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    Arriving at the Wadi Rum visitor centre

    by angiebabe Updated May 23, 2009

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    There was a large car parking area, as seen in the photos, just in front of the visitors centre.

    Inside the complex are all that you might need prior to heading off on a tour of Wadi Rum - souvenir shops, large toilet blocks, and in the tourist office brochures for the beautiful area of Wadi Rum. Along with a raised viewing platform for views to Lawrence of ARabia rock formation known as the 7 pillars of wisdom.

    It is here that tours can be arranged by 4x4 out into the beauty of the Wadi Rum area. for a few hours or for overnight stays.

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    Desert trip

    by xaver Written Jan 8, 2014

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    Our desert trip was 2 hours and half long and we paid 45 JD for the 4*4 car.
    The car was driven by bedouin and infact the Wadi Rum desert is also the home of some bedouin tribes, so expect them to ask you to visit their tent, drink a tea and leave some money. We preferred to stay out and take pictures, our driver probably did not appreciate, but after many trips I got tired of these rituals never advertised in the excursion menu and definitly not natural nor original.
    The driver stops any time you ask him to take pictures, the trip was amazing and if I went back I would take a longer one.

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    special sunset spots around Wadi Rum

    by angiebabe Updated Aug 12, 2009

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    We were told that our schedule included getting to a recommended special spot in time for sunset - we were behind in our schedule and none of us had had lunch either so most of the group opted for lunch and then see the sunset from the bus as we travelled along - rather than trying to get whereever this 'special spot' was.

    Thankfully I had a good window seat with a window that opened - and being seated on the left hand side of the bus headed for our night in Petra managed to get some nice views of the sunsetting over the numerous rocky land formations that we were passing.

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    Barrah Siq: sand dune

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Apr 23, 2005

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    Barrah Siq: sand dune

    One of the most beautiful things that you can find in Barraq Siq is a great sand dune. You can climb it and from its top you can see a wonderful landscape on the Siq. It's fantastic to climb this dune and to fall down on the sand :D.

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    Camel on the rock...

    by Djinn76 Updated Jan 4, 2005

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    On the rock there was again some writings and camels drawings carved into it...
    They look pretty recent and I joked a bit about it with my driver but he claimed these are really ancient!
    In fact you can now get a huge fine if you start messing with the rocks or carving something into it...

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    Inside Jebel Khazali

    by Djinn76 Written Jan 3, 2005

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    You can climb into the siq, not very long, this is quickly a dead-end!!
    Howevewer you can see again many carving in the rock. There was some writing in such an early arabic that even my arab friend was not able to understand them...

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    Around the House of Lawrence

    by Djinn76 Written Jan 3, 2005

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    Much better however, the view you can have from the nearby rocks.
    At some point I really had the impression to be in the middle of Dune! I can now understand where Frank Herbert took his inspiration from!!

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    Alameleh inscriptions

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Apr 23, 2005

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    Alameleh inscriptions

    One of the must of Wadi Rum are the Alameleh inscriptions. They are very easy to reach and they are on the side of Wadi Umm al-Ishrin. On these inscriptions you can see men, camels and more. They are fantastic!!!!!

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    Wadi Umm al-Ishrin

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Apr 23, 2005

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    Wadi Umm al-Ishrin

    Wadi Umm al-Ishrin is a fantastic wadi!!! Here you can see wonderful colours of the desert and also history (Alameleh inscriptions). Here there are fantastic landscape and if you are lucky you can see some camels!!!

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    Barrah Siq: sculpture of T.E. Lawrence

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Apr 23, 2005

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    Barrah Siq: sculpture of T.E. Lawrence

    In Barrah Siq you can find some beduin tends and here you can find on a rock the portrait of T.E. Lawrence. He lived in Wadi Rum some years and not to far from Barrah Siq you can see the ruins of his house.

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    The Sand Mountain

    by Djinn76 Written Jan 3, 2005

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    Last step before going back to the village. This mountains start with a huge sandy dune. Quite fun indeed to climb it bare foot!!
    Keep your shoes however, if you want to reach hte top, the last part is made of rocks...

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    Nabataean Temple

    by freya_heaven Updated Oct 11, 2004

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    Nebataean Temple

    The Nabataean Temple which is believed to have been built in the 1st century, is situated between Jebel Rum and the Government Rest House.

    The ruined Temple consisted of rooms on 3 sides surrounding a square court yard.

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    Jeep Tours in Wadi Rum

    by Vabate Updated Mar 21, 2007

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    Approaching Wadi Rum Village

    Jeep tours in Wadi Rum begin in Rum Village, see the Rock Inscriptions at Lawrence's Spring, climb a Sand Dune, on to the Nabatean Rock Inscriptions at Anfashieh, trek through Siq Burrah, then stop for lunch, next climb Umm Frith bridge and view Burdah Bridge in the distance, finish with Khazali Canyon and back to Camp for Sunset. The Seven Pillars of Wisdom can be viewed from the Visitor's Centre and behind the Resthouse in the Village is the Nabatean Temple.

    Let your guide know what it is that you want to see, confirm the price and lunch, and entrance ticket 2JD.

    Price: About 40JD /person for 2 people, 35JD /person for 3 people, and 30JD /person for 4 people. Includes: Guide, Lunch, Overnight in Camp, Mattresses and Blankets for sleeping, Dinner and Breakfast the next morning.

    Jeep Tours only: 50JD - the cost is divided by the number of people - max. 6; Shorter jeep tours are available.

    Contacts:
    Attayak Aouda, Mobile: 0795 834 736 E-mail: attayak@rumguides.com
    Attayak is a rock climber

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    Um Fruth Arch in Jebel Kharaz - Wadi Rum

    by GandalfOnTour Written Apr 7, 2006

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    Also known as the Middle Arch. The rock formations found in Wadi Rum are part of its natural beauty and there are a number of arches to be found. What is nice about the Um Fruth Arch is that it is fairly easy to climb and walk across. The actual arch is fairly narrow and probably 15-20m high, a nice challenge for those of us who have a slight fear of heights. Still in its own right it is a beautiful formation to look at.

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    Jebel Khazali

    by freya_heaven Updated Oct 11, 2004

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    Jebel Khazali In The Distance

    The Wadi and Jebels of Rum are vast, We set of walking to Jebel Khazali, thinking it was a 20 minute walk, 45 minutes later we were still walking!

    The distances here are very deceptive. If you set off walking take plenty of water, sun cream & a hat!

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