Jordanian Bedouins are known in Arabic as The Bedu or "Desert Dwellers". Only a small percentage is considered to lead a truly nomadic lifestyle, many share their time at the village where the family lives (elderly parents and wives with kids) and the desert. Most of the Bedouins from the Zalabieh tribe living in Wadi Rum have their own cave/or a piece of land under the rocks where they prefer to spend their nights. The main way to travel around the desert is by car, and only jeep 4X4 is able to last in these harsh conditions, sand dunes, hot days and icy evenings and nights. The Bedu love their cars and driving around the desert day and night, visiting friends in other caves or taking tourists around, and if the car is broken it will be one the biggest disappointments and worries for the Bedouin.
Almost each household has camels - the dromedary (Arabian camel), they are kept at the back yard of the house or in the desert, where they are usually trained when reach the age of three years old, still they can be stubborn and unruly.
The main source of income on the desert is tourism and running the tourist camps is one of the main goals for almost each man in the village. Bedouins feel like one big family and help each other, particularly the youngest, to start their own business. And when they do not drive tourists around, when the camp is empty and clean, when the car is fixed, then there is time for tea, "Bedouin whisky" and they do enjoy their time slowly: by sitting for long hours in the sun, smoking unaccountable amounts of cigarettes, drinking the tea and admiring the place they originated from.