Clothing for Israel and Jordan

What is needed for a woman to wear to the cocktail events and to the nice restuarants. Do you think it is possible to get by with a carry-on size bag. AC

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  • Hi there,

    I've taken the packing advice (found under "Packing Tips") for Israel and Jordan and reposted it below; I hope this helps!

    -Tim

    Your journey through Israel and Jordan is casual. Dress for comfort and convenience with a wardrobe that is adaptable and allows for layering. Comfortable, cotton clothing is suggested. For travel from February through early June and late September through November, you will need a light jacket or fleece, a light sweater and a rain poncho. No special attire is required for dining, although you may wish to dress more formally for fine dining experiences in metropolitan areas.

    Most importantly, bring comfortable yet sturdy walking shoes that have already been broken-in. It is important that your shoes have good ankle support, as we visit some ancient sites where paths and stairs may be uneven and unpaved.

    In Jerusalem, you should dress appropriately when visiting the Old City and ultra-orthodox Jewish neighborhoods.

    When visiting religious sits in both Israel and Jordan, conservative dress is appropriate. This requires covering the shoulders, mid-drift, and knees.

    Jordan is primarily a Muslim country, although the freedom of all religions is protected. Muslim women's clothing often covers their arms, legs and hair. Western women are not subject to these customs, but very revealing clothing is never appropriate and conservative dress is advisable for both men and women in the old part of Amman (Downtown), and outside the cities. Shorts are rarely worn by either sex, and would be out of place in the downtown Amman area. Topless sunbathing is prohibited and one-piece swimsuits are preferred, although two-piece swimsuits are acceptable at hotel pools.

    Valet laundry services are available at all the hotels.

    We recommend that you pack an adequate supply of your prescription medication in its original container to last through your entire journey, together with a copy of your doctor’s prescription or a letter from your health-care provider on office stationery explaining that the medication has been prescribed for you, a list of the generic names of your medication, your travel documents and a change of clothing in your carry-on bag to avoid any inconvenience in the event that your flight or luggage is delayed.

    Following is a list of recommended items to pack for travel to Israel and Jordan:

    Comfortable, cotton clothing
    Casual daytime wear- shorts, slacks, long and short-sleeved shirts
    Optional: Jacket and tie for men and casually elegant evening wear for ladies
    Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat
    Swimwear
    Gym wear
    A light sweater or jacket
    Lightweight waterproof slicker
    Comfortable walking shoes with adequate ankle support
    Binoculars
    Insect repellent
    Camera, lenses, batteries, memory cards and/or plenty of film
    Battery-operated travel alarm clock
    Collapsible umbrella
    Pre-moistened towelettes
    Zipper-lock bags
    Daypack for camera equipment
    Sundries and toiletries that may be difficult to find enroute
    Copies of your travel documents that should be secured in the safe in your hotel room while traveling

  • AC wrote:
    What is needed for a woman to wear to the cocktail events and to the nice restuarants. Do you think it is possible to get by with a carry-on size bag. AC

    Usually for the cocktail events, short one piece dress above knee length looks very nice. But other than this skirts also looks good with short tops. You can see some collection here at http://www.camilla.com.au/shop/dresses/long.html
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