The devout unroll a small prayer rug and face Mecca to pray.
Ramadan, the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, is a time of fasting from sunrise until sunset.
Of this approximately US$ 168 million are spent by the government on public healthcare and has driven the growth of the public healthcare system in the country and contributed to the development of hospitals and clinics in areas that were previously without medical services.
This is not to say, however, that the standard of treatment at these public facilities is high, but merely that treatment options now exist in areas where they previously did not.
The Arab world is sometimes divided into separate regions including Nile Valley (consisting of Egypt and Sudan), Al-Maghrib Al-Arabi (consisting of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Mauritania), Fertile Crescent (consisting of Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Jordan) and the Arabian Peninsula (consisting of south Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Al Ahwaz Al Arabiya, Oman and the UAE) and the Arabian Peninsula's Al-Janoub Al-Arabi (consisting of Yemen and Oman).
The Jordanian government is in the middle of a project intended to make the country the medical hub of the Middle East, and by looking at the way that countries like Thailand (the medical tourism capital of the world) have developed their healthcare industry Jordan has made major inroads in their effort to provide top flight medical services and facilities.One sector that is benefiting enormously from the revitalization of the Jordanian economy is the healthcare industry.Jordan spends approximately US$ 325 million, or 9% of the nation's total GDP, a year on healthcare and medical services.Jordan is a tolerant, Islamic state that welcomes all religions.A majority of Jordanians are Muslim, about 92% are Sunni Muslim, and 1% are Shia or Sufi.