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A hotel in Zarqa is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Zarqa hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Zarqa are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Zarqa hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Zarqa hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Zarqa have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Zarqa
An upscale full service hotel facility in Zarqa that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Zarqa hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

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Full service Zarqa hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.

Historic inns and boutique hotels in Zarqa
Boutique hotels of Zarqa are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Zarqa boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Zarqa may be classified as luxury hotels.

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Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Zarqa travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Zarqa focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

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Small to medium-sized Zarqa hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Zarqa traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Zarqa hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

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A bed and breakfast in Zarqa is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Zarqa bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Zarqa B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Zarqa
Zarqa hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Zarqa hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Zarqa
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Zarqa hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Zarqa lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Zarqa
Zarqa timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Zarqa often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Zarqa on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels in Zarqa
A Zarqa motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Zarqa for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Zarqa motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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"Zarka" redirects here. For the cantillation note of the same name, also spelled Zarqa, see Zarka (trope).
For the legend of Zarqa al-Yamama, see Zarqa’ al-Yamama.
Zarqa / The Blue City
A view from the Zarqa city center
A view from the Zarqa city center
Zarqa / The Blue City is located in Jordan
Zarqa / The Blue City
Zarqa / The Blue City
Coordinates:  / 32.083; 36.100  / 32.083; 36.100
Country Jordan
Governorate Zarqa Governorate
Settled 1902
Municipality 1929
• Type Municipality
• Mayor Muhammed Al-Gweri
• Total 60 km (20 sq mi)
Elevation 619 m (2,031 ft)
Population (2011)
• Total 481,300
• Density 8,000/km (21,000/sq mi)
Time zone +2
• Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)
Area code(s) +(962)5

The Blue City or Az-Zarqā (Arabic: الزرقاء‎‎; English The Blue City BGN: Az Zarqāʼ; local pronunciation ez-Zergā, ez-Zer'a, or ez-Zarka) is the capital of Zarqa Governorate in Jordan. Its name means "the blue city".

Zarqa: Geography

Zarqa is located in the Zarqa River basin in northeast Jordan.

The city is situated 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Amman.

Zarqa: History

Although inhabited since the 1st century, the city of Zarqa was established by immigrants from the Caspian Sea region at the beginning of the 20th century. The first settlement in the city was established in 1902 by Chechen immigrants who were displaced from the wars between the Ottoman and Russian Empires. They settled along the Zarqa River. At that time a station on the Hejaz Railway was built in the new settlement. The railway station turned Zarqa into an important hub. On 10 April 1905, the Ottoman governor issued a decree that allowed the Chechen immigrants to own lands which they settled on. The population then quickly grew in size. On 18 November 1928, the new Jordanian government issued a decree to establish the first municipal council for Zarqa.

After the Transjordan Frontier Force was formed in 1926, military bases were constructed in the city by the British Army and the city later became known as the "military city". The headquarters of Jordan's Arab Legion was in Zarqa.

Zarqa: Demographics

With an estimated metropolitan population of about 700,000 in 2010, Zarqa has the third largest metropolitan population in Jordan after Amman and Irbid, whilst the city of Zarqa has the second largest population after Amman with a population of about 500,000.

Year Population
1903 1,000
1928 6,000
1952 28,456
2004 450,102

Zarqa: Districts of Greater Zarqa Municipality

The city of Zarqa is divided into five districts that all together have an area of about 60 km (23 sq mi) and another two districts within the radius of influence of the city.

District Area (km²)
1 First District (City center) 2.96
2 Second District (Althawra Al-Arabiya) 11.3
3 Third District (Ewajan) 12.2
4 Fourth District (Zawahreh) 16
5 Fifth District (New Zarqa) 17
6 Sports Complex District 3.5
7 Zarqa City Gardens District 19
The Zarqa train station of the Ottoman-built Hejaz Railway.

Zarqa: Economy and infrastructure

Zarqa: Transportation

The Faculty of Engineering in the Zarqa University.

Zarqa is connected by the Hejaz Railway to Amman to the south and to Syria to the north. A new railway is currently under construction to connect Amman with Zarqa.

Zarqa lies on the international highway that connects Saudi Arabia with Syria and on the international Amman-Baghdad highway.

Zarqa: Industry

Zarqa is Jordan's industrial center. It is home to over 50% of Jordanian factories. The growth of industry in the city is the result of low real estate costs and proximity to the capital Amman.

Several facilities that are vital to Jordan's economy are based in Zarqa, such as Jordan's only oil refinery plant. According to the Zarqa Chamber of Commerce, 10% of Jordan's total exports in 2011 came from Zarqa Governorate, amounting to more than US $512 million. Leather and garment products constituted about 52% of Zarqa'a exports, followed by chemical, agricultural and pharmaceutical products.

Zarqa: Education

There are three universities in Zarqa, the largest of which is Hashemite University. The other two are Al-Balqa` Applied University and Zarqa University. Other community colleges and research centers are based in Zarqa such as the Al-Zarqa Educational & Investment. Also, there are many secondary schools (or high schools) in Zarqa, most notably is the Zarqa Secondary School for Boys which is considered one of the oldest high schools in Jordan.

Zarqa: See also

  • Railways in Jordan
  • Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

Zarqa: References

  1. Su, Alice (14 February 2014). "In the Middle East, Arabic Wikipedia is a flashpoint - and a beacon". Wired. Condé Nast. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 12, 2009. Retrieved December 9, 2009.
  3. Assbeel Newspaper (Arabic content)
  • Zarka Chamber of Industry
  • Zarqa Discussion Forum (Arabic)
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