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Rainbow Street
Rainbow Street

Rainbow Street

Rainbow Street, Amman, Jordan

The basics

Home to a wealth of restaurants and cafés, at price points from simple falafel and shawarma joints through to elite fine dining and delicious dessert specialists, most every Amman food tour will swing by Rainbow Street for tea, coffee, and a nibble or two. But you can also visit on a downtown walking tour, a neighborhood walking tour, or a self-guided tour, while most city highlights tours stop by. On Fridays during the summer season, the Souk Jara market adds to Rainbow Street’s souvenir shopping scene.

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Private Street Food and Walking Tour Amman Downtown
Private Street Food and Walking Tour Amman Downtown
$130.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Perfect food & history tour of Amman!
I’d highly recommend this tour! It was the perfect way to see the main sites in Amman, learn about the history of the city, and enjoy all their delicious food. Our guide Freddy was amazing, very energetic and knowledgeable, and it was great to have a local to ask questions about life in Jordan. I’d recommend eating a little before the tour, since the first hour or two are seeing the Roman sites, but not too much food before the tour because we were completely stuffed by the end. I only had one bite of the shawarma at the end because I was so full! I loved walking through the market and trying food, and my favorite food we tried was probably the Kanafeh dessert. This was the perfect way to spend our first full day in Jordan.
Julianne_C, Mar 2022

Things to know before you go

*The Rainbow Street area is a great choice for observational photography. There are lovely shots to be had down stepped side streets and residential streets alike. *Amman is built around seven hills so most parents will want to use back carriers or slings over strollers. *A cobbled, often very crowded roadway and rough sidewalks make Rainbow Street challenging, but not impossible, in a wheelchair.

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How to get there

Rainbow Street is in downtown Amman, only a few hundred feet southwest of the Citadel as the crow flies. It runs west from just by the First Circle roundabout to Othman Ben Affan Street. Catch service taxi route 2 from Basman Street or Second Circle to First Circle, or book a tour: Rainbow Street’s choked traffic means driving is best left to the experts.

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When to get there

For the best people-watching, visit Rainbow Street on a Thursday night, the start of the Jordanian weekend. Shopping is at its best on summer Fridays when Souk Jara is in full swing.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Rainbow Street?
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