Tag: desert

guest riding camel in the desert
Wadi Rum tours

What you should know before you go on a camel ride tour

Some people think of camels as gentle, charming giants. Others call them desert demons. Either way, camels have got a great sense of humor. And appreciate love and attention. If you have time, it is a

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

guests enjoying a magical sunset
Wadi Rum Nomads

Independent travellers: 2015 is the year to visit Jordan!

Our tourism industry is experiencing the side effects of what happens elsewhere in the region. The uprisings in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. The civil war in Syria. And the rising of IS in Syria and Iraq.

mansaf the national dish of jordan
food & drinks

Mansaf: our national dish with a rich history

Mansaf is the heart of our cuisine. Our national dish has a rich history and tastes delicious. The recipe originates from the Bedouin, who lived in the Arabian desert. They were always on the move in

sunset in wadi rum desert
Wadi Rum desert

Sunset in Wadi Rum: feast of endless changing colors

Wadi Rum desert is often called unearthly as the landscape looks more like the landscape that we expect it to be on the Moon or Mars. That is why people often call Wadi Rum desert ‘Valley

lawrence house in wadi rum
Wadi Rum sites

Wadi Rum: Following the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia

‘Vast, echoing, and God-like’ are the famous words that Lawrence of Arabia used to describe Wadi Rum. Lawrence loved our desert. Everybody who visits our homeland will understand why he used those words. In this blog,

wadi rum is a popular film location for movies like theeb
Wadi Rum desert

Wadi Rum: more than 50 years a popular film location

A lot of moviemakers use Wadi Rum desert and other places in Jordan like Petra as background for (parts) of their movies. A wide variety of beautiful landscapes and well-preserved ruins attracted some of the world’s

fawaz enjoying the rain in wadi rum desert
climate & seasons

An interesting insight on Wadi Rum climate and seasons

There are three types of desert climate; hot, mild, and cold. Wadi Rum has a ‘hot arid’ desert climate, which means that our annual temperature is above 18 degrees Celsius. And the annual rainfall does not