Wadi Rum Team

by Ahmed
(Wadi Rum, Jordan)

My name is Ahmed Awad and the desert of Wadi Rum is my home.

I was born and grew up in the desert and I have lived here with my family for as long as I can remember. I have eight brothers and three sisters.

As a child I learnt to find my way in the desert – now I know every rock and mountain, each sandy plain and dune and of course I'm very familiar with the stars and the Galaxies.

I have extensive experience as a desert guide and I love my job. I know where to view the most beautiful and impressive places of Wadi Rum and its secrets.

Let me introduce you to our Wadi Rum Team:

My brother Mohammed is younger than me, however he has as much experience as me as a desert guide, not to mention the fact he is great company.

My father Cakay has worked with tourists most of his life, so as you can imagine he knows just about everything about our desert.

My brother Khaled is always driving his Jeep and he also owns camels, and my brother Ali is well known for his fantastic cooking skills.

We belong to the Al-Zalabih Bedouin tribe. This tribe has lived in Wadi Rum desert for centuries - until 1963 when we started to move to Rum village in search of education and to be closer to our visitors. We welcome you here to learn about our ancient culture and to experience our traditional way of life.

Everyone in Wadi Rum Team, the tour guides and camp staff, are Bedouins from the region. Thus, we do not only provide an income for the locals, but also ensure you will get in touch with the authentic culture and tradition brought to you by real Bedouins.

We will answer all the questions that you might have about our dress, customs, food, history or any other aspect of Bedouin life.

On our tours you will be served authentic Bedouin food and, if you like, you can learn about our traditional ways of dealing with everyday life.

Also, we can arrange home stays with families in the desert or in Rum village for you to experience the simple Bedouin life, language, or simply to escape from your daily routine.

Just let us know when and we will be delighted to find a family for your stay.


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