Iraq al Amir, Jordan

Learn to Cook a Traditional Jordanian Meal

2-3 Hours |

Take a cooking class with one of the women from the Iraq al Amir Association, experts in preparing traditional, local food! You'll learn to make a meal such as Magloubeh, Kabseh, Kousa and Wara, Dawali and others. You can also opt for making labneh balls by hand. Then enjoy the delicious food in the courtyard of the Association's historic building.

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2-3 Hours

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion, Family Friendly and Foodie Fun


The women of the Association speak very little English, so get ready for gestures and hands-on learning

Physical Activity

Light activity


Small Towns/Villages


Wifi: None
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Speaks: Arabic


  • Learn to make traditional Jordanian food
  • Enjoy a meal at the historic, Ottoman-era building of the Association
  • Get to know one of the members of the Association and support their work to empower local women
  • Pay a visit to Qasr Al-Abd; an archeological site dating back to 200 BC that is a short walk from the Association.



Arrive at 10am, Lunch served at 1:30pm


Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included



Local guide (not bilingual)


Vegetarian menus can be prepared on request!

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Iraq al Amir Women's Association

Locally Owned Community Association

Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Association was established over 20 years ago in an area rich with historical sites dating back to the Hellenistic era. Today, the women from the Association share special skills with guests and travelers, like traditional weaving, ceramics and cooking. You can stop by for a visit to buy these handicrafts and local delicacies - or you can spend an afternoon with the women learning these traditional techniques for yourself!

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Getting There

Transport options

Taxi and Drive
Please plan to make your own way to the Association, which is located around 20km southwest of Amman’s city center in the Ottoman part of Iraq Al-Amir. The buildings overlook Qasr Al-Abd; an archeological site dating back to 200 BC, built during the Hellenistic era by Hyrcanus the Tobiad
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