Deserts are known for sweltering summers and bitterly cold winter. In the Wadi Rum desert, this is slightly different. Wadi Rum desert is about 1000 meters above sea level, which limits the extreme temperatures quite a bit. Our summers 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. Altogether Wadi Rum desert is a real year-round holiday destination. In this blog, we give you five reasons why you should choose the 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, fewer people visit Wadi Rum, which means that it will be quieter in the tourist hotspots and at the sunset places. And outside these places, you see even fewer 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 majestic desert views. Or hike up famous rock bridges like Little bridge, Um Fruth rock bridge, and Burdah rock bridge. Or do a 3- or 5-day trekking through the protected area.
#3 Chance of precipitation
#4 Intermitted clouds
#5 Evenings around the fire
Prepare and get ready for your winter vacation
Preparing yourself for a visit to Wadi Rum during winter is quite easy. Just make sure you bring different layers of clothes, a warm winter jacket, a hat, scarf, and gloves. This way, you can easily adjust your wear to the changing weather conditions.
Are you ready for a winter vacation in Wadi Rum? Have a look at our tours and book your favorite one. We are here to make your winter stay in Wadi Rum, a wonderful one. Together, we create desert memories for life!