WHERE THE PAST MEETS THE PRESENT
Deir Dibwan (*) is a village of 6.000 people, located 6.4 km east of Ramallah and 21 km north of Jerusalem. Beyond the residents, there are as many people born in the village and migrated abroad.
At a distance of 3 km north west of Deir Dibwan, there is El Tel Aiâ€™, a very important archeologic site dating back to the Canaanite period.
The local guide will introduce visitors to the main points of interest of the village:
Sheik Ammar shrine and Al Bayyara park, Mosque Al-Kabeer, Khirbit Al-Maqatir, Tal Aiâ€™ (Tal Al-Tal) and more!
MUKHMAS AND ITS VALLEYS
Mukhmas is a Palestinian town with a population of 2.500, located 11 km northeast of Jerusalem and adjacent to Jabaâ€™ and Deir Dibwan in the central West Bank.
It can be reached with own car or with a reserved taxi, as well as with buses or multiple taxis from the bus stations of Ramallah and Jerusalem (see home page).
Mukhmas is an ordered and clean village where most of the population migrated abroad and returns only periodically, usually during summer. The good economic level of the citizens and the preference to live inside the family limited so far the increase of attractions for tourists (and even for the inhabitants), like: coffee bars, restaurants, cinemas, ball rooms, theatres.
The visitors are welcomed and hosted as guests in the families, introduced by the local guide.
THE CITY OF THE BLOWING GLASS
Jabaâ€™ is a Palestinian town located 10 km northeast of Jerusalem in the central West Bank with a population of 3.000. It has not to be confused with the homonymous village in the south of Jenin.
It can be reached with own car or with a reserved taxi, as well as by the buses or multiple taxis from the bus stations of Ramallah and Jerusalem (see home page).
Transportation vehicles between Ramallah and Jabaâ€™: Abu El Aref: 00972 584355102 and Wael: 00972 598200513.
Jabaâ€™ is in the middle of a territory that includes not only the village but also 4 tribes of Bedouins and the Qalandia refugees' camp.
A visit to the village, with the help of a local guide, gives the opportunity to get the cultural and gastronomic experiences in the village, to be introduced to the residents in the camps and to know different present (and future) aspects of Palestine.