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Wadi Rum



Wadi Rum Overview

The name Rum most likely comes from an Aramaic root meaning 'high' or 'elevated' To reflect its proper Arabic pronunciation, archaeologists transcribe it as Wadi Ramm.

Huge mountains of sandstone and granite emerge, sheer-sided, from wide sandy valleys to reach heights of 1700 meters and more. Uniquely shaped massive mountains rise vertically out of the pink desert sand, which separate one dark mass from another in magnificent desert scenery of strange breathtaking beauty, with towering cliffs of weathered stone.

Narrow canyons and fissures cut deep into the mountains and many conceal ancient rock drawings etched by the peoples of the desert over millennia. This area of Jordan is quite isolated and largely inhospitable to settled life. The highest elevation in Wadi Rum is Mount Um Dami at 1,840 m (6,040 ft) high and was first located by Difallah Ateeg, a Zalabia Bedouin from Rum.

The highest elevation in Wadi Rum is Mount Um Dami at 1,840 m (6,040 ft) high and was first located by Difallah Ateeg, a Zalabia Bedouin from Rum. Bedouin tribes still live among the mountains of Rum and their large goat-hair tents are a special feature of the landscape.

Wadi Rum is probably best known because of its connection with the enigmatic British officer T.E. Lawrence, who was based here during the Great Arab Revolt of 1917-18, and as the setting for the film that carried his name "Lawrence of Arabia". The valley floors are some 900-1000 meters above sea level, and the great sandstone crags raise sheer, a further 500-550 meters.

Jabal Rum is the highest peak in the area and the 2nd highest in Jordan. Others are some 27 km north of the Rum village like Jabal Kharaz and Jabal Burdah with its Rock Bridge which is one of Wadi Rum's most popular attractions. Serious trekkers will be drawn to Wadi Rum, with challenging climbs some 1750 m high, while casual hikers can enjoy an easy course through the colorful hills and canyons.

Wadi Rum is an ideal location for hiking, climbing and trekking. Except in summer months, climbing the Rock Bridge here is unforgettable. If you were lucky enough, you may get the chance to visit some local Bedouin tribes by using the four –wheel vehicles, riding on camels or maybe just walking plus other tourists' activities.

Hikers can enjoy the tranquility of the boundless empty spaces and explore the canyons and water holes to discover 4000-year-old rock drawings and the many other spectacular treasures this vast wilderness holds in store.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Jordan safe to travel?

Jordan is safe to visit with notable low crime rate, tourist attractions are well secured and there is no common negative attitude towards foreigners, with some sensible precautions and preparations you will feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be.

What to wear when visiting Jordan?

There is no special dress code when visiting Jordan tourist sites, modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites and there is no special concern for women traveling alone.

How to get visa to Jordan?

Valid Passport with 6 months validity beyond your travel schedule is a must. All Visitors to Jordan that are not citizens of Turkey or certain Arab countries are required to have a visa to enter Jordan.

What language is spoken in Jordan?

Arabic is the most commonly spoken language in Egypt, it is also the national language in the country but JJordanians speak and understand English as they study it in school. Fewer Jordanians can speak other languages like French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Jordanians working in tourism sector are accustomed to speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

What airlines fly to Jordan?

Jordan is very connected to the world, it has many direct flights with Africa, Asia, European Union and United States.

Can non Muslim go inside mosque in Jordan?

Visitors are welcome in most mosques throughout the year. Modest dress is recommended, women should cover their hair, arms and legs. Both Women and men will remove their shoes before entering.

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What is Jordan best known for?

The ancient rose red city of Petra; UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, enjoy wandering the Royal tombs, Siq entrance and Treasury. The ruined Roman city; beautiful temples, architecture obelisks, sacrificial altars and colonnaded streets. Wadi Rum; night camping at the inspiring natural beauty of the desert. Jerash; reminiscent ancient city of the Roman Empire. Madaba; Early Christian mosaics. Mount Nebo, the memorial of Moses and float in the salty Dead Sea.

What currency is used in Jordan?

The currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar, it is about 0.71 to USD. Money exchange is widely available and Credit cards are largely used.

What type of hotels are there in Jordan? check-in time?

Jordan enjoys big hotel variety from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations; Check in time in most hotels in Jordan is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.



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