After Lawrence: 6 Films Starring Jordan’s Wadi Rum; Al Bawaba

Jordan – Wadi Rum Protected Area

Wadi Rum is perhaps Jordan’s most prolific movie star. Its distinctive orange sands and dramatic sandstone mountains are unmistakable in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia.

But the valley’s film career did not stop there. Here are just a few features starring Rum – did you spot them all?

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Its most recent role, Wadi Rum appeared in this 2016 film as Jedha – the fictional desert moon, that is, not the Saudi city!

A swooping panorama shot of the distinctive Wadi was the best bit of the whole thing for this Jordan-loving expat. But don’t tell that to millions of Star Wars fans who helped the film to bring in over a billion dollars worldwide, making it the second-highest grossing film of last year!

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