Great place for hanging out by the water, access to beach volley as well which is fun because you can do the healthy thing and get a bit of exercise and then reward yourself with a cold drink afterwards.
Barasti is one of those places where you need to bring your mood, and atmosphere along with you, it’s kind of a balk canvas that you can paint any which way you want.
Good service and easy to get to, everyone in Dubai knows it which makes life simpler especially if you’re from out town.
My only comment is that their shot glasses are tiny.
All in all a fun place to chill, go crazy and generally have a good time.
What the Irish village lacks in services it makes up for in mood, atmosphere and great outdoors experience (at least in March). The live music, easygoing feel and good food all make it a definite must visit. The cosmopolitan nature of the people and the great design really make you feel that you are in Ireland; they even have a few Irish people on the staff.
However, be warned you could face a long wait to find a table, and the service is slow and at times unorganized, in my visit I even got a bit of attitude from the staff.
I am not sure how to really rate Virgin Megastores, I will start with what is obvious, which is the fact that it’s probably one of the very few place in Jordan the encompasses a wide range of different entertainment options, Books, Music, Games, Videos etc.. as well as a collection within each of them, which could be considered very advantageous.
However, I am going to be honest and say there are more things that i am not too pleased, than I am pleased with. the most important of which is that even though there is a large collection of things to choose from with regards to categories, each category isn’t beefed up enough for it to be impressive, there seems to be very little change on what is present on the shelves, every time I go expecting to find new things to choose from, I am faced with the same titles, be it book, music or PC games!!! So very disappointing! Especially when compared with other Virgin stores I have visited in the region and the world.
But by far the most annoying thing about the place is the location in the mall, It always needs to be a conscious decision to go through the mall experience and always during the week and definitely the earlier the better.
Nonetheless, truth be told, I must give credit to the staff at Virgin, they are always super helpful and even though they have rarely found what I ask for they are always extremely nice, apologetic and try to offer solutions and recommendation, which if I look back at the entire experience is probably the best thing about the place as well as the only reason I still consider it as an option to go back to.
Walking into the Grand Hyatt almost feels like walking into my home. I have been going to the Hyatt for years now, and I have can say that I have stayed in their rooms, I lounged around at the lobby, and terrace, eaten at all their outlets which are considerable for a hotel in Jordan and most of all I have organized several events both at the hotel and Zara expo.
All in all I can confidently say that dealing with the people at the Hyatt id fantastic, it’s one of the few hotels in Amman that I honestly feel that the staff go out of their way to help, support and accommodate,
For locals I would say it’s perfect for a summer drink at the terrace, the Deli’s smoked salmon sandwich is phenomenal, the Le Contro has some of the best Italian food in the city especially the Veal , 30deg north probably has the best seafood in Jordan MMMMMM..
For Internationals I would definitely recommend it, the rooms are great, the beds are some of the most comfortable and oddly enough the colour scheme is very relaxing and calm, I hate staying in hotels that decide to take on a super modern style that for some odd reason always incorporates every colour in the pallet (maybe they should start adding warning of possible epileptic episodes). The location is perfect for people who want to experience downtown Amman as well as the more recent and modern west Amman lifestyle.
The only negative thing about the hotel is the Valet; it takes for ever to get your car back they really need to do something about that.
Dr. Zaidoun is probably if not definitely the best obstetrician I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. His manner and demeanour are great, he is one of those doctors that have the ability to keep you calm, explain the problem and giving you the best medical solution whilst still giving you options to choose from, most importantly he’s the man to call in an emergency. Did I forget to mention that he has great sense of humour!
He is one of those doctors that in my opinion still deserves the title. Meaning he is a doctor first and a businessman second, so no unnecessary tests, exams etc… etc… just so you or your health care can dish out the money.
My only two comments is the location of the clinic in Gardens St. not very fun to get to and parking is a drag, the wait in his office is unidentified which can be problematic if your running on a schedule but again he is definitely worth the wait.
Once you’ve dealt with Dr. Zaidoun I assure you no one else will do.
I can honestly say that it’s the only telecom company that has actually become better with time. In comparison the other two, who have in my opinion become worse Their roaming service is seriously unbeatable.... SERIOUSLY!!!
Their prices are the most competitive
Their offerings are just as good if not better than the rest
Their just getting better
But just to be fully objective, i wouldn't expect much from their internet customer care hotline, they seem to be programed to the same response no matter what the problem is. Even though in five years i have only called them something like 4 times.
Aramex is one of those great Jordanian success stories and I have the utmost of respect for the people who made it happen as well as the good community work that they do. However, and it pains me to say this every experience I have had with them only makes me want to work with them less.
I have been on both ends of the service, the sending and receiving end of the Aramex experience and I have yet to receive a shipment on time or get it delivered on time… EVER.
Magazines are late, credit cards are late (especially when you need them the most), packages are late, hell even Invitations to events I am supposed to attend are late.
Wouldn’t really recommend their shipping service, even though the people are nice and helpful but i guess when you get that many compalaints i guess you have to make up for it with a good attitude.
Still haven’t tried their shop and ship, but from what I hear it is supposed to be much better. I really hope so
This place reminds me of being at Uni; it’s got the oddest things but somehow they make sense. Anyone who has ever been in a bind will automatically love Snax… and the name says it all, it really is a snack… its small, convenient and you get exactly what you want out of it... and it’s a definite life savour for those strange things that you need at 3, 4, 5 o’clock in the morning, cravings, essentials or just plain old goofing around.
