Hi everyone !
My name is Ahmad Al Jamal from Wadi Rum Village that is located at the heart of the wonderful Wadi Rum protected area in Jordan. We are living here with my family for many generations. For many years, I used to breed camels and train them for race in parallel to work in tourism in the desert. Recently, I opened my own camp in Wadi Rum desert where visitors usually spend few nights and go on tours during the day to enjoy the landscape. As it is the beginning of my project, there is a lot to do in order to develop my touristic activities mostly about social media and communication.
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
During your stay, you will be in total immersion inside the Bedouin culture, close to nature and people. I will introduce you to my friends and my family, so you can learn a lot about traditional Bedouin culture. You will have the opportunity to experience nights under Bedouin tents, discover traditional food and speak with a lot of different people that are living here for generations. As I'm still working with camels, I can teach you about how to take care of them and you will be able to follow me during my work with camels. If you wish so, I can teach you some basic Arabic language in exchange of helping me to improve my English.
- Updating the reservations
- Answering to e-mail
- Taking pictures during tours
- Creating and developing my personal website
- Creating and managing listings.
- Help with tourists in the camp
During the tour, the pictures that you will take will be used for the website and you will be able to write about your experiences as well. Then, you will have the opportunity to be a founding member of my touristic activities.
Then, if you used to work on social medias and have some skills on website building , you are more than welcome :)! Don't hesitate to tell me if there is something special that you want to do during your stay so I can manage this as far as possible.
For personal reasons, I can only accept men volunteers at my home. Thank you for understanding!
I will provide you accommodation in a private room in my house located in the village. Sometimes, you will be able to sleep under a private Bedouin tent in my camp located in the middle of the desert. There, you can enjoy our traditional Bedouin cuisine and spend some time with our team staying in the camp. In both cases, you will have access to facilities ( bathroom and toilets) and three meals per day will be provided.
You will be able to join some tours either with camels or jeep with tourists in the desert. During your days-off, you can visit Aqaba located 40 min away near the Red Sea and enjoy some diving there. Bus leave Wadi Rum Village around 6 am and come back around 1pm from Aqaba. It is also possible to reach Petra with local transportation or taxi in order to visit the most famous Nabataean place.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week