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Rub' al Khali desertin Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dangerous, unbearably hot climate, constant lack of water and endless tons of sand, stretching for hundreds of kilometers.
Rub' al Khali desert, Dubai
The Rub 'al Khali Desert is one of the largest and hottest deserts in the world, its name is translated as an "empty quarter" (in fact it occupies a larger territory). The desert stretched for four states - Yemen, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. On the outskirts of the desert you can find natural oasis - Liv and El-Ain and in the middle of it - the oil fields.

Rub' al Khali desert, Dubai
Photo: Rub' al Khali desert, © John's Love of Nature

Dunes here reach a height of 250 meters, air temperature - a record-breaking 56 °, and the amount of precipitation, on the contrary, is the minimum. But despite the harsh climate, the desert is inhabited by lizards, rodents, camels and predators, here and there you can see some vegetation - palms, saltworts and camel's thorns. Besides that, the place has become an oasis for travellers who want to feel hot breath of the desert - ride buggies or quad bikes, try sandboarding, arrange a jeep desert safari and see traditional Bedouin camp.

Rub' al Khali desert camels, Dubai
Photo: Rub' al Khali desert camels, © Andy Hayes

For the safety of travelers, Rub 'al Khali Desert is patrolled by rescue helicopters, so when you come to rest in the Emirates, don't worry and set out to see the miracle of nature with your own eyes.

Things to do here 5

#3Go to a desert jeep safari in DubaiGo to a desert jeep safarioddviser

Desert safari on all-wheel jeep will make your trip to Dubai one of the most memorable adventures in you life.

#21Attend falconry in DubaiAttend falconrySuper Сrabe

Experience the beauty of a flying proud falcon, which is considered to be a symbol of the UAE and is revered by locals.

#59Visit Bedouin Village in DubaiVisit Bedouin Villageoddviser

Get to know about specific features of the way of life maintained by the people of the desert, their traditions and customs.

#62Visit the Desert Conservation Reserve in DubaiVisit the Desert Conservation Reserveoddviser

Take a trip to the Desert Conservation Reserve, where you will meet the wildlife face to face.

#72See uromastyx in DubaiSee uromastyxJoan Naples

Walking through the desert Rub-al-Khali, try to find this reptile. You will recognize it by yellow color and a thick, spiked tail.

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Tours & excursions 2

#9Self Drive Desert Safari Dubai + SandboardingSelf Drive Desert Safari Dubai + Sandboarding

Take up a challenge to conquer sands of the Arabian desert behind the wheel of 4D jeep.

AED 1044+/person
#10Dubai Sunrise Camel TrekkingDubai Sunrise Camel Trekking

Sunrise in the desert, camel ride, visiting the Beduins camp and national refreshing breakfast - sounds like the best morning ever.

AED 269+/person

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