Wadi Rum Attractions

Wadi Rum is UNESCO listed for both its natural beauty and its cultural significance. Although the Protected Area is large, there is a heavy concentration of worthwhile attractions. The broad range of appeal allows for a great visitor experience either on a single day visit or a multi-day adventure. Combine with overnight stays in traditional Bedouin camps to make the experience complete!

The best known attractions are highlighted on the Wadi Rum tourist map, and we offer further information below on the major sites and regions. Wadi Rum is separated into two distinct areas, the red desert which forms the north western section and the white desert forming the south eastern part. Therefore, it is good to plan ahead and prepare yourself for the trip, ensuring you get the most out of it! 

Whether you had a friend who told you about the multiple appeals of Khazali Canyon. Or have an interest in climbing to the huge Burdah Rock Bridge with its views over the surrounding valleys. Maybe you are interested in the ancient inscriptions at Anfashieh Inscriptions. Whatever your interests, we provide an explanation of all the major Wadi Rum attractions below.

For visitors who want an overall experience the 4×4 tours are your best option to visit the maximum number of sites during your time in Wadi Rum. For those who have heard of the appeals of sights within the Wadi Rum Protected Area, learn more below and contact us with any specific interests you have.

Must see sights in Wadi Rum

Arabian Nights recommendation of the top 5 attractions not to miss in Wadi Rum:

  1. Seven Pillars of Wisdom
  2. Khazali Canyon
  3. Um Frouth Rock Bridge
  4. Siq Nuqra
  5. Anfashieh Inscriptions