Ramallah is an exceptionally safe city with a welcoming community where theft and violence are rare. Visitors to the city may enjoy walking the streets at night without fear of being attacked or robbed. Tourists may feel free to ask for directions or help without worrying about being taken advantage of and Ramallahites are typically eager to assist. However, it is always prudent to be cautious and keep an eye on your valuables.
In case you forget your items in a taxi, it is advisable to note the name of the taxi company on the door so that you may contact them to return your items.
Modern Palestine has had a turbulent history and the country has been striving for the creation of an independent state for more than 60 years. Therefore, politics is very likely to be part of your trip, but in spite of the hassles they face, Palestinians remain open, tolerant and welcoming, willing to share about their lives and experiences.While the atmosphere within the city is generally safe and friendly, visitors may want to stay aware of the political situation so as to avoid any clashes. Even when the political climate is tense, however, the city remains generally quiet since friction tends to be concentrated along the checkpoints or near settlements.
Important numbers in case of emergency:
- Police 100
- Ambulance 101
- Phone book 144