Also known as the Great Sandy Desert, Rub' al Khali is the largest sand desert in the world with an area of about 250,000 square miles. It is considered to be one of the most important ones as well, as it has vast reserves of oil and natural gas beneath its sands. The dunes in this desert are said to be so high that it is nearly impossible for human beings to move around here.
Al Badayer desert is one of the most famous deserts for having some of the UAE's best dunes, including the most popular 'Big Red'. Adrenaline junkies can go desert driving, dune-bashing or quad biking from sunrise to sunset. Visitors of all ages can enjoy watching the sunset over the dunes or camping under the stars.
The Liwa Oasis is a 100 km long crescent shaped oasis situated 220 km north of Abu Dhabi island on the northern edge of Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter (the Ruba’ Al Khali). The oasis is one of the most important farming and pasture production regions of the UAE, making it an important part of the country, especially integral to UAE’s rural culture. The desert life you get to see at this unique oasis is completely authentic and very immersive.
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