Burdah Rock Bridge

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The largest of Rum's three arches is the Burdah Rock Bridge, precariously perched about 80m above surrounding rock. There’s a precipitous hike to the summit.

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1. Sunset Viewing Point

2.73 MILES

On the longer 4WD tour routes, you can enjoy the spectacular views across the sands of Wadi Rum here in the shadow on Jebel Abu Khsheibah, near the Umm…

2. Umm Fruth Rock Bridge

3.49 MILES

Best seen in the late afternoon light, Umm Fruth Rock Bridge is tucked away in a remote corner of the desert and can be easily climbed without gear or a…

3. Little Rock Bridge

4.93 MILES

Easy to climb, this bridge offers great views across a broad expanse of desert.

4. Lawrence’s House

5.33 MILES

There is little left of this building, erected on the Nabataean ruins of a water cistern. Nonetheless, legend has it that Lawrence stayed here during the…

5. Sunset Viewing Point

5.98 MILES

One of several spots on the 4WD tour route from which to enjoy the spectacular colours of sunset across the sands of Wadi Rum, here at the dunes close to…

6. Khazali Siq

6.15 MILES

An easy siq to explore is the narrow fissure that cuts into Jebel Khazali. You can explore on foot for about 150m, far enough to appreciate the cool shade…

7. Barrah Canyon

6.89 MILES

One of the most visited of numerous canyons that riddle Wadi Rum, this 5km-long corridor of rock through the mountains offers opportunities for hiking,…

8. Al Hasany Dunes


While there are dunes in several places around Wadi Rum, the most striking are the red sands that bank up against Jebel Umm Ulaydiyya. If you are on a 4WD…