Place: Wakalat Street, Amman, Jordan
Time: Sunday 22 July 2007.
Today was the official opening day of Wakalat Street. I decided to pass by on my way back home from the office at around 10:30 pm.
Thousands of people. Jordanians, Iraqis, Gulf nationals. Teenage boys and girls. Totally westernized clothes to pitch black niqabs. Families. Very light security presence. A police man and a smiling police woman, both riding horses.
Packed cafes. From Starbucks to Wakeem to Aroma to Libnani Snacks.
Cool Ammani night after a very hot day.
And yes: Arabic and English signs.
Read these related posts on 360east:
- Wakalat Street is the first in Amman to be WiFied
- Ammanis flock to Wakalat street to rediscover pedestrian life
- Suwiefieh: Ugly signs down, pedestrian life in
- Blouzaat: Urban art hits Amman today
- The NYTimess writes about Amman (and my fellow bloggers and tweeps complain)
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