Dana is a village near the town of Tafilah, in central-western Jordan. It is situated on the edge of a large natural gorge, Wadi Dana and enjoys spectacular views over Wadi Araba.
Dana is about 500 years old, and preserves many aspects of Jordanian villages of the 19th century villages of Jordan. It hosts Dana nature reserve, one of Jordan’s premier nature reserves with eco-tourism facilities.
Dana Biosphere Reserve (BR) was established in 1993 with a relatively large area of 300square km. It covers a rugged landscape along the Great Rift Valley, and includes a series of mountain ridges, plateaus and desert plains. The Biosphere Reserve encompasses Jordan’s four different bio-geographical zones: Mediterranean, Irano-Turanian, Saharo Arabian and Sudanian penetration. Hence, it is home to the country’s most diverse nature.