Information & Facts
Swimming anywhere in the Dead Sea is free, but a fee of
JOD 2 allows entry to the Government Rest House where it is
possible to swim as well as make use of their facilities, including
Arabic is the official language, but English is
understood by most people involved in the tourist industry and by
middle to upper class Jordanians.
The official currency is the Dinar (JOD), which is divided into
100 piastres or 1,000 fils. Foreign currency and travellers cheques
can be changed at any bank or moneychanger, although the latter
will usually give a better rate of exchange. Banks are closed on
Fridays. Better hotels will also exchange money. American Express,
Visa, MasterCard and Diners Club are the most widely accepted
credit cards and can be used at major hotels, restaurants and
tourist shops; cash can be withdrawn from inside banks. ATMs are
available, though acceptance of foreign cards is limited.