The geodesic domes of Wadi Rum UFO Luxotel offer space-age luxury in this ancient and striking setting. With 24-hour room service, sun terraces and panoramic views of the mountains, these luxurious air-conditioned pods are oases of comfort in the heart of the desert. There’s something deeply familiar about Wadi Rum, even if you’ve not been here before there’s a strong chance you will have seen it on the silver screen. It has doubled as an alien planet in several science fiction franchises, most famously Star Wars, stood in for Mars and even starred as itself in David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia. Today the Wadi Rum Protected Area is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is rich with history and natural beauty. There are several options to explore this truly beautiful place. Take a desert tour with an experienced Bedouin guide, or for an even more authentic Bedouin experience why not take a camel ride? For those who like their exploration to come with a touch more adrenaline there is the Wadi Rum 4x4 tour or a more challenging hiking option. However, as the sun dips below the red sandstone rocks, casting long shadows across the desert, this unique resort really comes into its own. It is an area used in countless feature films, but the real stars here are … well... the stars. With experienced astronomers on hand and powerful telescopes, the almost total lack of light pollution makes this a stargazer’s paradise.