Keep Yourself Away From Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum itself is a beautiful place, but PEOPLE who live there are very disgusting. They will be smiling to you, they will invite you to their home to show how good and nice they are to you, but…it is ALL a facade and a fake show. They do it with the only purpose – to impress and charm you. They will blind you with very sweet words and hospitality, they will make you believe that you are needed and they want you to come back, but behind your back the situation is quite opposite – they hate you and spread very bad things about you. All they need is just to take ALL the money you have, till the very last cent. The whole village is taking part in the scamming process, getting money and sharing the roles. That is why, no matter what they say or how nice they are to you, never NEVER believe any word they say, otherwise you will get stuck in their net and will become the next victim. My story is one of these examples.
Complain on Mosa Saleah Al-Zalabeih (Wadi Rum, Jordan)
It is a very sad story that took place with me in Wadi Rum. It is unbelievable that such a thing can still happen in the 21st century.
On January 1, 2014 I crossed the Israeli border with the only wish to spend a couple of days in a magnificent desert of Wadi Rum. At 1 pm Mosa Saleah Al-Zalabeih, – the owner of the WADI RUM GALAXY CAMP, – to whom I came to work as a volunteer, came to pick me up. He was not just cute on that day. He was incredibly handsome. I fell in love with him from the very first moment. He seemed to feel the same. He was smiling and looked happy.
On the way to Wadi Rum, I was feeling how this beautiful desert was putting magic on me. Everything was so familiar, as though I had been living there before. I was more than sure that it would be the right place to create a family and to stay there for life.
After 4 months (on May 13, 2014) I came back to Wadi Rum and we got married.
The first weeks that I spent with his mother were not really happy. The family was very poor and lived in terrible conditions. No kitchen, no shower, no bed linen, – nothing. Children slept on the sand and very often there was no food at all. When the school year got over and all the crowd left to the desert, I was left alone. Mosa locked me in a small dirty room which I shared with mice. He didn’t allow me to speak with anyone and controlled all my steps. I was kept like a slave in a jail. Very often he forgot about me and I had to stay hungry, without food and any means of communication. Through lie, sweet words and sometimes pressure my husband managed to take all my money. He scammed absolutely everything I had. When there was nothing else to take, he decided to throw me away like a trash. He never treated me like a wife. He didn’t spend a JD on me. No house, no food, nothing.
All the family knew that there was something wrong, but did noting. No one came to visit me or to ask whether I need anything. It seemed that Mosa waited for my death from starving. Then he would bury the body and sign with relief.
When Mosa decided to get rid of me, I managed to survive only thanks to the family, who found me. They brought me to their home, gave food and clothing. During 2 weeks the family took care of me. Thanks to them I went to the Tourist Police, wrote a complain on my husband and returned all the money. I had to put him into the jail, but under the pressure of the family I agreed not to do it. I was very sick and tired. The only wish I had was to return the money and to go back to my home.
Wadi Rum is the worst place you can choose to come. People lie here and treat foreigners VERY badly. The last time scamming is growing so rapidly in this region. In the police I was told that my case unfortunately was not the first one in Wadi Rum.
My husband treated me so badly. He lied to me from the very first day I know him. He made me leave my job and country. He made me take Islam. He organized a fake wedding in the village to make me believe that I will stay for life with him. After he scammed me for 4100 JD, I was needed no more. He threw me away like a trash. Only thanks to my complain that I wrote in the Tourist Police, I managed to return all the money and finally to come back to my country.
Sorry to say, but Wadi Rum, like Petra, has become a platform for scamming. People forgot their real values. Traditions and religion are dying here. Money has taken their place.
Wadi Rum Is A Dangerous Place For Young FEMALE SOLO TRAVELLERS
Khaled’s Rumshines Is A Sex Place In Wadi Rum
Khaled Al-Zalabeih is a dating scammer and owner of RUMSHINES CAMP (www.rumshines.com) in Wadi Rum. In 2013 he scammed a European girl for 5000 JD. He pressed and threatened her in different ways. To safe her own life, the girl had to leave Wadi Rum, but she never got her money back. That is why, if you have been scammed, go to the Tourist Police in Wadi Rum directly! Don’t be scared. Have your money back and put the fucking scammer into the jail!
Shame Of Jordan
Male Prostitution In Wadi Rum
Beware.. All the men from the Bedouin village of Wadi Rum lie! Their business is to fool all the girls they can by making them falling in love with them. They do it for business.. for sex and money.. They often have 2-5 foreign girlfriends at the same time. Their families lie and all the “nice” people you meet lie! They all lie for each other because they all want something… gifts, sex, money, phone, computer, a new donkey but mostly fun.. The money they get from girls they use to get other girls.. They will make you believe that they are different from the others and you will see love in their eyes.. But it is not true… Don’t ever trust them! They are all the same.. They will do everything to fool you.. They will pick you up in the airport, but when you leave they will go to pick up the next girl. They are whores, gigolos and they have sex with all possible… The villagers may appear very friendly and witty, but it’s all pretense. They want your money and will do what they can, cheat and lie to you, to get it. You will believe every lie they tell.. They are really good at this business!!
