You’ve probably heard the term “glamping,” right? It has become popular over the last few years as some of us realized that while we like the Great Outdoors, we aren’t willing to sacrifice our bodies to do so. I’m personally one of those travelers: gimme a comfortable place to sleep and a flushing toilet, and I’m up for any adventure.
Luckily, gone are the days when you have to rough it to visit Jordan. I don’t judge you at all if you miss those days – but I do wonder how you wound up on this article. Wadi Rum is one great example of Jordan embracing a range of travelers; there are now some incredible luxury stays in the country’s famous desert. You’ll still be camping – technically – but we can all agree you’ll actually be glamping in Wadi Rum if you stay at one of these spots.
So if you’re seeking a comfortable spot to rest in between camel rides, 4×4 tours, and stargazing sessions, check out these Wadi Rum glamping accommodations, which – let’s be honest – you’ve probably already seen on Instagram anyway!
This post was originally published in June 2022, and was updated in June 2023.
Hasan Zawaideh Camp
Hasan Zawaideh Camp, with a privileged location, is one of the best options for glamping in Wadi Rum. The camp sits at the edge of Wadi Rum’s protected areas, allowing visitors to enjoy the desert’s pristine wilderness by just stepping outside their tents.
Hasan Zawaideh Camp has a wide variety of tents. The most luxurious is the Martian Tents; cozy domes with an all-glass front and decorated with oriental carpets and colorful bed covers. At night, the Martian Tents offer unobstructed views of the starry sky. So visitors can go to sleep while admiring Wadi Rum’s pitch dark sky.
In the evenings, the staff prepares authentic, freshly prepared Bedouin dishes and invites guests to sit around the campfire and taste them.
Wadi Rum Night Luxury Camp
Wadi Rum Night Camp boasts twenty-five fully gorgeous luxury tents for anyone who wants to experience the magic of the Jordanian desert. All tents showcase exquisite design, blending traditional Arabian touches with the comfort of modern times.
The Full of Stars experience includes a stay at the bubble tents; cozy domes that offer a sprawling view of the Wadi Rum Mountains. The bubble tents also have a private terrace where visitors can relax while taking in the vast surroundings or watching the stars at night.
Visitors can also book the luxury tents. These Bedouin-style tents (bland and white striped rectangular tents) are larger and suitable for families or large groups. They feature hand-made furniture, a Bedouin sofa, mirrors, lamps, and the finest bed linens. The only downside of staying in Bedouin tents is that they don’t feature large windows, which means visitors will miss out on the view.
Sun City Camp
Sun City Camp was one of the Wadi Rum glamping experience pioneers; it’s also the only place I’ve stayed in Wadi Rum because I enjoy it so much. Despite their years in the market, they’ve known how to reinvent themselves, and today, they offer the Martian Domes and Bedouin Tents for those who want to combine luxury and adventure.
The Martian domes are comfortable, fitting a queen or two twin beds. They feature a full bathroom, a small kitchenette with a mini-fridge and coffee maker, plus a closet. As the cherry on top, they have cozy terrace seating.
The Bedouin Tents are pretty much the same, featuring all the standard amenities. The Martian Domes and Bedouin Tents have a large window at the front facing the desert.
Sun City Camp also has a giant dome that serves traditional Zarb dinner each night. Plus, there’s a bar area to order tea and coffee.
Wadi Rum Bubble Luxotel
A true touch of luxury in the desert, Wadi Rum Bubble Luxotel knows how to glamp the right way. This stunning camp offers the popular bubble tents. The bubble tents have a transparent roof beside the large window at the front. The staff takes off the cover at around 4 pm so that you can go to sleep (literally) under the stars. They also feature a deck with a hot tub to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Unlike other sites, this Wadi Rum luxury camp only has bubble tents. They vary in size and price. Visitors can choose from the Bubble Suites, Bubble Suite King, Bubble Suite Twin, and the Family Bubble. All rooms come with breakfast and dinner included, except for the Bubble Suite Twin.
