Ain Abu Aineh
You can find the head of a Nabatean rock-cut aqueduct on the south side of Wadi Rum. It is close to Rum village and the remains of the Nabatean temple. The easiest way to reach Ain Shalaaleh is to follow the small track that starts behind the village’s cemetery. The short ascent takes about 15 minutes. Ain Shalaaleh is a beautiful and tranquil place with a little pool shaded by ferns and small trees. Freshwater runs from the mountain’s inside into a pool always. It is so lustful and so green, a real oasis. This spring is the spring that Lawrence of Arabia is writing about in chapter 63 of his book the ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom’. It is the spot where the troops of Lawrence and Faisal watered their camels before the pivotal attack on the Aqaba Fort during the Arab Revolt. Imagine Lawrence of Arabia and Faisal preparing for the attack while you are there. Pay attention to the many inscriptions that are the silent witnesses of more ancient times. Enjoy the abundance of life around here and watch across Rum valley to enjoy the stunning views.
Ain Abu Aineh is one of the sites that we visit during the full day jeep tours. The real Lawrence spring, Ain Shalaaleh, is not included. But you can easily visit this one on your own.