3 Days Cooking Holiday at Amman Pasha Hotel in Jordan

  • The Amman Pasha Hotel, 4 Al Shabsough Street Amman, Jordan 1181

Jordanian Cooking Course Vacation

Immerse yourself completely in Jordanian culture by taking a cooking class in authentic Arabic cuisine at the Amman Pasha Hotel. Enjoy an authentic Jordanian breakfast in the comfort of the cafe every morning for a great start to the day. Select from an array of tantalizing dishes to learn. Learn a maximum of 4 dishes per class. Arabic cooking classes are about 4-6 hours at the Amman Pasha hotel. You will get step by step cooking details and ingredients and, of course, you enjoy your own cooking.

Highlights

  • Choose your own menu
  • 2 hands-on, Arabic cooking classes
  • Purchase ingredients at the local souq
  • Non-participating cooking guest welcome
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 days with instruction
  • Arabic, English
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There is no charge for the storage of your luggage in the luggage room. All rooms come with linen and towels and powerpoints for charging your laptops, phones, iPads, as well as a TV, phone, and fridge. Enjoy a hot shower 24 hours a day. Wi-Fi is free in the ground floor lobby and cafe, and a computer is available for free access. Other amenities include unlimited local calls, safety deposit box, access to rooftop panoramic view. Convenient valet parking can be purchased for a small fee.

Amman Pasha Hotel is located in the middle of downtown Amman, across the road from the Roman Theater, and at the foot of the Citadel Mountain. A 15-minute walk will take you to the top of the 800-meters mountain where the Citadel is located.

Area attractions

  • Alhusseine Mosque
  • Auberg Restaurant & Bar
  • Dar El-Fonoon Art Gallery
  • Friday Jara Market
  • Gold Jewellery Market
  • Habiba Desserts / Sweet store
  • Hashim Restaurant
  • Jabri Restaurant
  • Juice bars
  • Liquor store
  • National museum
  • Poet House
  • Rainbow street
  • Roman Bath Ruins
  • Sara Fish & Seafood Restaurant
  • Souq Bukharia Alhashimi
  • Souq Mango
Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Massage nearby
  • Sauna nearby
  • Spa nearby
General
  • Cafe
  • Concierge desk
  • Lobby
  • Luggage room
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
Services
  • ATM/banking nearby
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

Sample menu of authentic Arabian cuisine

  • Ardi shoki: garlic, lemon, peas, onion, minced meat, artichoke
  • Batata with jaj (potato with chicken): spices, garlic, lemon, potato
  • Borghol bandoora: onion, butter, wheat, tomato
  • Borgol hommos: butter, chickpeas, wheat, tomato, onion
  • Chorchorus (Mlokhieh): Garlic, chicken, onion, meat
  • Falafel: egg, oil, parsley, spices, dry bread, coriander
  • Fatoosh: onion, tomato, parsley, cucumber, sumac, mint, fried pita bread
  • Fatteh zet or samneh (oil or butter): Yogurt, garlic, bread, oil, tahinih, latency
  • Foul mdammas or bellaban (oil or yogurt): fava beans, garlic, tomato, parsley, tahinih
  • Foul mokalla: garlic, oil, onion, beans
  • Freket jaj: chicken, spices, crushed wheat
  • Halawe smeed (helatieh): rose water, sugar, butter, semolina
  • Harrak be esba’o: lentils, spaghetti, onion, garlic, coriander, oil
  • Kabab hendi: spices, minced meat balls, onion, tomato
  • Kabseh: kabseh rice, special spices, meat or chicken
  • Kawaj: eggplant, zucchini, potato, carrot, tomato, onion, pepper, roasted
  • Keshkeh: mint, oil, onion, wheat, yogurt
  • Kubba belsenie:spices, onion, tomato, minced meat, parsley
  • Kubba labania: onion, minced meat, grit, yogurt, spices
  • Kubba maklia: oil, spices, onion, minced meat, ground wheat, fried
  • Lahme bel senieh: tomato, parsley, onion, minced meat
  • Maklobet badenjan: Eggplant or cauliflower, tomato, rice, meat, oil
  • Mansaf - Traditional Jordanian dish: Rice, meat, yogurt broth
  • Mehshi (zucchini – Eggplant – potato): Rice, meat, tomato, spices
  • Mfaraket kousa or batata (zucchini or potato): onion, potato, oil, mint, garlic, zucchini
  • Mjadara: rice or wheat, oil, onion, lentils
  • Msaka’et betenjan (Eggplant): tomato, onion, capsicum, eggplant
  • Mtabbal and Babaganooj: eggplant, yogurt, tahineh, garlic, tomato, capsicum, oil
  • Okra with Hakerip (Bamie + shakrie): oil, okra, meat, garlic, tomato, onion with rice
  • Ouzi: peas, rice, meat, pinenuts, almonds
  • Peas (bazella): tomato, onion, potato, carrot, peas, meat as a broth with rice
  • Rice with milk Dessert: milk, sugar, flower water
  • Salatet batata: potato, tomato, onion, parsley, oil, mint, lemon, egg, garlic
  • Salatet zeton: onion, lemon, tomato or yogurt, spices
  • Sayadiet samak: fish, onion, rice
  • Shakrieh: egg, onion, meat, yogurt
  • Shesh barak: spices, meat, onion, yogurt, dough
  • Shorabet a’adas (soup): rice, oil, lentil, onion
  • Tabboleh: parsley, tomato, wheat, onion, mint, oil, garlic
  • Yalanji (cabbage - grape leaves): rice, meat, oil

