January 17, 2008

Queen Rania tours downtown Amman

Her Majesty Queen Rania greets shoppers in downtown
Amman on Wednesday (Photo by Abdullah Ayoub)

Ammn (JT) - Yesterday, Queen Rania toured downtown Amman, visited the old markets, spoke with storeowners and checked on the tourism situation. As she walked down Al Hashemi and Al Salt streets Queen Rania spoke with shoppers and also stopped by Abu Ahmad’s famous peanut stand, which has been serving downtown residents for some 35 years. Queen Rania also toured the Malhas Souq, one of the oldest markets in the city centre and visited the “Arab Culture Kiosk” where she purchased books on the capital’s history. Abu Ali, the kiosk owner, was honoured by His Majesty King Abdullah last year for his role in promoting culture and books across generations.

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