We think of deserts as barren and dry-lands where you can get nothing except cactus and weird animals but it is not like this. You and me can find a lot in deserts! That’s the reason why there is the program of desert safari and overnight desert safari Dubai!

Thus, to get an idea of desert as the place full of life, you need to read some facts about it. Do you want to read?
If yes, then look below!

  1. Although cacti are considered as desert plants, they are found rarely in these barren lands.
  2. You cannot recognize tumbleweed when it is green. Before turning into brown, it is green in colour and sprout out seeds from the ground that turns the plant into brown network-like plant which we then call tumbleweed.
  3. Saguaro cacti cover large areas in Arizona Forest. They can hold as much as 760 litres of water.
  4. Sonoran Desert receives rain the most than other deserts. It receives 10 to 14 inches of rain a year. The desert has 2500 species of native plants.
  5. Black Rock Desert of Nevada has brightly coloured geysers because of the presence of cyanobacteria, algae and minerals.
  6. Iranian, Sahara, Thar and Arabian deserts’ compilation make 6000 miles long dry-lands in North Africa.
  7. Ergs are also called sand seas because the dunes seem to move ocean waves that move slowly.
  8. Simpson Desert of Australia receives less than 7.8 inches of rain every year.
  9. In deserts, the rate of evaporation is 20 times more than the rate of precipitation.
  10. Deserts cover 1/3rd of the space of earth. The size has been increasing. According to estimations and reports, 46,000 square miles of lands become desert every year because of human activities.
  11. Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world that covers 12 North African countries. It is 9.3 squares kilometres long. Its average temperature is 40 to 47 degrees centigrade. Earth’s highest temperature is 58 degrees centigrade. It was also recorded in Sahara in 1913.
  12. -94.7 and -92.9 degrees centigrade are the lowest recorded temperatures on Earth in 2010 and 2013. They were measured in Antarctica Desert. It is the coldest desert of the world. However, it consists of 90 percent of the water of the world in the form of ice sheets.
  13. Around one million inhabitants live in Atacama Desert which includes alpacas and Ilamas. The inhabitants get water through aquifers. 

So, these are some of the facts about deserts which can tell that what is desert actually.