Below are some options for your free time and extra activities. Some of these options may include additional costs. If you have any inquiry or you would like to make further arrangements, you can do so by contacting Amman Pasha Hotel.

Experience the full traditional steam bath, massage and rub down at one of the hammams or bath houses. Plenty of cafes and restaurants where you have the opportunity to join the locals and smoke the traditional nargilyeh or water pipe whilst you drink your Arabic coffee. The streets are packed with small shops selling antiques, clothing, shoes, souvenirs, daggers, cheap CD’s, perfumes, jewelry and traditional items.

Amman Pasha Hotel offers transport to all sites in Jordan. Guests are grouped to fill a car or van and to split costs. The drivers are experienced, honest and speak English. Pricing is for 4 people minimum per car. Amman Pasha Hotel is an official outlet for Budget Rent A Car. They can organize a local to show you places of interest and the popular spots in town like restaurants, pubs, bars, taverns and the best hang outs. Guides are usually university students in Amman who wish to practice their English and enjoy meeting travelers and showing off the city. They can take you to all the most popular places.

Driving directions

You'll find the Amman Pasha Hotel adjacent to the Roman theatre at 4 Al Shabsough Street, right in the heart of downtown Amman.

Arrival by airplane

Book your flight to arrive at Amman's Queen Alia International Airport (AMM).

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Irini from United Kingdom

    "This hotel is in the heart of downtown Amman so it is in a perfect location for you to explore! The rooftop bar is an epic place to chill in the evening where you can order delicious Jordanian food from the lovely bar/restaurant Roma Cafe downstairs and sit and enjoy the sunset. Often, you will have the delight of some the staff breaking out into classical Arabic song and Aboud plays the guitar and oud very well! The rooms are clean and have good air conditioning - if there is anything you need, the staff are always more than happy to help. There is also a spa which, unfortunately I did not have time to use - but maybe next time, inshallah. Breakfast buffet, two words: yum yum! Last but not least, the thing that made my stay in Pasha so special was the staff and their hospitality - travelling alone, I felt they looked after me and had my interests at heart, they are friends and if not my Jordanian family. George was my driver for most of my trip and to say that he looked after me like a father would is an understatement. And there is no place too far for him to drive! I was very honored to meet him. My brother joined me after one week and he also felt the same. Thank you! Jaffar, the young manager, was excellent and ensured we were happy with everything and was always approachable, helpful and friendly. Generally, all the staff were fantastic, I wish you all the very best and next time I come to Jordan I'll be sure to stay with you again - thank you, thank you, thank you!"

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  • Review by Bilal I. from Peterborough, United Kingdom

    "I stayed here with a friend for over a week while exploring Amman. The service is very personal and the rooms are great. Being right in the center of the "Wastal Balad" (old city), you really get a feel for life in Jordan. The staff gave us great advice on places to eat and visit. This is a perfect hub to be based to explore such a amazing country! Oh and finally i almost forgot... the roof terrace has an amazing view of the city, both during the day and night... a lovely place to wind down with a cup of tea and a nargile pipe after a busy day exploring :)"

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  • Review by a traveler from New York, USA

    "I feel terrible that I waited so long to review this very amazing hotel! I loved everything about it: the warm and welcoming staff, the food, the decor, the roof deck. It is also very close to the Roman Theater and Citadel, which makes it a great location. Would definitely return. I am telling all my friends: "come to Jordan and stay at Amman Pasha!""

