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About Wadi Rum
Described by Lawrence of Arabia as "Vast and echoing", Wadi Rum is an outstanding desert landscape. Sheer sided mountains of sandstone and granite emerge from open valleys to reach heights of over 1700 meters, and narrow canyons cut deep into the mountains, often concealing ancient rock drawings. This remarkable landscape is now a protected area covering 720 square kilometers and is available for everyone to explore and enjoy. The mountains of Wadi Rum are home to several Bedouin tribes, including ours. We have lived here for generations, and while many of us now earn our living through tourism, we still retain a traditional way of life.