Aqel Biltaji

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Aqel Biltaji
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Aqel Biltaji in December 2018
Mayor of Amman
In office
8 September 2013 – 20 August 2017
Preceded byAbdul Halim Al-Kilani
Succeeded byYousef Shawarbeh
Personal details
Born(1941-02-10)10 February 1941
Gaza, Mandatory Palestine
Died28 February 2021(2021-02-28) (aged 80)

Aqel Biltaji (Arabic: عقل بلتاجي‎; 10 February 1941 – 28 February 2021) was a Jordanian politician, who served as the mayor of Amman.


Biltaji was appointed by the government mayor of the Greater Amman Municipality in September 2013, from that date until August 2017. He occupied several positions over the course of his life, in Royal Jordanian Airlines and most famously as Minister of Tourism and tourism adviser to King Abdullah II and as chief of Aqaba's city council.[1] From 2002 to 2004, he was the first Chief Commissioner of the newly-created Aqaba Special Economic Zone.


On 28 February 2021, Biltaji died from complications related to COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Jordan.[2]




  1. ^ "Aqel Biltaji appointed as Amman mayor". Archived from the original on 2015-09-30. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  2. ^ "COVID-19 claims life of former Mayor of Amman". Roya News. 28 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Akel Biltaji". World Economic Forum.