The Rainbow Street (Arabic: شارع الرينبو), originally named Abu Bakr al Siddiq street, is a public space in the historic area of Jabal Amman, near the center of downtown Amman, Jordan. The street runs East from the First Circle to Mango Street, and contains several landmarks including the Embassy of Saudi Arabia and the British Council building, as well as the headquarters of the Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company and the cinema after which the street is renamed. It is also home to sites of Jordan's history, such as the al-Mufti House, the residence of King Talal and the home of former military commander and Prime Minister Zaid ibn Shaker.
An article in Alghad newspaper reported on the municipality's decision:
A document at the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) admits that Amman cannot compete with other Arab cities through Neo-liberal urban restructuring projects such as the Al Abdali Development, as the competition to attract global capital and tourism between Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Tunis and cities in the Gulf is very tough.
The project cost an estimated 5 million Jordanian dinars. Improvements include increases in sidewalk space, movie theaters, and road signs. Cobblestones were added to slow traffic. Rainbow Street is the location of numerous companies and shops, among them the Center for Studies on the Built Environment and the headquarters of the Jordan River Foundation.
- Matthew Teller. "Along Rainbow Street". Rough Guides Ltd. 2007. Retrieved 10 May 2008.
- "Into the Wind: All the Colors of the Rainbow". Retrieved 8 May 2008.
- "Amman's urban development and.. a touch of ideology". Retrieved 8 May 2008.
- "شارع الرينبو مركز استقطاب تراثي يخضع لإعادة تأهيل بخمسة ملايين دينار". Retrieved 13 May 2008.
- El-Naggar, Mona (23 February 2010). "Sidewalks, and an Identity, Sprout in Jordan’s Capital". The New York Times.
See also 
- List of roads in Amman
- List of tallest buildings in Amman
- Tourism in Jordan
- Economy of Jordan
- Culture of Jordan
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