With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hitting the silver screen and with scenes shot in Jordan’s other-worldly backdrop of Wadi Rum, the country has long drawn filmmakers and producers its dramatic landscapes and landmarks.
Jordan has a rich history of film making, having famously been the setting for iconic films such as Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade, Lawrence of Arabia and the Martian.
More recently, both the Disney remake Aladdin and the iconic saga, Star Wars: Rogue One have been shot in Jordan.
From the ancient stone temples of Petra to the space-like landscape of Wadi Rum, Jordan offers a vibrant landscape with a number of potential filming locations.
Below are just some of the films that have used Jordan’s dramatic scenery, along with ways that visitors can experience the locations themselves.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Episode IX)
Having been the backdrop for the earlier edition of Star Wars: Rogue One, the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has been filmed in the world known desert Wadi Rum.
The Shakriah landscape was chosen for its exotic and epic locale for a galaxy far, far away.
The exciting conclusion to the Skywalker saga was filmed in Jordan over three weeks, with more than 250 Jordanian crew working across…