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Wadi Rum Nomads

Why I started Wadi Rum Nomads

Wadi Rum Nomads is a company based in Rum village. In the heart of the protected area of the majestic Wadi Rum desert in Jordan. The company is owned and managed by me, Fawaz Mohammad Al-Zalabieh. We offer our guests all kinds of tours and overnight stay options in Wadi Rum.

Ever since I was a little boy, I dreamed of having my own tour company. As a youngster of 12 years old, I started to work with my uncles. First I looked after the camels. Later I worked as a cook in the camp. As my English improved, I started to work as a camel guide. After a while I switched to guide jeep tours, hiking and scrambling tours and trekking.

Over the years, I got very experienced in guiding travelers. Providing them with whatever they need to have a wonderful time. And I learned everything that an excellent guide needs to know about the sites and history of Wadi Rum. I also spend a lot of time with my grandparents. Often we sit next to the fire, talking and sipping from another glass of Bedouin tea. They tell me a lot of stories; stories about family, Bedouin life, culture, and history. They enrich my knowledge in a unique way, for which I am forever grateful. To me, it is essential to pass this legacy within our family. And I also wish to share it with the travelers who visit us.

Fawaz Mohammad, owner of Wadi Rum Nomads

Team Wadi Rum Nomads

Nawaf enjoying sunset with our guests

Wadi Rum Nomads is a family business. My brothers, cousins, and friends guide tours for Wadi Rum Nomads. We are proud Bedouin from the Zalabieh tribe who live in Rum village and Wadi Rum desert. We feel very privileged and blessed. We were being born and raised in one of the world’s most beautiful places. We love our homeland, Wadi Rum desert. We live a settled but traditional life in Rum village in the heart of the desert. Still, in our hearts, we will always be nomads. Whenever we feel restless, we put our stuff in our jeep, leave home and drive into the desert.

Shortly after the start of Wadi Rum Nomads, I met Bianca Abma. Ever since she is part of our team. She helps us to build and grow our business. Among others, she is responsible for our PR & communication.

The plans for the future of Wadi Rum Nomads are ambitious but straightforward. We aim to grow Wadi Rum Nomads to become the best company in Wadi Rum. To reach this goal, we will hire and work together with the best-qualified people available.

What can you expect from us?

We aim to share our love for Wadi Rum with you. We wish to give you a unique experience. Together we make memories that will never fade. We are satisfied once we see our passion and love for our homeland in your eyes!

Your opinion about Wadi Rum desert and Bedouin will change forever as we:

  • guide you while exploring our striking desert
  • show you beautiful places that will take your breath away
  • witness the magical desert sunset
  • share unique insights on our tribe’s history, lifestyle, and culture
  • occasionally play our famous Bedouin music
  • share beautiful moments around the fire at night
  • watch the phenomenal starry night sky together

And maybe most impressive of all; together, we will experience the magic of the silence and peace of the desert night. Desert memories for life!

Bianca Abma, works with Wadi Rum Nomads

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