Wadi Rum (Valley of Rum), where Lawrence of Arabia used to hang out, desert and sandstone monoliths, a striking place.
I booked a tour out of Petra, cost JD65, plus JD5 entry to the Wadi Rum area, consisting of a shared taxi from Petra to Wadi Rum, tour of the area in a 4wd, 3 meals and a bed to sleep in, leaving the next morning in a shared taxi to Aqaba JD10.
A constant wind blows through the valley coating everything in a fine layer of sand and carving the sandstone into intricate shapes.
Aqaba, located at the tip of the Gulf of Aqaba, is Jordan’s only coastal city and seaport. It is a duty free city so there is security getting in and out and the taxi driver got fined for speeding on the way in so there is also law and order. Business and sea side resorts are the main attractions. There are 4 countries within a 20 km radius of this place, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel and Egypt.