Main place for hands-on activities, lectures and exhibition
TechWorks Amman - CPF
Address: King Hussein Business Park – Building 23, Amman, Jordan
Email : email@example.com
King Hussein Business Park is home to more than 40 international offices, companies and the THU Techical University of Jordan.
Inside the complex there are restaurants, a coffee place, a minirmarket and a pharmacy.
The World’s largest collection of Palestinian, Jordanian and Arab traditional dress
Tour scheduled: May 21 - 10am
Tiraz is the home of the most complete collection of Palestinian, Jordanian and other Arab costumes from the 19th and 20th centuries, with over 2000 costumes and weavings.
Tiraz is a Jordan-based institution that aims to preserve the Widad Kawar Collection, and promote the vibrant Palestinian and Jordanian cultural heritage and Arab living traditions.
The Widad Kawar collection contains over 2000 costumes and weavings. Each piece belongs to a particular time, a particular tribe or village, with an individual story to tell.
During the Fabricademy Bootcamp, participants are invited to participate in a private tour with the museum director, explore the exhibition and learn more about the traditional costume and Arab heritage.
Crystal exploration and group mud experience at sunset
Visits scheduled: May 25 at susnet time
Visit and workshop scheduled: May 25 - 10am
The Safi Crafts is an Unesco Initiative and the handicraft brand of the Ghor el Safi Woman’s Association which produces handmade textiles using natural dyes such pomegranate, tea, eucalyptus and Indigo, an ancient natural dyes that was traditionally cultivated in the Jordan Valley.
About Ghor Al-Safi
Ghor El Safi is a rural village south of the Dead Sea, located 350 meters below sea level. Ghor El Safi is considered one of Jordan’s poverty pockets and the sub-district with the highest proportion of households with irregular income and the largest percentage of jobseekers. Situated near the lowest point on earth, Ghor El Safi enjoys a unique geographical position and a remarkable history that often goes unnoticed. The village was known during Roman-Byzantine periods by the name “Zoara” and was famous for being a vital agricultural and trade center up until the Islamic period. Its unique climate conditions favored the production of sugarcane and indigo, as evidenced by archaeological and historical sources.
Visit scheduled: May 24th 8am
The city of Petra, capital of the Nabataean Arabs, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, it is Located 240 km south of the capital Amman and 120 km north of the red sea town of Aqaba (see the Map), Petra the world wonder, is undoubtedly Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction, and it is visited by tourists from all over the world.
It is not known precisely when Petra was built, but the city began to prosper as the capital of the Nabataean Empire from the 1st century BC, which grew rich through trade in frankincense, myrrh, and spices. Petra was later annexed to the Roman Empire and continued to thrive until a large earthquake in 363 AD destroyed much of the city in the 4th century AD.
The earthquake combined with changes in trade routes, eventually led to the downfall of the city which was ultimately abandoned. By the middle of the 7th century Petra appears to have been largely deserted and it was then lost to all except local Bedouin from the area.
In 1812 a Swiss explorer named Johannes Burckhardt set out to ‘rediscover’ Petra; he dressed up as an Arab and convinced his Bedouin guide to take him to the lost city, After this, Petra became increasingly known in the West as a fascinating and beautiful ancient city, and it began attracting visitors and continues to do so today.
The Nabataeans buried their dead in intricate tombs that were cut out of the mountain sides and the city also had temples, a theater, and following the Roman annexation and later the Byzantine influence, a colonnaded street and churches. In addition to the magnificent remains of the Nabataean city, human settlement and land use for over 10,000 years can be traced in Petra, where great natural, cultural, archaeological and geological features merge.
- Source: visitpetra.jo
Bootcamp fee covers 1 night accomodation in the desert with diner and breakfast
The whole camp is reserved for the Fabricademy community. Group Rooms available with private toilet inside.
Wadi Rum is the largest ‘Wadi’, dry valley, in Jordan, located in the South of Jordan and offers one of the most spectacular desert landscapes on Earth.
‘Around 60km northeast of the Red Sea and city of Aqaba, Wadi Rum’s natural beauty draws visitors from around the world who visit for jeep safaris, overnight Bedouin hospitality and experiences, as well as hiking, rock climbing, ATV, and hot air ballooning. Wadi Rum remains open desert with almost zero buildings, and its inhabitants are to this day the same Bedouin tribes who have lived here throughout history.’
‘Many civilizations have inhabited the area, however always sparsely due to its tough and inhabitable nature. Today only a handful of Bedouin tribes live in the area, mostly in the Rum Village, which is the only population center for the area. Wadi Rum rose to fame in the west following the movie ‘Lawrence of Arabia‘ which followed the story of TE Lawrence when he fighting in then Transjordan during the Second World War. In recent years, Wadi Rum has become a popular filming location for movies looking for lunar, moon-like, landscapes. Notable recent movies filmed here include ‘The Martian’, and scenes from ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’.
- Learn more: touristjordan.com