Rainbow Street

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Rainbow Street winds up through Jabal Amman
Rainbow Street from the 1st Circle end

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 attractions from roof tops restaurants to pubs. The street runs in front of the British Council building, as well as the headquarters of the Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company and the cinema after which the street is renamed.[1]

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. 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. Souk Jara lies nearby the street.


  1. ^ Matthew Teller. "Along Rainbow Street". Rough Guides Ltd. 2007. Retrieved 10 May 2008. 

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