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How to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Wadi Rum desert

celebrating the holidays in wadi rum

Did you know that Christmas is an official holiday in Jordan? Although the vast majority in Jordan is Muslim. The Christian minority can celebrate their most important holiday of the year too. Most people around the world celebrate the upcoming holidays with family and friends at home. Just like we do with Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha.

Did you ever consider spending your Christmas holiday in the desert? By yourself or together with the people that are most dear to you? We would be very honored if you wish to celebrate your holidays Bedouin-style with us in Wadi Rum. Let us tell you how we would give you a magical experience.

A magical Christmas in Wadi Rum desert

During the day, we go on tour by jeep, go hiking, or do a camel ride. You can choose one of our existing programs. After the sunset, we drive to our camp where we will spend the night. In the communal tent, a fire will be running, and our sweet Bedouin tea is ready. So, you can sit on the mattresses around the fireplace to relax, enjoy your drink, and chat with other guests. For dinner, we, of course, serve you Zarb with a range of side dishes. The food that we serve is fit for those who prefer meat, but also for vegetarians and vegans. After finishing our tasty Christmas dinner, it is time for entertainment. We will play Bedouin music for you. And we can tell you famous Bedouin stories while being seated around the firepit again. Before you go to sleep, you can go outside to watch the starry night sky.

New Year’s Eve under the starry night sky

We start the last day of the year with a full-day tour. You can choose one of our regular programs. After enjoying the sunset, we drive to our camp where we will spend the night. In the communal tent, a fire will be running, and our sweet Bedouin tea is ready. So, you can sit on the mattresses around the fireplace to relax, enjoy your drink, and chat with other guests. For dinner, we, of course, serve you a festive Zarb with a range of side dishes. The food that we serve is fit for those who prefer meat, but also for vegetarians and vegans. After finishing our last dinner of the year, it is time for celebrating New Year’s Eve Bedouin style. There will be music, local and international. So, time to dance. We can teach our style of dancing. And if you don’t like dancing, you can do something else. Of course, you should also go outside to see the billions of stars. And maybe do a night walk near the camp to admire the nightly landscape. By midnight we have a special surprise for you. Afterward, it is time to sleep.

Will you join us for Christmas or New Year's Eve?

When you are looking for a special place where you can spend the holidays, Wadi Rum is a place to consider. For sure, it will be a holiday to remember. So, we would like to invite you to come and spend Christmas or New Year’s Eve with us!

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