Wadi Rum Stillness: Habis Al Zalabieh story
My name is Habis and the desert is my home. It’s a place where I was born, grew up and represents all aspects of my life. So, basically we could say I have the desert in my blood.
I’ve been working in tourism since childhood, I was 17 years old when I started. I helped my brother as a bivouac guide for many years, guiding many travelers from around the world.
In 2018, I decided to create my own experience, I started by offering nights under the stars only. Since this time I had the chance to welcome guests who helped me to grow and developp Wadi Rum Stillness. Since 2020, I am able to propose a new option to our guests, the night in the camp, keeping the authentic spirit and bedouin traditions.
If I have to tell something special about myself, I would say that I love to cook, especially kabsah or gallayeh bandura. You could find me every night around the fire cooking in the middle of the desert.
I would encourage you to join us and we will gladly show you all the beautiful places in the desert, focusing on sharing you how to live and breathe like a bedouin.
Our daily life is completely different of what you are used to, we live as nomads, connected with nature and its laws. So join us and with my team we will help you to discover the desert by the authentic way.
Wadi Rum Stillness team
Our guides are local bedouins from Rum Village. All are from my family and belong to Al Zalabieh tribe. They all born in the desert and know every corner and secrets of Wadi Rum.
They are not only drivers. They are real guides who share their knowledges and info about the desert at the best with you. They are the best to drive you during day and night, did you know that bedouins gave name to each mountain ? It is the way they never get lost. To drive in the night, they help themselves with the moon which illuminates the mountains.
Above all, I give huge importance to my team, to their body and mental health. I make sure they are happy and fine.
All give their best to make of your stay with us the most unforgettable of your life, they offer high-quality experience, from service provision but human side as well. We used to say, come as a guest, leave as a friend. This is also part of the bedouin hospitality. So welcome my friend !
We give our best to provide high-quality organization. We treat your enquiries in 24 hours, and answer to all your requests as far as possible.
First of all, we are 100% flexible, about the time, the organization, cancelation and more. We offer the possibility to completely personalize your tour, according to availability.Just contact us, and we will program the most valuable experience together.
Then, concerning the organization of our tours, we constitute groups of maximum six persons during the day, likewise during the night under the stars/bivouac. Small groups only to keep the spirit of the desert and the experience of sleeping under the stars. Rarely, if we have no other possibilities, groups could expand until 8 to 10 persons. However, it is a specific case, and we manage as best as we can to avoid it.
If you are a group of more than six persons, of course you are welcome. We don’t split your group. You stay together day and night.
Our camp is a homelike place, located deep in the desert, far from all touristic installations. We propose only six tents and we can welcome maximum 12 persons.
In general, we are committed to not host to many people at the same time.In order to offer a real authentic and unique experience to our guests, even during the high season. That’s our main goal; it is the root of Wadi Rum Stillness. In conclusion, your satisfaction is our most principal preoccupation.
What to expect with us ?
The root of Wadi Rum Stillness is to preserve the authenticity of the desert experience. We dedicate our time to you. We share with you our culture, traditions and everything which is important to know about the desert and the bedouin life.
Moreover, we offer honest prices and the best value for money, with high-quality services. With us, no unpleasant surprises, our prices all-inclusive:
An exhaustive list of what to expect from a trip with us:
- Experienced and welcoming guides
- High-quality tour, exploring most incredible places
- Traditional bedouin food, fresh and homemade
- Best places in the desert for sunsets
- Comfortable nights in clean bed linen
- Authentic atmosphere far from touristic places
- Many explanations regarding bedouin culture and traditions
- Why not listening bedouin music and dancing our traditional dances
- Best bedouin jokes, be ready to smile and laugh a lot
- Unforgettable Wadi Rum desert memories for life