Category: Features

Jobedu: The Little T-shirt Company That Could

Not even 10 years have passed since Tamer al Masri and Michael Makdah first set up Jobedu in Rainbow Street’s Souk Jara. From these relatively humble beginnings, the company has grown remarkably, and is currently looking towards the future and…

The Insurance Sector: Dealing with the Disarray

A recent buyout in Jordan’s fragmented and overcrowded insurance sector could mean some much needed market consolidation is finally underway. But even so, big challenges still loom large. By Dina al-Wakeel Over the summer, First Insurance, which provides services based…

IDG Consultancy Commits to Jordan

Inspirational Development Group (IDG), the global leadership and management consultancy, is set to reinforce its presence in Jordan by opening a full-service office. By Jane Hosking Inspirational Development Group isn’t new to Jordan. For the last six years, the international…

Bringing them Back: Boosting Jordan’s Ailing Visitor Numbers

Sapped by continuing conflict in surrounding countries, Jordan’s tourism sector has seen better times. But the Kingdom’s Tourism Minister Nayef al-Fayez is leading an ambitious drive to encourage visitors to return. By Elisa Oddone In the new science fiction epic…

The Saudi Women Blazing a Trail

In a challenge to deeply rooted conventions and stereotypes, Saudi women entrepreneurs like Sarah al Ayed and Lujain al Ubaid are achieving huge success in the world of business. By Elisa Oddone Hit hard by plunging oil prices, Saudi Arabia…

The Rush for Renewable Energy

Following the severe disruption of energy supplies in the wake of the Arab Spring, plans are underway for Jordan to reach energy independence with the help of cutting-edge renewable power projects. By Elisa Oddone A heavy reliance on imported energy…

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Zorba: Growing Green

With his range of naturally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs, Azzam Zorba is on a mission to improve our diet and transform the way food is farmed in Jordan. By Elisa Oddone German philosopher Ludwig Fuerbach wrote around 200 years…

Sun Shines on Jordan’s EV Dream

With a deal in place to fit thousands of solar-powered charging stations around Jordan, the Kingdom looks set to embrace the electric car. By Laith Abou-Ragheb It might not seem obvious at the moment, but Jordan is gearing up for…

Going to Waste: Recycling in Jordan

Household recycling in Jordan is next to non-existent, but a new strategy for solid waste management introduced by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs hopes to change this.  By Jane Hosking Many of us don’t think twice about tossing out bottles,…

The Craft of Recycling

In the absence of a national recycling program, some Jordanians have taken a creative approach to make use of the trash they see going to waste around them. In 2008, Hana Faouri established a community space called Khorda in Jabal…