DISNEY’S live-action production of Aladdin, which hits cinemas in May, is the latest film to give the spectacular desert landscape of Wadi Rum in Jordan a starring role.
The film, which stars Will Smith as the Genie, uses the distinctive World Heritage-listed scenery as the backdrop for some stunning CGI-enhanced action.
Follow in the footsteps of movie legends and explore all Jordan has to offer on a once-in-a-lifetime Middle Eastern adventure.
Get a taste of local culture by sleeping under the stars at a traditional Bedouin camp. Stay in a luxury goat-haired tent at the Seven Wonders Bedouin Camp near Little Petra and enjoy traditional meals and entertainment under desert moonlight with lantern-lit rocks in the background.
Stay one night with breakfast and dinner from £38pp. Find out more at suncitycamp.com.
The ancient city of Petra was hidden in the mountains of Jordan for centuries before being rediscovered in 1812. One of its most recognisable rock temples is the Treasury, which in the final scenes of Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade was the home of the Holy Grail.
Experience the historic site at night, when the ancient wonder is lit up by candles and Bedouin guides play music and tell stories. See petranightstours.com.
Epic historical drama Lawrence Of Arabia was the first film to really bring Jordan’s natural beauty to a wider audience, showing off the unmistakeable rock formations around the globe.
Discover the heritage of Wadi Rum with a journey on the original Hejaz Railway, where regular re-enactments give visitors an insight into the Arab Revolt. For more information, see jhr.gov.jo and film.jo.