Wadi Rum UFO Luxotel
Wadi Rum UFO Luxotel has designed an extraordinary experience in the desert. This camp offers Pods, which mainly vary in size. Visitors can choose from the Joiner Suite Pod King, Family pods, and Joiner Suite Pod twin. All pods are pretty similar. They are spacious and offer panoramic mountain views thanks to the large window at the front.
There’s also a private bathroom with a bidet in every unit, slippers, a hairdryer, and free toiletries. Each pod sits on a deck and has a terrace with seating. At night, the staff serves a lavish Bedouin dinner. There’s a lot of variety – enough to satisfy the fussiest eater. Buffet dinner and breakfast come with the Joiner Suite Pod King and Family pods.
Memories Aicha Luxury Camp
Memories Aicha Luxury Camp takes glamping in Wadi Rum to another level. First, this camp has distributed the domes and tents to resemble a little space colony in the middle of Mars. The domes feature a metallic exterior, which enhances the outer space atmosphere even more. The decoration inside the domes is truly exquisite, evoking Islamic architecture in every detail.
Visitors will find elaborate furniture, radiant colors, symmetrical silhouettes, and rich patterns. The domes also feature a private deck and a transparent roof to watch thousands of stars at night right from your bed.
Memories Aicha Luxury Camp also offers luxury tents, which can accommodate three guests and come with a living room. The tents come with en-suite bathrooms, showers, and air conditioning.
Zeina Desert Lodge
Zeina Desert Lodge is another great option for glamping in Wadi Rum. What I love about this place is how well it hits the perfect balance between adventure and luxury. During your stay, you’ll get a good feel of the desert and Bedouin life and, at the same time, amazing hospitality.
The bubbles are top-tier. They are spacious, with a fridge/water heater and a comfortable bed. Each one features a private terrace. The view is truly gigantic, especially the sunrise! The food is amazing, and you’ll indulge in all the traditional Jordanian dishes day and night. They also prepare vegetarian, vegan, and halal options upon request.
Tidbit: when booking, get a bubble that’s facing the sand and not the ones facing the 4×4 pickups for the best views.
Photos courtesy of Discover Bedu
For a truly luxurious experience in Wadi Rum, Discover Bedu should be on top of your list when planning your trip. It is unique, exclusive – they only have six tents – and you cannot find it anywhere else.
If I had to describe it in a sentence, this camp is the perfect match between simplicity and the best a hotel can offer.
Be prepared for the staff to spoil you rotten in this desert wonderland. There’s live music, stargazing, camel rides, a traditionally-prepared dinner of lamb, chicken, veggies, hummus, bread, and couscous, sweet desserts prepared in front of you over open gas flame…
Oh, and the views! The camp’s location is the best one you can find in Wadi Rum and has some of the best views of the sunset. After getting settled, head to the swinging bed for wine, snacks, and breathtaking sunset views. Keep your eyes peeled for dessert traffic… a heard of camels!
I’ll finish my list with Orbit Camp. Owed by Mohammad, Orbit Camp is a stunning and very convenient location for glamping in Wadi Rum. It sits right on the edge of the protected area so you can drive yourself or get dropped off there rather than at the visitor’s center.
Like other camps, this property offers luxury bubbles nicely placed, so you can gaze at the starry sky. They have all the accouterment of home but in the desert. Each bubble has air conditioning (a savior in the summer), electricity, hot water, and a comfy bed. The meals provided are authentic and tasty, and you also have the opportunity to partake in tea and or shisha around the fire!
While this list might not include as many properties as others you’ll find when searching on Google, I think you’ll agree that these all offer the highest standard of comfort. They really bring the glam into glamping in Wadi Rum, and you can’t go wrong no matter which one you choose. (If you’ve reviewed these and decided that maybe glamping in Wadi Rum isn’t for you, I also have a list of the best Wadi Rum camps too.) Have any questions about these options for glamping in Wadi Rum? Let me know in the comments!