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  • Review by Marjin W. from Haarlem, Netherlands

    "Staying at the Amman Pasha Hotel got me introduced to the famous Jordan hospitality. I was welcomed in a pleasant way and received a very nice, non-smoking room overlooking the Roman theater. Sitting in the lobby, for good WiFi, I was offered free tea. Atmosphere felt very homey. Breakfast was tasty for me. I got to meet the owner, Raymond, when I was having my dinner and he was very nice and kind. Even offered me to make use of day-room on last day of my trip before flying back to Amsterdam. Eventually, I didn't make use of this, but still, really appreciated his exceptional offer! I stayed for two nights and if ever get back in Amman, I would love to stay there again! Thank you and cheers!"

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  • Review by Wendy L. from Toronto, Canada

    "My husband and I just came back from Jordan; of course, this was an amazing trip I have never had. We stayed two nights in Amman Pasha Hotel. Very good location, just next to Roman theater. We rent a car, the hotel staff could always find parking for us on that busy street. The room was clean. The hotel has its own bar and restaurant, good food, and nice service, and the price is reasonable. And very important - I really wanna say big thank you to that "singer guy" in the hotel! I fell down to the hill two blocks away from the hotel and my arm was bleeding, and that guy (sorry my bad, forgot his name) took me and my hubby to the nearest pharmacy. After the wound was bounded with gauze, he even wanted to pay for the treatment! Of course, we stopped him; I was really shocked how the Pasha hotel staff took care of their guests! Thanks again buddy! And if you can read here, I am back home, in Canada, and the wound is totally fine now! Thanks! As a backpacker, Pasha hotel is an excellent place to stay in Amman!"

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  • Review by Evina from Bratislava, Slovakia

    "I have stayed in Amman Pasha Hotel during my first stay in Jordan and I have to say I could not have chosen better. I could write much longer about my positive experience but long story short, if you are about to visit Amman, Amman Pasha Hotel is the place where you want to stay. It is located in the old town just across the road from the Roman Theater and walking distance from the Citadel Mountain, Grand Hussein Mosque and big market area with lots of vegetables, fruits, spices and places to taste local specialties.Do not miss for example Hashim restaurant, one of the oldest restaurants in Amman, with the best hummus and falafel in the town (as locals say) and Habibah Sweets, if you have a sweet tooth. If you fall in love with Jordanese cuisine (as I surely did), you can attend a cooking workshop with some traditional dishes also directly in the Amman Pasha Hotel (the hotel restaurant is nice and cozy and you might end up hanging out there a lot). You can also learn dancing dabke with them, the traditional local dance. Based on my experience I can say that the hotel staff can organize for you basically anything what you could possibly want to do in Jordan.In fact, the staff, is one of the things I appreciated about this place the most as their helpfulness and friendliness goes beyond anything I have ever experienced before. It is much more than a hotel service, there will be always somebody with whom you could discuss either places you want to visit, local politics or just somebody to exchange a joke with. It must be some Jordanese thing maybe, but I have to say the people in the hotel have a great sense of humor (remember this when you meat a guy called Jafar at the reception)."

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  • Review by Tommy B. from Athens, Greece

    "This hotel is more than great. Clean rooms, great location, and I cannot stress it enough: the staff is excellent. Having worked at a big hotel, I saw a 5 star treatment from everyone from the staff, especially Raed, the restaurant manager, who was extremely helpful, even making some secret warm recipe for my sore throat! The restaurant was overall great. Everyone was friendly, and also Naiel was always polite. Thank you to all, I will definitely be back."

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  • Review by Dan T. from Seal Beach, California

    "I did a 3-day cooking course in Amman Pasha Hotel, Jordan. I enjoyed all the lessons; thanks to their great chef Mahjoob. He really knows his job and he answered all the questions I had about cooking Arabic dishes. The staff in Amman Pasha Hotel were all very nice and friendly, I could even choose the dishes I wanted to cook. Very nice experience."I flew from Cairo and Amman Pasha picked me up. I got to the hotel at 8:30 p.m. and told Jafar I wanted to get on the jet bus for Petra at 6 a.m. next morning. He made it happen. I asked him to pick me up three days after returning from Petra and to take me to the airport the following morning. No problem. Both he and Feras, your travel agents, are always more than helpful. The breakfast is so good, and the guy that manages it loves Taylor Swift. They dance in the restaurant in the evening, you should go there!"

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Amman, Jordan

Amman Pasha Hotel. In the heart of downtown Amman. Arabic cooking class.

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