Sunset Viewing Point

Wadi Rum

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 Lawrence's House.

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Nearby Wadi Rum attractions

1. Lawrence’s House

0.82 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…

2. Little Rock Bridge

1.13 MILES

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

3. Khazali Siq

1.38 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…

4. Al Hasany Dunes

1.48 MILES

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…

6. Ain Abu Aineh

2.34 MILES

Often mistaken for Lawrence’s Spring, the ‘Father of Aineh Spring’ is piped down the mountain into a large tank for Bedouin sheep, goats and camels. Look…

7. Rakhabat Canyon

2.78 MILES

Close to Rum village, the labyrinthine siqs of Rakhabat Canyon give access to the heart of Jebel Umm Al Ishrin.

8. Kharazeh Canyon

3.01 MILES

Kharazeh Canyon, one of the mighty incisions in Jebel Umm Al Ishrin, is a popular hiking destination. Guides and agencies offer a day hike (around seven…