Offering a safe and comforting zone away from the hustle and bustle of the populous cities in Jordan, Wadi Rum has become a favorite travel spot for many tourists as well as locals in recent years.
Located in the southern part of the country, 'The Valley of the Moon' - as it is otherwise known - has undoubtedly made more star appearances than most of us.
Let's take a look at 8 movies that feature Wadi Rum's magnificent scenery:
1. The Martian (2015)
The 2015 Ridley Scott sci-fi movie that took the world by storm features Wadi Rum as Mars. Where else could you find this type of reddish sand and random yet picturesque rock formations?
2. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
No, it's not a desert in Saudi Arabia.
Besides the fact that it's a great Star Wars movie, the panoramic shots of this distinctive Wadi are one of the many things that make this film special.
3. The Last Days on Mars (2013)
Searching for life on another planet never felt cooler than in a place like Wadi Rum!
4. Theeb (2014)
This Jordanian movie was nominated for an Academy Award and tells the story of a young boy who is trying to survive during World War I in none other than Rum itself. It was filmed in the desert entirely.
5. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Showing its versatility, Rum didn't fail to make an appearance in this Transformers film series as it features as a 'generic Middle Eastern landscape'.
6. May in the Summer (2014)
Another Jordanian production, this movie explores family pressures and interracial marriages. It shows Wadi Rum in all its sandy glory.
7. Promotheus (2012)
Another Ridley Scott sci-fi movie with a hint of horror and suspense. The surface shots of the alien planet show Wadi Rum.
8. All of the Money in the World (2017)
Based on the true story of J.Paul Getty, this crime thriller shot one of its scenes in none other than Wadi Rum itself. Amidst all the drama, you can definitely spot it at the beginning of the movie.