24 Hours in Jordan

My friend Serene and I planned a 24 hour trip from Dubai to Jordan. We jetted to Amman last Friday to attend Rama and Basil’s Wedding at the Movenpick Dead Sea – it was a beautiful Greek Orthodox ceremony. The reception was at sunset and overlooked the Dead Sea. The most incredible part about the view of the Dead Sea is being able to see Israel across the water.

 

I had the pleasure of traveling to a new country in the Levant region – JORDAN. This is a country known for its rock cut architecture called Petra, the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum and the Baptism site of Jesus. Unfortunately, my 24 hour trip to Jordan didn’t give me the chance to tour the ‘must sees’ of the country. Tour of Jordan coming soon…

 

A few words from last weekend’s Arabic wedding:

1. Girls can wear white to a wedding and the bride won’t kill you.
2. Dressing for an Arabic Wedding = dress as if you are attending a red carpet affair (Long dresses are a must.)
3. It is tradition for the bride and groom to cut a 5 layered cake with a sword. A SWORD!!! not a knife. It was awesome.
4. Arabic dancing is all about moving the shoulders, swaying the hips and moving your hands out as if you are pushing someone away. I have the move down!
5. No slow songs allowed.
6. Only on the bride’s wedding night can she feel zero pain after dancing for 6 hours in 4 inch heels. Props to Rama!
7. It is possible to get ready for a wedding in 45 minutes and still look good.
8. Don’t bring a wedding gift to an Arabic wedding or you will be the only one standing there with a cupcake stand with a big bow on it.
9. No date required: with your girlfriends and plenty of the bride and groom’s family, you will enjoy yourself and be dancing for over 6 hours.
10. To all who are engaged and planning a wedding, do it the Arabic way by feeding your guests with a courtyard filled with food and unlimited champagne.

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