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Banks-The Arab Bank and the Housing Bank, in the center of Wadi Musa, and the Cairo Amman Bank, in the Mövenpick Hotel just outside the entrance to Petra, both change money. They also give Visa cash advances. Banking hours are Saturday to Thursday 8:30am to 12:30pm. The Housing Bank has an ATM connected to Cirrus and PLUS.

Emergencies-Throughout Jordan, for police dial tel. 191 or 192. For an ambulance, dial tel. 193.

Hospitals-The Petra Emergency Clinic (tel. 03/215-6694), across the parking lot from the Petra Forum Hotel, is not a hospital, but it has an X-ray machine, an operating room, and other modern equipment. It’s open daily 8am to 8pm. In an emergency, your hotel or the police (tel. 191) can help get you there. The Petra Polyclinic (tel. 077-733-9209) is near the main traffic circle and is open 24 hours.

Pharmacies-The Wadi Musa Pharmacy (tel. 03/215-6444) is on the main traffic circle in Wadi Musa and is open daily 24 hours. The Modern Petra Pharmacy, a block from the Wadi Musa Traffic Circle, has an English-speaking staff and carries tampons, condoms, and other items not normally stocked by local pharmacies.

Telephones-The country code for Jordan is 962. The area code for Petra is 03. The area code for Amman is 06.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.