A view of the Wadi Rum. Photo by D-minor on Flickr

Wadi Rum is a desert valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock of southern Jordan. Its unique landscape is a desirable filming location for desert scenes.

In the Star Wars universe, this desert was used for scenes portraying the moon Jedha in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016). It can also be seen in Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019), playing the role of Pasaana, the planet where the crew finds a joyous Festival of Ancestors before taking off in speeders and discovering that Stormtroopers can fly… They fly now!?

Jyn and Cassian arrive on Jedha. Image ©Disney/Lucasfilm

The planet Pasaana, as seen during Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker. Image ©Disney/Lucasfilm

In 2019’s live-action remake of Aladdin, the Wadi Rum plays the role of the Agrabah desert, where Aladdin discovers the Cave of Wonders.

Aladdin and company break out of the Cave of Wonders. Image ©Disney

Address: Wadi Rum, Aqaba 77110, Jordan
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