Stunning in its natural beauty, Wadi Rum epitomizes the romance of the desert, with its "moonscape" of ancient valleys and towering sandstone mountains rising out of the sand. Wadi Rum is also home to several Bedouin tribes who live in scattered camps throughout the area.
Climbers are especially attracted to Wadi Rum because of its sheer granite and sandstone cliffs, while hikers enjoy its vast empty spaces.
Wadi Rum is probably best known because of its connection with the enigmatic British officer, T.E. Lawrence, who was based here during the Great Arab Revolt of 1917-18, and much of the movie, ”Lawrence of Arabia”, was filmed there.