Deserts are one of the most fascinating types of ecosystem in the world. Dry practically the entire year round, they are scorching hot and covered in red sand in the summer and icy cold snow in the winter. Culturally diverse, with countless different types of ancient peoples having settled there, a stay in the desert isn't something you'll forget in a hurry. Whether it's in a luxury five-star resort or in a tent in the middle of nowhere, it will undoubtedly be unique - so here's a few of our favourites -to give you some inspiration.
By Lara Keay