30 Sep Wadi Rum desert: your winter vacation destination
Wadi Rum desert: your winter vacation destination
Deserts are known for extremely hot summers and bitter cold winter. In Wadi Rum desert this is slightly different. Wadi Rum desert is about 1000 meters above sea level. This limits the extreme temperatures quite a bit. Our summer are hot with an average temperature of 30 degrees. And our winters are cold with average temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees in the daytime. Dropping to around zero during the night. All together Wadi Rum desert is a true year round holiday destination. In this blog we give you 5 reasons why you should choose Wadi Rum desert as your winter vacation destination.
#1 Low season
From December until mid-March and from June to mid-September are our low season periods. During these periods less people visit Wadi Rum desert. This means that it will be quieter in the tourist hotspots and at the sunset places. And outside these places you see even less people.
#2 Excellent temperatures
Average temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees are ideal for outdoor activities. You can hike through beautiful canyons like Abu Khashaba canyon and Burrah canyon. Or climb and scramble your way up mountains like Jabal Al-Hash and Jabal Um ad Dami. To enjoy great desert views. Or hike up famous rock bridges like Little bridge, Um Fruth rock bridge and Burdah rock bridge. Or do a 5 or 9 day trekking through the protected area.
#3 Chance of precipitation
The precipitation in Wadi Rum desert is little. On average 15 days a year there is precipitation. Therefor we like to enjoy ourselves whenever it rains. We go out to feel the rain. We watch as the waterfalls emerge from the towering cliffs. And we enjoy the freshness and intense colours after rain. If you are lucky we can enjoy together. And maybe, maybe we are lucky enough to experience what snow is like in our desert.
#4 Intermitted clouds
During the winter months we have quite some clouds in Wadi Rum. But completely over casted days are rare. The dust in the air is very limited during winter. All together excellent conditions to enjoy stunning views and great sunsets.
#5 Evenings around the fire
The evenings are longer as the sun set earlier in winter. This means we spend more time around the wood fires. Drinking hot, Bedouin tea, having interesting conversations, making jokes, relaxing and enjoying the desert silence or watching the starry night sky.
Do you intend to spend your winter vacation in Wadi Rum?
Preparing yourself for a visit to Wadi Rum during winter is quite easy. Just make sure you bring different layers of clothes, a warm head and gloves. This way you can adjust your wear to the changing weather conditions easily.
Are you ready for a winter vacation in Wadi Rum? Please feel free to look at our tours and book your favourite one now. We are to make your winter tour one a beautiful one. One you will never forget!
See you in Wadi Rum desert,
Team Wadi Rum Nomads