I can honestly say that sweet supermarket is one of the places that earns the title, it really is a Supper Market, I can compare it to the small shops all over Jordan that call themselves a Mall when they really are just a small corner shop, and if you have lived in Amman for a while you will know what I mean, But Sweet really does have everything you need. I am always pleasantly surprised by the options and brands that they have, and I love the fact that it has been around for years. However it a bit pricy, but worth the visit you never know what you’re going to find.
COZMO, once the shining beacon for all west Ammanies, and that’s not to say that it is no longer but now there’s some competition to contend with.
However, I must say that I enjoy shopping there, lots of choices, a spacious environment to maneuver in, and very organized with regard to stacking of shelves, visibility of items etc… but I can’t help thinking that Cozmo have a master plan hidden somewhere because I can never seem to find the same thing twice in the same place! The more exotic and/or different the item the more they keep changing its place, funny though because at face value it appears that everything is the same but not really!! It’s always an interesting expedition at cozmo.
But truth be told, I enjoy shopping there so much so that I actually haven’t gone to check out the competition yet. The staff are very nice, the way everything is setup is inviting. The meat, poultry and seafood section is clean and fresh and the guys there are very accommodating. The Bakery always kicks off your shopping experience on a good note (nothing like the smell of fresh bread), And an absolute hats off to the person cleaning the shopping cart handles when you firs enter, always makes you feel everything is that much cleaner.
The best of all is that they are one of the very few places that cater to us people who enjoy good pork meat, whether it’s Ham, salami, prosciutto or just good old tasty pork sausages.
My only two concerns are it’s noticeably more expensive than the market, and the Cozmo card is something that I have actually never felt any value from carrying.
Decided to visit what has quickly become the talk of the town place. I must admit that they did a great job with building the atmosphere at Sufra, because I automatically felt like I was walking into my grandfather’s house which till this day automatically makes me hungry. I don’t know what it is but my expectations were really high because they did such a good job of setting them.
I can say that the food is good, especially the spinach with olive oil and onions, the Kuftah with Tahini was exceptional in my opinion, and the Pepsi in a glass bottle was a nice surprise, really took me back. The seating is comfortable and really does the job of making you feel at home.
My only issue with the place is that I felt the service was a bit slow, especially given that when we first arrived the place was relatively empty, but they make up for it with smiles and their friendly attitude, so wasn’t really bothered by it but I would keep it in mind for my next visit, as I do plan on going again.
They have valet which I feel is very important when going to places in Rainbow st. the place was impeccably clean and I can’t wait till they open the back terrace, I think that’s going to be fantastic in the spring and summer to bad it doesn’t look like it’s going to have much of a view.
My final comment is I felt the place was a bit pricy, but maybe it’s because we “in true Jordanian fashion” over ordered. But for the first time it was good we got to try several different dishes. I already have my eye on a few dishes that I snuck a peek of, off our next door table.
All in all if you’re in Amman and you want have some good Jordanian food it's the definite place to go.
All i can say is OH MY GOD!!!!
Defiantly the best pizza in town, the crust is perfect, the ingredients are yummy, none of that oily greasy residue you get from other places, and just to top it all off their delivery time is close to perfect.
No one can review this place without describing their Alfredo Pizza, I am actually not fond of the Pasta Alfredo but I can’t get enough of Pizza lovers’ take on it. I have tried a few of their selection and their great as well but every time i end up ordering the Alfredo on the side JUST IN CASE…
YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM how is that for a rating!!!!
“The at the work life savor”, Never been to the place but we have been ordering from there for the past year, If not more. The people are great the sandwiches are scrumptious and healthy, sometimes a bit late in delivery but worth the wait.
There is a lot to like about this place with regards to the atmosphere, even though I have only been there once, the best being the mix between modern interior design and the fantastic red brick backdrop behind the counter, reminds me of my old apartment back in Boston. The warm reception and smiles you get when walking in automatically makes you feel like a regular.
However, as far as reviews go I would be honest in saying that their cappuccino is not the best in town actually it's not something I would recommend, But in comparison they offer a magical Nutella Chocolate Coffee Concoction that made me jealous of the friends that ordered it, the expression on their faces whilst indulging in it was priceless. making the place a definite must revisit. I wonder if that had an effect on my own cappuccino experience??? Who knows!!!
The selection wasn’t as diverse as I expected it to be, and I am afraid that the location off Rainbow St. may be a bit of a double edge sword at times. would love to see more couches and just a tad bit dimmer lighting, the super bright light with white furniture breaks the cozyness that the place has to offer.
Mirabelle seems to be one of those places that I can’t put my figure on I think they have good food, with nice twists on the traditional offerings. You get to have your choice of deciding to be healthy with their great salads and sandwiches or you can indulge your sweet tooth with their yummy chocolate éclair my favorite.
However, my confusion with the place is probably atmosphere related, as I feel that is mostly for mothers and aunties to go have morning coffee discuss wedding plans and what the latest talk around town is, or for those couples that are looking to have a really quiet outing, so it never pops into my mind as place to go to, but rather to order out from, which in all honestly I do at least twice to three times a month when at work, which brings me to the only thing that I can say annoys me about the place, the purchasing mechanism for takeout orders. Basically it consists of four or five steps of ordering, paying getting a slip, giving the slip to the guy behind the counter, getting another paper and then going back to get your actual order, I am sure that there must be a better way of automating the process in order make this less of a hassle. Also they should actually invest in delivering food not sure why they don’t do that still?
But all in all I can say it’s good food