Lawrence's film Locations. Rio Alías (Carboneras, Almería).The scene of a great Arab victory in July 1916 when this heavily defended Turkish stronghold fell to a daring Arab camel charge. Lawrence rode triumphantly from here to Cairo to report the good news to an astonished General Allenby. The port of Aqaba became a major supply base for the advancing Arab Revolt. Finding it: the restored fort lies on the waterfront in Aqaba old town.