Wadi Rum Protected Area
محمية وادي رم
003- Parks and Reserves
The Wadi Rum Protected Area was established in 1998 to conserve natural scenery, archaeological sites, and indigenous wildlife. It occupies 560 square kilometers of mountains with spectacular vertical cliffs and valleys with sandy dunes. It is a habitat for over 180 plant species (some endemic), eagles, reptiles, invertebrates, and other wildlife. Wadi Rum includes camping and rock-climbing areas, archaeological sites, prehistoric and Nabatean petroglyphs, and a visitor center.
Highway 15, between Ma’an and Aqaba. For details, contact the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN).