by Nadia Michel
You might say many of us already live in a bubble, and that would actually be a good thing if the bubble in question was an eco-friendly, stargazing one like you’ll find at Full of Stars Hotel. Set in Jordan’s Wadi Rum – that scenic, ochre desert you may recall from the legendary multiple Academy-Award-winning 1962 epic, Lawrence of Arabia – each one of these luxurious, clear-domed tents come replete with a king-size bed, high-end bed linens, a well-equipped bathroom and incredible views onto clear night skies and the huge granite and sandstone mountains beyond.
This unusual glamping experience developed by French company BubbleTree puts you smack dab in the heart of a UNESCO protected site (a short walk from Wadi Rum’s highest dune and the Jebel Annafishiya rock inscriptions) and lets you connect with nature while enjoying the creature comforts of your typical brick-and-mortar hotel. In addition to protecting you from sand, dust and scorpions, the bubble rooms, part of the Wadi Rum Night Camp, are constructed of a special material which, along with a proprietary system of air circulation and contains split air conditioners to keep you as comfortable as can be. The nightly rate includes traditional Jordanian meals prepared by an on-site chef, in addition to off-roader safaris (led by Bedouins, as the law dictates) and of course camel rides, just to make sure you really get that T.E. Lawrence experience.
Rates from 180 USD a night / www.wadirumnight.com