WHY DO PEOPLE GO TO WADI RUM?
Wadi Rum is one of the top tourist destinations in Jordan, and attracts visitors from all over the world. If you’re visiting Wadi Rum for the first time, I’ve rounded up some of the best activities that cannot be missed.
Wadi Rum desert in Jordan is the closest most of us are ever getting to Mars,The red sands, sandstone rocks and otherworldly landscapes are enough to convince us we’re on another planet.
This rugged landscape’s raw beauty has made it the country’s major film star, playing leading roles in movies as diverse as The Martian (where it stood in for Mars) and Jordan’s award-winning Theeb (where it played itself).
The movie it is most famous for is, of course, Lawrence of Arabia, which first flaunted Wadi Rum’s panoramas of orange and pink sand desert loomed over by vast rock outcrops to a global cinema audience.