Desert sands

The desert air is crackling dry, and the wind whips up your hair and sends red sand flying in your wake. All around are towering mountains of rock, and a sprinkling of Bedouin camps and camels.

You won’t be the first visitor to Wadi Rum who feels they have stepped back in time or onto the set of Lawrence of Arabia. Much of David Lean’s Oscar-winning 1962 film was shot in this area of Jordan.

People come to Wadi Rum for the authentic Arab desert