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Top Choice Canyon in Wadi Rum

Khazali Siq

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 and to see inscriptions made by the ancients who used the si…
Top Choice Desert in Wadi Rum

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 tour, drivers will stop near a pristine slope for you to plo…
Top Choice Natural Feature in Wadi Rum

Burdah Rock Bridge

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.
Spring in Wadi Rum

Lawrence’s Spring

This spring, on the edge of the open sands, is a regular stop on the 4WD circuit. Alternatively, it can be reached on a soft sand hike from the Rest House; the walk takes about 1½ hours return. Look for a white wate…
Desert in Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum Protected Area

Admission to Wadi Rum Protected Area is controlled and all vehicles, camels and guides must be arranged either through or with the approval of the visitor centre. Essential items to bring include a hat, preferably w…
Spring in Wadi Rum

Ain Abu Aineh

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 out for a large boulder near the tank: it is covered with Tha…
Ruins in Wadi Rum

Lawrence’s House

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 Arab Revolt and that makes it a must on the regular 4WD circu…
Museum in Wadi Rum

Visitor Centre Museum

While you are buying your ticket to enter Wadi Rum, spare half an hour to visit the informative museum (next to the restaurant), which helps to give a human context to the desert. The displays also explain environme…
Arts & Crafts in Wadi Rum

Visitor Centre

This is a good place to look for local souvenirs. Most items are made by local women to whom most of the profits are returned. It’s possible to visit the workshop in Rum village (closed Friday and Saturday) – ask fo…
Buffet in Wadi Rum

Rum Gate Restaurant

With 15 mixed salads and five hot dishes offered from noon to 3pm, the buffet at this restaurant is understandably popular. Outside lunchtime, the restaurant is a buzzing meeting place for guides, weary hikers and …