What shocks most of all is that the Jordan Tourism Board, Tourist Police and Government are aware of scamming, but do nothing to stop it or at least to warn tourists about the problem. On the contrary, the authorities hide all the facts going on saying that Jordan is a safe country. More ever they do AWARD!!! guides who scam old, but wealthy European ladies.
Wadi Rum And Petra Are The New “Bezness” Locations On The World Map
It is not different from Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey. The only difference is: the Bedouins hide it a lot better behind the hospitality, which Jordan is known for.
The Bedouins call it “fishing for tourists” and it is a very lucrative business. Many women have been fooled into an exclusive relationship only to find out that the Bedouin guy has a couple of other exclusive relationships at the same time.
Desert camps in Wadi Rum and the many stalls inside Petra are investments of the fooled women, who were ditched once they learn the bitter truth. The same goes for quite a few restaurants, small tourist businesses, the many jeeps. All financed by the fooled women.
That is why you can see many “handsome guys” with European girlfriends. The relationship is not mutual at all. For the women, yes. She thinks she is in a serious relationship, and why not? He tells her over and over how much he loves her. He makes plans for the future with her. Calls and texts her and begs her to come back to Jordan, because life is nothing without her.
For the “handsome guy”? No. She is his JOB that he will work on for a long time to get what he wants. She is his walking ATM, his opportunity to a small business, and monthly donations to help out his poor family.
And all that money, gifts and donkeys were given wholeheartedly based on LIES. His mother is not sick at all, there are no medical bills to be paid. His donkey did not die. He did not go to the dentist because he was in so much pain, and can’t pay the bill. His horse is not hungry, because he can’t afford the barley.
All lies to get the women to send him money.
And yes, they are very nice and very friendly and very generous. It is part of the game.
You have no idea how very clever they play this love scam game. And every female visitor is a possibility to become a JOB.
Every female tourist, even couples that visit Wadi Rum and Petra will be presented with the opportunity to drink tea, have dinner under the moon and stars, sleep in the desert and caves, meet his extended family, have dinner with them, cook with the female members of the family, etc etc.
Wadi Rum Scammers And Those Who Help Them
Nowadays more and more Western women – usually over 50 – find themselves involved in sex relationship with much younger Bedouins. Marjorie De Mesmaeker (55 y.o.) from Belgium and Ülle Pirnpuu (51 y.o.) from Estonia are a good example of it. Having reached the time of menopause, they seem to have lost their brains and the last drop of self-esteem. Sex with Bedouins, being much younger than they are, completely fucked their mind.
Marjorie has been already scammed by a tour guide from Aqaba. Mohammed Al-Khawaldeh, – a well-known scammer, operating mainly in Amman, Aqaba and Petra, – was her first sex partner, who was sucking her wallet for a couple of years. She divorced her husband and left Belgium because of him. The fact that she paid Mohammad not only for his excellent “service”, but also for the expensive hotel and bought him numerous gifts, is not a secret for anyone. The 5 star Mövenpick Resort Tala Bay Aqaba still remembers Marjorie De Mesmaeker very well. She spent a lot of time there with him.
Unfortunately, this old lady didn’t learn the lesson and in 2013, again, got involved in a new sex relationship, – this time with Eid Saleah Al-Zalabeih, a 32-year-old Bedouin from Wadi Rum. Currently Eid makes “business” with her, known among French speaking tourists as WADI RUM CIRCUIT (www.wadirumcircuit.com). Marjorie not only supports Eid financially, but also helps him a lot to scam solo female travelers.
Ülle Pirnpuu, - another woman over 50, – has more than just simple friendship with Eid Saleah. Since 2005 she used to come to Wadi Rum to have sex with him in the desert. Ülle has a big influence on Eid, what makes Marjorie extremely angry. Both women, having no feeling of self-respect, pay no attention that the villagers call them “sluts”, just into their face. Sex has superseded their brains so much that they have completely lost the ability to think maturely.
Marjorie De Mesmaeker and Ülle Pirnpuu from the very beginning knew what Mosa Saleah Al-Zalabeih and his brother Eid were going to do with Julia, but did absolutely NOTHING to warn or to protect her, the same as the whole village. On the contrary, ALL of them were quite and indifferent, watching how these two monsters were scamming and plaguing to death a poor girl.
Wadi Rum is a place to be avoided. If you are travelling alone or especially very concerned of your safety, keep yourself away from Wadi Rum. There are much more worthy places to be visited.