May 24 2024

Exploring the Enchanted Valley of Wadi Rum

Wadi is an Arabic word for VALLEY, and enchanted area of magical atmosphere and landscapes, where dawns and sunsets can have a totally new experience and meanings. Sunsets in Rum is a view that must be seen. At Wadi Rum feel the Romance of the Arabian Desert in the springtime or anytime.

Moon Valley: Exploring the Unique Landscapes of Rum Valley

Rum Valley is also called (The Moon Valley) with its moonlike shaped landscapes. The giant mountains rising up in the middle of pink colored sands. At the entrance of Rum Valley Visitors will watch the marvelous view of the desert Police, with their unique traditional beautiful uniforms, riding the camels (Ships of the Desert), with a unique beauty. Rum is one the world’s most virgin areas inhabited only by Bedouin tribes who can be viewed in the scattered nomadic camps around the area. Visitor may be invited to share mint tea or cardamom coffee in their black tents, or perhaps sitting by the fire under a starry desert sky. It will be a life time, unforgettable, experience.

Rum Visit: Exploring the Desert Splendors by Jeep and Camel

Rum Visit: is conducted usually by 4X4 Jeeps, and it can be conducted on camel back as well. The regular trip is conducted for two hours jeep’s trip, but visitor have many choices to extend his trip for hours or even for days of Safari Trips, which will be a unique experience of Camping in Desert with many facilities provided, there are fixed camping site at the entrance of Rum Valley or visitor can hire a movable camp through the desert with a full experienced guide. Rum will always be a special place on earth for any traveler looking for genuine adventures lifetime experience.


  1. West-East Traverse of Jebel Rum: A Scenic Introduction to Wadi Rum Climbing

West-East Traverse of Jebel Rum, Ascent via Sabbagh’s Route, Descent via Hammad’s Route, Abseiling into Wadi Shelaali: This involves easy climbing (2/3) through marvelous scenery and with spectacular views across Wadi Rum. It really needs about eight hours, moving pretty fast; if you can take two days for it and sleep on the summit this is a great experience and a wonderful introduction to Wadi Rum.

  1. Jebel Rum East Face: Short and Sweet Climbs for Afternoon Adventures

Jebel Rum East Face. Goldfinger (3/4/5+/5), Mumkin (5+/5/5+/5) and Inferno (5+/6B/5/5/6A): These are three short climbs, close to the Rest House. They can each be done easily in half a day, choose the afternoon when they are in the shade.

  1. Jebel Rum, The Dark Tower: Testing Your Skills on Marvelous Pitches

Jebel Rum, The Dark Tower: Black Magic (Mainly grade 5 climbing): 12 marvelous pitches, but the rock is not always trustworthy; it is ideal to get used to Rum sandstone and to test your route finding capabilities. A dissenting opinion has it that this is “not an interesting climb”, let me know what you think.

  1. Jebel Rum, Hammad’s Domes: Scaling The Pillar of Wisdom

Jebel Rum, Hammad’s Domes. The Pillar of Wisdom (Throughout grade 4 and 5 climbing, except for the last pitch 6B or 6A A0): This starts off from the Rest House, and will take a full day. It is a very satisfying climb, but be careful about coming down again; the best way is to abseil by Hammad’s route which isn’t always easy to find. Don’t get caught out by the sunset unless you had previously planned to sleep up there!


Abu Aina Towers and Lionheart’s Impressive Line: Testing Your Skills on Iconic Climbs

Jebel Rum, Abu Aina Towers. Lionheart (4/6A/6B/6A/6A/6B/6A/4): If you have a penchant for an impressive line and cracks, you will enjoy this “world classic”, which offers the full range from finger crack to off-width. The belays are all bolted. Be careful, I have heard that the grading “reflects British understatement”.

South Barrah Canyon: Thrilling Climbs and Desert Experience

South Barrah Canyon, Merlin’s Wand/”Supercrack of Rum” (5+/6A/6A+/5+/5) – SEE PHOTO HIGHER UP – AND ENERVIT (7 PITCHES 5+, 6A AND 6B): A lasting climbing andadventure awaits in the South Barrah Canyon. Climbers can test their skills on routes like Merlin’s Wand, also known as the “Supercrack of Rum,” which offers a thrilling experience with varying difficulty levels. Enervit is another popular climb in this area, offering a challenging seven-pitch route with grades ranging from 5+ to 6B.

Wadi Rum Desert Camping: Sleeping Under the Starry Sky

After a day filled with exploration and climbing, visitors can indulge in the unique experience of desert camping in Wadi Rum. The fixed camping sites at the entrance of Rum Valley provide a comfortable base for travelers, while those seeking a more adventurous experience can opt for a movable camp guided by experienced Bedouin guides. Sleeping under the starry desert sky, sharing stories around a campfire, and waking up to the breathtaking beauty of the desert landscape are moments that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Ancient Rock Art: Discovering the Cultural Heritage of Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is not only a natural wonderland but also holds rich cultural significance. The area is adorned with ancient rock art, showcasing the historical heritage of the region. Visitors can explore these fascinating rock carvings and paintings, which depict the daily lives, rituals, and animals of the ancient inhabitants of Wadi Rum. It’s a unique opportunity to connect with the past and appreciate the artistic expressions of those who came before.

Stargazing: Witnessing the Celestial Symphony

Thanks to its remote location and limited light pollution, Wadi Rum offers an exceptional stargazing experience. As night falls, the desert sky transforms into a mesmerizing celestial symphony, with countless stars illuminating the darkness. Visitors can lay back and marvel at the vastness of the universe, spotting constellations, and perhaps even catching a glimpse of a shooting star. Stargazing in Wadi Rum is a truly awe-inspiring experience that adds another layer of enchantment to this magical valley.


Wadi Rum, also known as the Valley of the Moon, is a destination that captures the imagination and leaves visitors spellbound. With its otherworldly landscapes, opportunities for adventure, cultural heritage, and captivating stargazing, Wadi Rum offers a truly enchanting experience. Whether exploring the desert by jeep or camel, embarking on climbing expeditions, camping under the starry sky, or discovering ancient rock art, every moment spent in Wadi Rum is filled with awe and wonder. It’s a place where nature’s beauty and human history converge, creating a destination that is both magical and unforgettable.

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