Monthly Archives: October 2017

Soft Opening for Fairmont Amman

Fairmont Amman Hotel is now welcoming guests after its soft-opening earlier in the summer. The city’s latest luxury hotel has 16 floors, 317 rooms and suites, nine meeting rooms and one ballroom. It also has a spa and health club,…

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Brands of Jordan Part 4

This story is one of a five-part series titled Brands of Jordan.  Nabil What is it? Al Nabil Food Industries Company, which was launched in Jordan more than 25 years ago, has grown to become one of the biggest producers…

Jordan Slips Down Global Competitiveness Table

Although its score remained unchanged, Jordan slipped from 63 to 65 in the newly published World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) report. The report said Jordan benefited from a relatively efficient institutional system and strong infrastructure, innovation, and business…

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Brands of Jordan part 2

Hikma Pharmaceuticals What is it? Hikma Pharmaceuticals is one of the top pharmaceutical brands in the region. Headquartered in London, the company specializes in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of injectables, branded pharmaceuticals, as well as generics, and…

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The Brands of Jordan

As Jordan’s economy has gradually opened up to the world, giant international companies have rushed in with products and services designed to cater to the demands of the Kingdom’s increasingly sophisticated and discerning consumers. But despite this ever stiffer competition…

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Weather Warning

Jordanians have ignored the threat posed by climate change for too long. By Osama Al Sharif The big story this summer was not political or economic; as much as both spheres remain mired in turmoil and uncertainty. It was—and will…

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GAM Needs a Unified Transport Directorate

A recent decision by GAM to split up its transportation directorate represents a step back for Amman and must be reversed. In a surprise announcement in mid-August, GAM said it was splitting up its Transportation and Traffic Management Directorate into…