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Ridges, ripples and vast swathes of sand: how to discover Oman’s deserts

Some of the world’s most extreme expanses of desert are found within Oman’s borders, sprawling from horizon to horizon. From quad biking to birdwatching, here are five ways to make the most of the sand.

In pictures: the nomadic way of life in Oman’s deserts

With temperatures reaching 51C in the summer, conditions in the deserts of Oman are tough. Amazingly though, life out here has learnt not only to survive, but to thrive.

Experiencing another kind of life in the Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert stretches across Chile in a staggering diversity of discrete landscapes — the fabled craggy contours of the Andes; simmering volcanoes; vast salt flats; and verdant oases. While it can be a challenging place to call home, it is a playground of adventure for intrepid visitors.

Tunisia: Into the desert

“You look at the sun, where we crossed the military road, the fort, the well, the big dunes, and you just know. Besides I’ve done this trip from Douz 20 times. I could do it with my eyes closed.” Crossing 100km of the Sahara’s Grand Erg Oriental on foot appeared a worthy challenge for pallid Europeans but for Boubakar, the art of desert navigation held no mystery

California cool: Sounds of the desert

Just a two-hour drive from LA lies Pioneertown, a desert town with an attraction equally as otherworldly as the landscape surrounding it.
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Shariqiya Sands: A desert wilderness

These seemingly never-ending dunes roll and pitch like the waves on a white ocean. Home to Bedouins, camels and very little else, they're the perfect place to simply be

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