National pride fuels café boom: 100% booked for Jordan vs Qatar final

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AMMAN – On Saturday, according to industry insiders, café reservations reached full capacity to watch Jordan’s match against Qatar in the AFC Asian Cup final.اضافة اعلان

Al-Ghad reported that Jordan’s participation in the AFC Asian Cup significantly boosted the café sector in the Kingdom.

Anas Abdeen, a café owner, confirmed that café reservations reached 100 percent capacity immediately after Jordan’s national team qualified for the final match.

Abdeen emphasized that cafés showing the AFC Asian Cup matches, especially when the national team plays, experience high demand.

He added that during last Tuesday’s match when Jordan defeated South Korea, reservations were also at 100 percent capacity, and some patrons watched the game while standing due to the crowded venues. Some could not enter due to the crowd.

Abdeen pointed out that Jordanian citizens have closely followed all the national team’s matches since the start of the Asian Cup. They sought joy in Jordan’s victories, especially given the difficult circumstances in the region pertaining to Gaza.

It is worth noting that there are around 1,000 tourist restaurants and cafés distributed across different governorates in the kingdom, in addition to approximately 800 non-tourist establishments.

The sector employs about 35,000 workers at a minimum, with some establishments having up to 100 employees. Jordanian workers constitute over 80 percent of the workforce in this sector.

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