A Roundup Of The Royal Tour To Bedouin Badia


King Abdullah on Sunday praised the exceptional contribution of leaders from the Southern Badia development and advancement council.

Addressing a gathering of local community leaders and influential figures from the Southern Badia region, in Wadi Rum.

His Highness remarked that the visit brought up memories of his military time

When he was still young and his late majesty King Hussein was on the throne, the then crown prince was part of the 40th King Hussein bin Talal Royal Armoured Brigade stationed in Qatraneh just north of the meeting area.

He praised that the Southern Badia boasts unique tourist destinations, emphasizing that the archeological sites in Wadi Rum are unparalleled globally, transforming the region into a renowned international tourist hotspot.

Participants in the assembly, held as part of His Highness’s engagements in the governorates and Badia regions on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee, highlighted advancements achieved under the King’s guidance over the past 25 years, spanning political, administrative, tourism, agricultural, and military domains, including the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army.

Upon his arrival at the meeting in Wadi Rum, His Highness received a poetic rendition as a welcome gesture.

The King joined the attendees for iftar (breaking of fast) and observed the Maghreb prayer with the gathering also featured poetry readings and a traditional As-Samer performance.


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The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh, Chief of the Royal Hashemite Court Yousef Issawi, Director of His Majesty’s Office Jafar Hassan, and Tribal Affairs Advisor Kneiaan Bluwi.


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