Language exchange in the desert. Explore Bedouin culture and history of Wadi Rum, Jordan



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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    My name is Mohammed Domayan, I have grown up in the wilderness of Wadi Rum. I have the privilege of owning a desert camp made from traditional materials and catering for every kind of traveler on every kind of budget, from adventurous backpacker to adventurous families! I'm also doing different kinds of tours with tourists - hiking, scrambling, jeep and camel tours.
    Offering some of the most extraordinary desert scenery you'll ever witness, Wadi Rum is the definitive highlight of any visit to Jordan. This area - made famous abroad by the exploits of T.E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia') in the early 20th century - proudly boasts a myriad of moods and dramatic colours, dictated by the changing angle of the sun. Nature's gift is our gain, with the finest climbing, hiking, camel riding, horse riding, jeep, photography and meditation options known to the Middle East. In addition, a sunset, sunrise and the explosion of stars to be seen to be believed.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers will learn and live the desert life in one of the most beautiful places on earth. You will learn about the history of the Wadi, the traditional ways of living in the desert and the many stories of the Wadi Rum desert. You will learn about the unique geology of the region and meet and live with the locals. In addition you will have all the Bedouin tea you can possibly drink!

  • Help


    I can host you with (Accommodation and food) in return for help with web-design and other internet related tasks, and also to improve my English! In addition I would like volunteers to help teaching English to the kids of the village. There might be additional tasks coming up depending on the guests we have in the camp. You might be asked to help out with the tourists. I love to chat with new friends over endless cups of Bedouin tea.

  • Languages spoken

    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers will stay in a private room at my property and I will provide them with mattresses and blankets.

    The food will be with me at home or in the desert

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the free time volunteers can enjoy the beautiful desert. You can do hiking, climbing, scrambling in the nearby mountains and you can join on tours in the desert whenever there is extra space. It is also a good opportunity for volunteers to practice Arabic and engage with the local community.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 695219353338