recent opening of Wakalat Street in Al Sweifieh in Amman, many Ammanis have expressed their delight to the pedestrian mall and activities happening around Amman’s newest attraction.

According 360east’s Ahmad Humeid he was impressed by the number of people walking on Wakalat Street after 10pm.

Thousands of people. Jordanians, Iraqis, Gulf nationals. Teenage boys and girls. Totally westernized clothes to pitch black niqabs. Families. Very light security presence. A policeman and a smiling policewoman, both riding horses. Packed cafes. From Starbucks to Wakeem to Aroma to Libnani Snacks.

Cool Ammani night after a very hot day. And yes: Arabic and English signs.