Jordan is one of the safest, most easily accessible and attraction-packed countries in the Arabian Peninsula. People are friendly and distances between destinations are small — you can pack in a lot into a short visit. If you are interested in photographing on the Peninsula, but don’t know where to start, Jordan is probably the best place. It’s also an ideal base for onward travel to places like Egypt, Lebanon and Syria.
I didn’t have any problems taking pictures, in fact I was often encouraged to do so — especially away from the major tourist sites like Petra and The Wadi Rum.
Replacement equipment shouldn’t be too hard to find in the capital — but you might have difficulties getting anything more than memory cards and batteries elsewhere.
Hotels all have electricity so recharging you gear isn’t a problem. The internet is widely available and my mobile phone worked fine. Younger people and those working in tourism speak good English. Transport is cheap, plentiful and fast. Particularly fast if you use shared taxis — after a few journeys in these you maybe left wondering why they don’t exist in your country!
I felt safe and wasn’t aware of any risks during my visit.