5 reasons why you should visit Wadi Rum desert in spring

flower blooming during spring in wadi rum desert

Imagine you are in one of the most beautiful deserts on our planet. The sun is rising on a spring day. And you are scrambling a mountainside with one of the most beautiful views you have ever seen. The sky is clear, and people are few. Silently you enjoy the stunning scenic view. You grab your camera to capture the beauty of this moment and place. Touched by what you just experienced, you scramble down. You realize that this is only the beginning of your extraordinary day in the Wadi Rum desert.

There are so many reasons why it is worth visiting the Wadi Rum desert in spring. In this blog, we will give you 5. And we will provide you with a special offer to consider.

#1 Shoulder season: having the desert more to yourself

Early spring, March, is shoulder season. The winter cold is gone, the sun gets more intense, and therefore the temperatures go up. During the days, the weather mostly pleasant. During this period, the number of travelers visiting Wadi Rum is still limited. That means that while exploring Wadi Rum, you will have the desert much more to yourself than when visiting during, for example, April, which is peak season.

#2 Green plants and lots of flowers

Wadi Rum desert is one of the driest places on earth. Therefore you would not expect to end up in valleys filled with green desert plants. But you most likely will during springtime. Because after the rare winter rains, the plants rapidly turn green, and soon after, they will flower. They will cover the valley floors with beautiful violet, yellow and white carpets.

#3 Nice and pleasant daytime temperatures

As mentioned before, temperatures during spring are pleasant. The winter cold is gone, and the summer heat is months away. The temperatures vary between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius. And with 8 to 9 hours of sun, it is lovely to go on a tour in the desert. At night temperatures still drop to well under 10 degrees Celsius. So, sleeping outdoors is not an option yet.

#4 Clear skies: the dream of every photographer

In areas like Wadi Rum, a clear sky can make the difference between a view being beautiful and mesmerizing. During early spring, the dust is limited and bright skies are plenty, which makes this the ideal time to visit for photographers.

#5 Easier to enjoy both sunrise and sunset

Enjoying both sunrise and sunset in Wadi Rum can be challenging timewise. But during spring you can enjoy both. You don’t have to get up ‘in the middle of the night’ to enjoy the sunrise as the sun rises around 6.30 AM. And in, for example, February, the sun sets around 5 PM.

We shared 5 reasons why it can be interesting to visit Wadi Rum during springtime. Maybe these fit your travel wishes. Then you know when to come. If not, you can check out our blogs about summer, autumn, and winter to see if either of these seasons fits your wishes better.

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