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Rahayeb Desert Camp

2.5 out of 5.0

Rahayeb Desert Camp

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This camp is perfect if you want to enjoy a desert camp but without losing some home comforts. The room we stayed in was clean, had an AC, a lamp and a plug to charge your devices. WiFi is available around the common area of the camp, and it may not be very strong, but you can use your basic apps. The staff was welcoming and nice, they were helpful with anything we needed. Food was great, very fresh and a huge salad bar. Bathrooms are clean, luxurious, hot water and pressure is limited, but you are in the middle of the desert so it’s amazing to have a shower at all! I would suggest, if you are a light sleeper bring earplugs, it’s so wonderfully quiet here at night that if one guest decides on listening to some music in their tent, it can seem loud. Do go for a small walk at night to see the stars, or partake in the many activities on offer. We did the 4 hours jeep tour, and I loved it! Bring a hat, some electrolytes and sunscreen and enjoy a modern Lawrence of Arabia experience. Thank you Rahayeb, I’ll be back one day!

We visited the camp in April with friends and families. It is really nice place, with great location, good food and very comfortable and clean camps.The manager and all stuff are very friendly and helpful. So hope to come back again for next trip.

Essentially a glamping experience, camp is more utilitarian than luxury, but it does the job. We had an ensuite tent and that was great, but the common shower/bathroom facilities are clean and modern. The dinner that were provided was also great and plentiful. The one negative thing is the jeep tour. It's not so much the tour itself, but the fact that you are on the tour with roughly 50 other people, from all the camps in the area, going to the same places at the same time. It really was not the desert experience we had imagined. A walk by yourself, if you can manage it safely, is much more preferable.

This is one of my favourite camps in Wadi rum. The service is excellent and the food is unique and tasty. Entertainment is enjoyable after a fulfilling meal. Dancing at night and enjoying the stars at night is just one of a hell experience

We stayed at Rahayeb Desert camp as part of a group tour. The desert scenery and rock formations were just stunning. The self contained tents were very comfortable with plenty of hot water. The bed and pillows comfy and the meals provided were of high quality. It was interesting walking outside the camp to experience the isolation of the desert. Take a jeep ride, especially late in the afternoon and the colours of the setting sun on the mountains was spectacular. If you are into camel riding, you can do that too!

We were on a bus tour and stayed at this camp for one night. We arrived in time for lunch before heading out on a camel ride and then followed by a 4WD trip around the desert and to see sunset. We were pleasantly surprised to find our tent had its own bathroom as well as heating. The bed felt quite hard but was very comfortable. Dinner of lamb and chicken was cooked in traditional style under the ground and everyone gathered around as it was dug up at dinner time. There was plenty of food for all tastes. All the staff were very friendly and spoke good English. After dinner we took a stroll out into the desert to look at the stars, we were lucky and had a clear night. Breakfast in the morning was a little basic.

We stayed for two nights which I think is ideal. Transfer from the parking area is in the ubiquitous Toyota Hi Lux and you can ride inside or out. Check in was no problem and involved some pretty gentle up selling of trips. Despite emailing to check they really didn't want to take credit cards, but did eventually. The camp is in a great setting bounded on 2 sides by rock cliffs and on the third by a sand Dune. It has outside and inside seating areas which get an open fire and music in the evenings. The tents were better than expected with modern air con and heating together with a bathroom, lights and a socket. We took 2 trips, we declined any camel rides as this is not a pleasant way to travel as we know from experience. The sunset trip is pleasant but the spot itself gets crowded. We took the 4 hour jeep trip. This seemed about right duration and we definitely got our 4 hours. It takes in the key sites but throughout the 360 degree views are truly stunning. The driver was fun and added some value,but don't expect a tour guide. Dinner was spectacular, chicken and lamb cooked in a pit, with a great selection of hot and cold sides. It was the same both nights. No drinks are included and there is no potable water there so bring plenty, a purifier or buy from the basic but reasonably priced kiosk that also does coffee tea and some soft drinks. Breakfast is disappointing after dinner but adequate. No fruit and just cucumber and beans for vegetables. No way to warm bread or make toast. Still no water or juice just tea and instant coffee. But there is enough and it's adequate. We stayed on a Friday night so it was very busy & crowded with the local 4x4 groups etc. There was still enough room and fun live music etc gave a good vibe that did not go on too late. Recommended and Wadi Rum is a must see. This was a good experience.

We stayed here for one night so we could explore Wadi Rum. The site was tucked away from the elements in the corner of a mountain with a huge sand dune to square off the site and keep it protected. The tents were built on cement pads and made of canvas that included a comfortable bed, towel, mini table and air conditioner/ heater. The pillows were the worse part as they were a brick of foam and not comfortable to sleep on. The site had a large U shaped seating area around a camp fire with other seating around the perimeter with table space. The indoor space was also very welcoming with comfortable seating area, tables and wifi that keeps you connected to home. The paved paths link the site together and lead you to the toilets and showers (indoors, clean, well lit and in numbers) and to the food service area. The dinner was delicious with a variety of food options and the breakfast was more of a continental style but was good for a send off. We booked the sunset jeep tour, which was alright. Our guide didn't speak English and took us to a couple areas that weren't appealing and we couldn't understand why he brought us there. We did the 2 hour sunrise camel ride at 5am and that was slow. If you have never ridden a camel before, they bob back and forth and hurt your groin after a while. We rode for 30 minutes, got off for 30 to watch the sun rise and then rode for another hour. It was fun for our first experience but I probably won't do it again. All in all, the camp was wonderful and I would return again but probably skip the bonus tours and just walk around myself.

Since we have stayed only one Wadi Rum night in this camp we have no means of comparing it to other desert camps. We appreciated the heater-cooler in our ensuite tent. Never could get the wifi to work even when staff rebooted system. Staff was professional, responsive and spoke excellent English. Meals were plentiful. All in all it was a good experience. I think?

We were not lucky with the weather, but the location of the camp, in a protected niche circled by rocks shelters the camp from the ghastly desert winds. The cold desert nights could be tempered by the outside fire and by the heating in the comfortable tents. Dinner is the best part, with local food buffet: the lamb slowly cooked in the underground oven is worth the trip!

Diseh, Seeq Ummel Tawagi Wadi Rum

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Rahayeb Desert Camp places you 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Deeseh Knowledge Station. This tentalow has 51 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Get a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi.


Property features

Guests of Rahayeb Desert Camp enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and laundry facilities. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include barbecue grills, a fireplace in the lobby, and wedding services.

Room options

Deluxe Tent, 1 Bedroom, Private Bathroom

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Standard Tent, 1 Bedroom, Shared Bathroom

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Private Bathroom, Mountainside

King 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Private Bathroom, Mountain View

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 464 reviews