Don't go to Petra if...
You don’t like tourist prices. Petra locals don't earn a heck of a lot, so when taxi drivers, shop keepers and restaurant owners spot a punter, they're more inclined to adjust their prices. Best advice? Fix a price first.
You’re looking for hedonistic nightlife. Petra and Wadi Musa do have some cafes, bars and restaurants which sell alcohol, but don't expect to find much in the way of nightclubs. However, there are several outdoor terraces from where to enjoy a couple of sundowners.
You can’t abide by the rules. Don't touch, stray from the path or stroll around in the midday heat are just a few of the rules to take into consideration. If you like to do things how you like them and prefer to dress or behave in a way that's deemed unacceptable to locals then don't be surprised by results.
Camels give you the heebeegeebees. Although cars, buses and bicycles course down the King’s Highway, the most traditional way of getting around is by camel. If you’re not keen then stick your blinkers on and give them a wide berth.