7 World Records in Jordan (updated)

1- Largest falafel in the world
If you’re going to break a world record, then why not do it by cooking up a 130 cm diameter of something we (well, most of us) enjoy  eating?
The famous Middle Eastern snack was prepared by 10 chefs all working in the Landmark hotel in Amman on 28th of July 2012. This falafel was weighed at 74.75 kg, which undoubtedly qualified it to be recorded in the official Guinness World Records.


2- Al-Khalidi street

Though not officially mentioned in the world records; the 1.3 km long Khalidi Street is conceivably the street which holds the most medical facilities and clinics on a global scale -according to Walid Al-Ma’aytah the director of marketing in Al-Khalidi hospital- succeeding the number of clinics in Harley Street in London.
The street accommodates over 500 doctors of various specialties, which makes Al-Khalidi street the heart of the medical focus in Amman (pun intended).

3- Most internet Cafes in a street

Another mention of our admirable Jordan in the Guinness world records; the University street in Irbid earns its unique spot in the world records as being the street with the most internet cafes in the world with 150 cafes occupying less than one kilometer!

4- Mostafa Salameh

Not many can say that they have climbed Mount Everest; and even fewer could say that they have trekked from the lowest to the highest point on earth (Dead Sea to Mount Everest), Mostafa Salameh is one of these few.
Mostafa’s long-term expedition, which would make him 1 in almost 30 people in the world, includes conquering all the 7 summits in the world and covering both poles.
The Jordanian mountaineer already mounted and completed the 7 summits challenge, and the North Pole.

 5- Largest sand structure

Jordan was able to memorialize its 200th year anniversary of the re-discovery of the admirable city of Petra by building the largest sand structure in the world.

Most tourism sites in Jordan have people, or even shops, that specialize in making these small-scale sand structures in glass bottles, so it’s no surprise where the Jordan Tourism Board got the inspiration from.


6- Largest Origami Mosaic (2015)


Celebrating Jordan’s 69th Independence Day in style! 250,000 origami pieces of peace doves were set up to display a 1,032 square metres Jordanian flag. What could possibly portray more vividly the pride we have for our country?

 7- World’s Largest Cake 

Okay, this does!

Breaking world records is becoming more of a tradition when celebrating Jordan’s Independence day. This year’s 25th of May commemorated the kingdom’s independence by painting yet another ‘world’s largest mosaic’ but using cakes this time.

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts baked over 18,000 cakes and arranged them into a 187-square-meter cake to form the outline of the country infused with the Jordanian flag.


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