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Crown Prince tours Umm Qais, touts potential for tourism

By JT - May 01,2019 - Last updated at May 01,2019

HRH Crown Prince Hussein takes a bike tour during a visit to Umm Qais on Tuesday afternoon (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — HRH Crown Prince Hussein spent Tuesday afternoon in Umm Qais, Irbid, one of Jordan’s top tourist attractions, according to a statement from the Royal Court.

Crown Prince Hussein highlighted the diverse tourism experiences offered by Jordan, and the importance of capitalising on them to promote domestic tourism and attract more Arab and foreign tourists to Jordan.

The Crown Prince added that tourism is a pillar of Jordan’s economy, which reflects positively on developing local communities.

As part of his support for self-employment projects, Crown Prince Hussein engaged with two successful examples during the visit. The first one was with tour guide Alaa Akash, who took the Crown Prince on a tour of Umm Qais, which was known as Gadara, of the Roman Decapolis cities.

Crown Prince Hussein also had a home-cooked lunch at Umm Muhammad’s, who offers food and lodging at her home, providing tourists and visitors with an authentic experience of Jordanian culture.

During the visit, the Crown Prince also toured Umm Qais on a bicycle with a group of youth from the area.

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