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Camel jockey[edit]

The term "camel jockey" took me aback, as it's a racist slur in the US for Arabs and other Middle-Easterners. Is it the common term for "somebody who rents camels"? If so, please revert. --(WT-en) Evan 14:54, 19 Nov 2005 (EST)

You norteamericanos are weird. A horse jockey is a guy who rides a horse and a camel jockey is a guy who rides a camel; I'd wager to guess that most of the ones in Petra (or any Middle Eastern tourist destination) don't own their camels. For what it's worth, a Google search for "camel jockey" finds lots of articles about, well, camel jockeys, notably the underaged kids forced to ride them in races. (WT-en) Jpatokal 21:48, 20 Nov 2005 (EST)

Student ID[edit]

Under the see section it is stated that students will get in for 11.5 JD. I was recently there (last week) and we were told that this was only applicable for Jordanian students, not foriegn students. This may be because we were in the off season, however, does anyone know where to check this out? (WT-en) Kdune 13:14, 18 December 2006 (EST)

I'm not sure, since my student IDs have alway been for Jordanian institutions. I'm actually surprised that they checked it with more than a glance. If you had visited on another day, the reaction probably would have been different. - (WT-en) Cybjorg 06:59, 6 February 2007 (EST)

You don't get any discount with student ID in petra.—The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Drinking Water[edit]

There is running tap water in Petra's bathrooms throughout the site but it is not safe for drinking.

I'm changing this section as it's entirely unfounded. I drank the water. There were no signs saying the water was not safe to drink. I saw them deliver the water by truck. And I saw the shop owner right next to the bathroom collect two 20L jugs of water from the bathroom, then bring it back to his shop, presumably to prepare drinks to sell to guests.—The preceding comment was added by Fedcba098 (talkcontribs)