Tag: culture

eating magloubah in the desert
food & drinks

Magloubah: the delicious upside down dish

Our Bedouin kitchen has some iconic traditional dishes. Earlier, we wrote a blog about Mansaf, which is also our countries national dish. The second best-known dish is Magloubah. The English translation for Magloubah is upside down. Upside

christmas vaction under the stars in wadi rum
Wadi Rum events

The ultimate Christmas vacation in Jordan

For many people, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are not just a time for celebration but also a time for a vacation. A beautiful end of this year and a good start of the New Year.

replay of the great arabic revolt in wadi rum
Wadi Rum events

Celebrating the Great Arabic Revolt in 2016

Next year, 2017, is the 100th anniversary of the Great Arabic Revolt. This anniversary is something that will not pass unnoticed in our country. And probably not in all the countries in the Arabian Peninsula. For

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

picture of khaskhasha canyon you want to take in wadi rum
Wadi Rum sites

5 pictures you want to take in Wadi Rum desert

We always advise our guests to bring enough charged batteries and memory cards for their cameras. The reason for the charged batteries is simple. Unless you have a solar charger, there is no way to charge

guide getting zarb dinner out of the oven
food & drinks

How to prepare Zarb, the Bedouin barbecue, in 7 steps

Zarb is one of the delicious treasures of Bedouin culture. For centuries Bedouins in the whole Arabian Peninsula cooked their food underground in earth ovens. This way of cooking did not require much equipment, which was

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

anfishiyyeh petroglyphs and inscriptions
Wadi Rum sites

The petroglyphs and inscriptions of Wadi Rum

Until now, we wrote quite a lot about the stunning landscape of the Wadi Rum desert. But our desert is famous for more than only its nature. Wadi Rum is also known for its unique collection

the magic of wadi rum desert
Wadi Rum desert

The magic of Wadi Rum desert

Jordan has a lot to offer to everyone. In a previous blog, we shared our top 7 of Jordan’s gems. Today we write a blog about the magic of Wadi Rum desert. Because that is what

the nabatean temple in rum village
Wadi Rum sites

The Nabatean treasures of Wadi Rum desert

The Nabateans were an Arab nomadic tribe that settled down in Jordan and parts of Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. Petra was the capital of their Empire (fourth century BC – 106 AD). The Nabateans were