Zababdeh is a Christian town located just 2km away from the impressive Arab American University of Jenin. Being a Christian town, there is a lovely church and it is also the only place in Jenin governorate where alcohol can be purchased.

There is a relaxed countryside atmosphere in Zababdeh, with flat farmland surrounding the town on all sides. The high street boasts a handful of different restaurants, as well as various shops and market stalls. Zababdeh, 15km southeast of Jenin, is respected in the region for its excellent educational facilities.

Population: 3,665 (2007)

What To Do

The nearby Arab American University is well worth driving by, with its striking architecture and immaculate condition.

The city of Jenin itself is a hive of activity with a lot for visitors to see. Nearby Burqin is a beautiful spot, and home to the third oldest church in the world, apparently.

Where To Eat

Zababdeh has a small range of restaurants on its high street selling chicken, falafel and shawarma. Jenin is home to a range of sit-down restaurants, as well as some of the tastiest shawarma joints in Palestine.

Where To Stay

There are several hotels in Jenin, as well as a hostel which is popular with travellers called Cinema Jenin Guesthouse.