Jordanians are welcoming to foreigners and quick to overlook etiquette gaffes. “Ahlan wa sahlan” is heard frequently, which means “welcome,” and they mean it. Keep in mind that in conservative areas, both women and men cover their arms and legs fully. Shorts, short sleeves and skirts are by no means prohibited, but visitors may feel more comfortable following the local customs. Men should pack a pair of pants even in summertime, while women should bring lightweight long-sleeve tops, loose pants or ankle-length skirts,and a light pair of leggings to throw on under shorter hemlines.