Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

Jordan's First Shopping Festival Takes Place this Summer

28 Jul 2016

The Jordan Shopping Festival 2016 is taking place between 15th July and 15th August, with hundreds of shops offering discounts and promotions. It is organized by the Amman Chamber of Commerce with the purpose of increasing visitors to Amman and other parts of Jordan and increase spending. The USAID Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project (BEST) is supporting this event to capitalize on the tourism potential of the festival. BEST is helping promote the festival and organize a local handcraft market that will give artisans from around Jordan the opportunity to showcase their products and increase sales, and other support. A flyer was developed to promote the shopping destinations and highlight destinations and activities around the Kingdom to encourage visits outside Amman.

The Jordan Handicraft Market runs from 5th to 12th August at the National Gallery of Fine Arts Park in Jabal Weibdeh. The market is organized by the Jordan Handicraft Producers Association and USAID BEST, with support from the Greater Amman Municipality and the Amman Chamber of Commerce. It is an activity of the Jordan Shopping Festival and brings together handicraft producers and artisans from around the country to showcase and sell their wares at this weeklong market. Products include ceramic art and pottery, mosaics, embroidery, jewelery, home-made preserves, and more. There will be interactive and creative activities for kids, including painting pottery, sand bottle art, and more. Food and beverages will also be available at the market.
Visit the Jordan Shopping Festival Facebook page or website to keep abreast of promotions and activities.