Wadi Rum, Jordan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Wadi Rum, Jordan? If you're planning to go to Wadi Rum, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Wadi Rum, Jordan

Based on the climate and weather in Wadi Rum, the best time to go is November. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Wadi Rum, Jordan by month

January

January here is chilly, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece

February

If you go to Wadi Rum in February, you will notice that it is mild, extremely hazy and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece

March

If you go to Wadi Rum in March, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature, extremely hazy and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants

April

If you visit Wadi Rum during April, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts

May

If you vacation in Wadi Rum during May, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

June

Traveling to Wadi Rum in June, you will notice that it can be sizzling, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

July

If you vacation in Wadi Rum during July, you are likely to find that it is a scorcher, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Light shorts
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops

August

If you are traveling to Wadi Rum in August, you will notice that it can be sizzling, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light dresses

September

September here is sweltering, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light shorts
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

October

If you visit Wadi Rum during October, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 30 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

November

Traveling to Wadi Rum in November, you will notice that it is warm, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals

December

If you are traveling to Wadi Rum in December, you will notice that it is balmy, extremely hazy and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Wadi Rum, Jordan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Wadi Rum, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D, F, G and J
  • A SIM card that works in Wadi Rum
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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