Beautiful sunset in Wadi Rum desert

Wadi Rum Nomads

Why I started Wadi Rum Nomads

Wadi Rum Nomads is a tour 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.

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 tourists. Providing them with whatever they need to have a wonderful time. And I learned everything that a good guide needs to know about the sites and history of Wadi Rum desert. 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 very important to pass this legacy within our family. And I also wish to share it with the tourists that visit us.

Fawaz Mohammad, owner of Wadi Rum Nomads
Abdullah Mohammad, brother of Fawaz the owner of Wadi Rum Nomads

The Wadi Rum Nomads team

Wadi Rum Nomads is a family business. My brothers Abdullh, Nawaf and Habis 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. Being born and raised in one of the world most beautiful places. We love our homeland, Wadi Rum desert. We live a settled but traditional life in Rum village on the edge 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.

Bianca Abma is part our team too. She helps us to build and grow our business and she is in charge of our PR & communication. She is Dutch and lives in Rum village.

My plans for the future of Wadi Rum Nomads are simple but ambitious. It is my aim to grow Wadi Rum Nomads to become the best tour company in Wadi Rum desert. In order to reach this goal, I will hire and work together with the best-qualified people available.

What can you expect from us?

It is our aim to share our love for Wadi Rum desert 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 stunning desert
  • show you beautiful places that will take you breathe 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 amazing 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.

Bianca Abma, works with Wadi Rum Nomads

How do we ensure your experience?

Based on our extensive knowledge and experience we created a variety of tours: jeep tours, hiking & scrambling tours, trekking, camel rides. It’s possible to combine tours. Our tours are well balanced and give you the best experience possible. In case you have special interests or needs we are more than happy to provide you with a tailor-made program.