Wadi Rum / Arrakis desert scenes

The otherworldly Wadi Rum in Jordan – also known as the Valley of the Moon – is an incredible popular filming location for desert scenes. Before serving as the remote desert regions of the planet Arrakis aka Dune, this beautiful landscape first came to fame as a major filming location for Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Since then, Wadi Rum has played a star role in Hollywood blockbuster movies like Prometheus (2012), The Martian (2015), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) just to name a few.

This is where Paul Atreides and his Bene Gesserit mother Lady Jessica land after escaping the Harkonnen attack on House Atreides.

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