Dana Biosphere Reserve

Dana Biosphere Reserve, photo by Bernard Gagnon
Dana Biosphere Reserve (photo by Bernard Gagnon)
 

Dana Biosphere Reserve, located in south-central Jordan, is the country’s largest nature reserve.

The region drops from an altitude of 4,900 ft (1,500 m) on the Qadisiyah plateau to the low-lying desert area of Wadi Araba, incorporating four bio-geographical zones; Mediterannean, Irano-Turanian, Saharo-Arabian, and Sudanian penatration.

The varied geology of Dana contains limestone, sandstone, and granite, as well as dramatic wind-cut sandstone cliffs. It is the most biological diverse area in the country.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Rummana Campsite

Rummana Campsite offers accommodation in Ḑānā. Shobak Castle is 13 km away. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant. The property also offers packed lunches. The property offers a free shuttle service. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$74

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Al Nawatef Camp

Located 5-km away from the village of Dana, Al Nawatef Camp is an eco-friendly camp that offers guests a traditional Bedouin experience. It arranges hiking and walking trips upon request. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$28

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Dana Moon Hotel

Located in Dana Village, Dana Moon Hotel offers simply furnished accommodation. It features a 24-hour front desk and a restaurant that offers a 24-hour room service. All units are fitted with tiled and carpeted floors. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$17

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Dana Guesthouse

Located in Dana, Dana Guesthouse offers free WiFi in public areas. It includes a spacious terrace and a restaurant. Free private parking is possible on site. All rooms at Dana Guesthouse are simply furnished and fitted with carpeted floors. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

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Dana Tower Hotel

Offering a restaurant, Dana Tower Hotel is located in Ḑānā. Free WiFi access is available in public areas. Extras include a safety deposit box and a fan. At Dana Tower Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk and a terrace. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$10

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Dana Tower Hotel

Dana Tower Hotel

Offering a restaurant, Dana Tower Hotel is located in Ḑānā. Free WiFi access is available in public areas. Extras include a safety deposit box and a fan. At Dana Tower Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk and a terrace. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$10

$10-
Dana Moon Hotel

Dana Moon Hotel

Located in Dana Village, Dana Moon Hotel offers simply furnished accommodation. It features a 24-hour front desk and a restaurant that offers a 24-hour room service. All units are fitted with tiled and carpeted floors. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$17

$17-
Al Nawatef Camp

Al Nawatef Camp

Located 5-km away from the village of Dana, Al Nawatef Camp is an eco-friendly camp that offers guests a traditional Bedouin experience. It arranges hiking and walking trips upon request. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$28

$28-
Rummana Campsite

Rummana Campsite

Rummana Campsite offers accommodation in Ḑānā. Shobak Castle is 13 km away. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant. The property also offers packed lunches. The property offers a free shuttle service. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$74

$74-
Dana Guesthouse

Dana Guesthouse

Located in Dana, Dana Guesthouse offers free WiFi in public areas. It includes a spacious terrace and a restaurant. Free private parking is possible on site. All rooms at Dana Guesthouse are simply furnished and fitted with carpeted floors. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

$90-

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Deserts
Dana Biosphere Reserve was founded in 1989 in the area around Dana village and a major water source (Wadi Dana). It comprises 308 square kilometers (119 sq mi), much of it desert.

The people of the Ata'ta tribe are the native inhabitants of Dana Biosphere Reserve, with original settlement in the area dating back more than 6000 years. Besides the presence of the Ata'ta people, archeological discoveries suggest Palaeolithic, Egyptian, Nabataean, and Roman settlement in the area.
Wildlife and Plants
The diverse environment of Dana is home to an unusual number of species for a desert: 703 plant species, 215 species of birds, and 38 species of mammals. Much of the wildlife, especially trees and shrubs, grow in the highlands of the nature reserve.

Among the endangered species in the park are the Nubian Ibex, Syrian Serin, Caracal, and Lesser Kestrel. Also natives of the Dana region are the largest breeding colony of the Syrian Serin.
Other Interests:
Natural
Geologic Formations
Hiking and Trekking

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