Dhana

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The Dana Village area, which overlooks the scenic Wadi Dana, has witnessed human settlement since about 4000BC (6000 years ago!). Evidence unveiled by archaeological exploration shows that Paleolithic, Egyptian, Nabatean and Roman civilizations were drawn to the area by the  fertility of the soil, the water springs and the strategic location. The people who inhabit Dana Village today are the "Al Ata'ata" tribe. They settled and built the village during Ottoman times about 400 years ago.

 
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The reserve: Dana Nature Reserve covers 308 square kilometers and is a world of natural treasures. It is composed of a chain of valleys and mountains which extend from the top of the Jordan Rift Valley down to the desert lowlands of Wadi Araba. The visitor to this area will be awed by the beauty of the Rummana mountain, the mystery of the ancient archaeological ruins of Feinan, the timeless serenity of Dana Village and the grandeur of the red and white sandstone cliffs of Wadi Dana.

The Reserve contains a remarkable diversity of landscapes, that range from wooded highlands to rocky slopes and from gravel plains to dunes of sand. Moreover, Dana supports diverse wildlife which includes a variety of rare species of plants and animals; Dana is home to about 600 species of plants, 37 species of mammals and 190 species of birds.

Rummana & Feinan:  The visitor to this area will be awed by the beauty of the Rummana mountain, the mystery of the ancient archaeological ruins of Feinan. You can either camp at Rummana camp or Feinan Lodge.