Glamping in Wadi Rum



The Wadi Rum Protected Area is located about 4 hours away from Amman, Jordan’s capital city. The sprawling 74,000 hectare area was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 and features a desert landscape consisting of narrow gorges, sandstone arches, towering cliffs, caverns, inscriptions, rock carvings and archaeological remains.


Spending the night in a “bubble tent” in Wadi Rum seems to be all the rage. Luxury camps are popping up all over the place, promising visitors a unique experience of glamping in the middle of the desert and stargazing all night long from transparent “pod” tents.Inside-of-Martian-Dome-in-Wadi-Rum-Jordan-1

These glamping tents in Wadi Rum are marketed as “Martian Domes”, “Full of Stars” pods, “Bubble Tents” and so on. They vary somewhat in terms of design and size, but all of them aim to create an off-planet experience amid a vast, empty desert. We spent 1 night in one of these luxury glamping tents in Wadi Rum – was it worth it? Read on for the verdict!


There are LOTS of Wadi Rum camps. So many that it makes your head spin. After scouring through dozens upon dozens of hotel listings, we settled on booking the Martian Dome at Sun City Camp, one of the best camps in Wadi Rum. The rooms looked extremely spacious and modern from the photos, each of the tents have en-suite bathrooms (no shared bathrooms for me kthxbye) and guests raved about the warm hospitality and service.


The Wadi Rum camp has one main air-conditioned dining tent for the busloads of visitors (some are just day trippers who are not staying overnight at the camp) and an open-air outdoor dining area as well. Meals are served buffet-style.


Post time: Nov-22-2019