Wadi Rum is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southwest Jordan. Having been inhabited by many different tribes of people, even since prehistory, there are age-old markings, rock paintings, and other signs left by cultures past.

In modern-day Jordan however, Wadi Rum is an important tourist destination, attracting countless foreign tourists, particularly hikers and mountain climbers. It is a great place for camel and horse safari or simple day trips from Aqaba or Petra.