|An undated image of a camel train leaving and oasis.|
The “Empty Quarter,” with its summer temperatures reaching nearly 55C (131F) at noon and sand dunes larger than the Eiffel Tower – some almost 300 feet high – is a most hostile environment but stunningly beautiful. As the day progresses, you can witness the changing colors of the sand from gold to red, particularly striking at the beginning and end of the day. These sand dunes, devoid of all vegetation, have remained unspoiled and unchanged for centuries. If you are lucky, it is said that you may see a Bedouin tent encampment.