Category: Bedouin culture

having dinner with Bedouin - mealtime customs and etiquette
Bedouin culture

Bedouin mealtime customs and etiquette

While traveling in Jordan, many people will welcome. ‘Welcome to Jordan’ and ‘Ahlan wa sahlan’ are one-liners that will sound familiar very soon. We are pretty sure you will get quite a few invitations for tea

babounej/chamomile is used as bedouin medicine and can be found in wadi rum desert
Bedouin culture

7 secrets of Bedouin medicine

Modern medicine, as it is known today, was founded in the Middle East. From the 8th until the 11th-century Arab physicians laid the foundations of the institutions and science of medicine. They opened the first hospitals

bedouin house of hair in wadi rum desert
Bedouin culture

An insight into our Bedouin house of hair

Imagine standing on a ridge of one of our desert’s mountains. In front of you is a vast yellow sand valley. You enjoy the view for a moment. You wonder how big this valley is. And

preparing goat cheese bedouin style
Bedouin culture

How Bedouin prepare goat milk, butter and cheese

After winter and early spring rains passed by, the desert comes a life. Different types of plants start to grow, turn green, and bloom. The season of ‘desert abundances’ finally arrived again. So, it is time

fawaz playing bedouin music
Bedouin culture

Bedouin music: the poetic music of the desert

When you listen to our traditional Bedouin music, you might hear similarities with music from Yemen. You are not mistaken as all Bedouin music originates for the first settlers in Yemen. We are all desert dwellers

bedouin hospitality serving coffee in tent in desert
Bedouin culture

The heart of Jordanian culture: Ahlan wa Sahlan

“Ahlan wa Sahlan” (meaning, be as one of the family and at your ease) or “Welcome to Jordan” sounds familiar to every foreigner who visits Jordan. Welcoming people is something we do from the core of

fawaz wearing his traditional bedouin clothes
Bedouin culture

Bedouin wear: traditional clothes in modern times

Wadi Rum became known as a tourist destination after the release of the movie ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ in the 1960s. And even more after the publishing of a book on rock climbs in the late 1980s.