I cannot recommend Aied highly enough as a Wadi Rum guide. Recently he facilitated a week-long horse trek for me. During that time, he became the connective tissue for my stay. On my first and last nights, he accompanied me to a permanent desert camp (which both times was very comfortable), always ensuring that I was well taken care of. When I was out in the remote desert on my horse trek, Aied would arrive most nights, often with his oud, and I always had a sense that he had an eye out for my happiness and well being. He is a true creature of the desert, that is where his heart is. His knowledge of the land, its flora and fauna, is profound, and he expresses this with great sensitivity and intelligence (I spend a lot of time around academics and Aied could wipe the floor with them). He can also be terribly funny. A man of depth; the kind of person I know I could trust with my life if the chips were down. He made a great trip a moving and unforgettable one.