In the vast region of Abu Dhabi, the desert includes the village of Liwa and its palm tree plantation that spreads over 50 miles. To discover breathtaking landscapes, you have to drive out of Dubai for an hour before finding the red dunes of the Al Hajar mountain range with its torn peaks and unusual gravel plains.
The desert occupies most of the Arabian Peninsula, from Yemen to Iraq© Dougal Paterson / age fotostock
At its centre is the Rub'al-Khali, one of the largest continuous bodies of sand in the world© Vojko Kavcic / age fotostock
The desert is a hard area to traverse, which requires preparation© Viktor Thaut / age fotostock
The desert landscape ranges from red dunes to deadly quicksand© BALAN MADHAVAN / age fotostock
Lots of activities from Dune Bashing to quad biking are on offer to explore the terrain© BALAN MADHAVAN / age fotostock