Wadi Rum Warnings and Dangers

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    Wadi Rum, Jordan
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  • Wadi Rum Desert Camps Fool Tourists

    by AlishaO Written Dec 15, 2014

    Most of the camps in Wadi Rum listed on TripAdvisor, Routard and other Internet resources don’t exist in life. Their “owners” together with the help of their girlfriends, who write and speak good English, create a fake website and post a lot of self promoting reviews in order to attract naive tourists. As a result, the last find themselves in problems and got scammed.

    That is why, before going to Wadi Rum, insist the desert camps on sending you A SCANNED COPY OF THEIR LICENSE, as 99,9% of them don’t have any.

    Have this in mind before booking any tour, and please don’t let Bedouins fool you with fake reviews and nemorous self-compliments.

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  • Scamming In Wadi Rum

    by AlishaO Written Dec 15, 2014

    While being in Wadi Rum, be especially careful. Recently there increased a number of cases when foreign girls and women were scammed by the local Bedouins. Through charm, sweet words and beautiful lies they try to take all your money. Scamming is growing very rapidly in this region.
    Also, planning your trip to Jordan, be especially careful dealing with such volunteer/work exchange sites as www.couchsurfing.org, www.hospitalityclub.org, www.helpx.net, and www.workaway.info, as they are often used by the Jordanian scammers. Bedouins will kindly invite you to stay at their home. In exchange of food and accommodation you will be offered to help them with the tourists and website. Then slowly you will find yourself being in love and even in romance relationship with one of them.
    If it has already happened, you are in danger! Contact the Tourist Police immediately and stop the connection at once. Don’t trust these people. It is for your own safety.

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    How to survive in Wadi Rum

    by blanter Written Apr 23, 2005

    1) Have your head, legs (no shorts), and arms (wear a long-sleeved shirt) covered.

    2) Bring the solar protection cream (coefficient at least 30) and apply it at the beginning to all exposed parts. If you feel you skin is dry, apply again.

    3) Bring more water than you think you can dring and do not be shy. I needed 2 liters, but it was April and not so hot.

    4) Wear trekking shoes.

    BRING ALL YOUR LITTER BACK!!!!! and better also take someone's litter.

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    Don't challenge the desert alone

    by FruitLover Written Oct 15, 2011

    To travel in Wadi Rum a four-wheel drive car is compulsory. Do not challenge the desert alone, as getting lost there could become dramatically fatal.

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