Sahab is a city in the Kingdom of Jordan
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, south east of the capital Amman
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. Sahab is well-known for its Industrial Estate, the Islamic Cemetery, and Kahf of Raqeem site mentioned in the Qur'an
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 (Surat al-Kahf).
The earliest inhabitants in Sahab have immigrated mostly from Egypt
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 during the era of the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
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 in the 1850s. Two major clans  first inhabited the city: zyood (الزيود), and maharmah (المحارمة). a minority of migrant Egyptian
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 workforce live and work in the area. Recently a Chinese
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 workforce started settling in the area working in textile factories in the industrial estate.

Famous places in Sahab

  • Industrial City of Sahab
    Industrial City of Sahab
    Also refers to Amman Industrial Estate, and King Abdullah Industrial City.It is located within the city of Sahab. Its total area comprises 2.5 million square meters. By mid 1998, the Industrial City of Sahab accommodated 354 medium and small industries employing more than 13,700 workers...

  • al-Raqaim . This place is mentioned in the holy book of Qur'an. The legned of "Ahlul-Kahf" or the people of the cave comes in a Surah with the same name. It tells a story about a number of young men who took refuge in a cave place called (Al-Raqaim) near Sahab, after they fled their places of residence fearing the worse would come after embracing and converting to a new religion. After they slept in the cave for 309 years, God sent them awake and their cave was discovered by the people of the city who were believers after all that time.
  • Al-Tajamouat Industrial City.
  • Islamic cemetery.
  • Livestock Market & Auction.
  • Totanjy hospital.
  • Al-Shaheed Square

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