From camel that is often referred to as the ship of desert, Arabian Oryx – a category of antelope distinctive for its long straight horns, mountain gazelle with its delicate body, and mighty Arabian leopard to birds such as desert eagle, long legged buzzard, and brown necked raven and reptiles including giant desert lizards and venomous desert viper, the Arabian desert is abode to many interesting creatures. Equally fascinating is the insects and spiders that make up the habitat of Dubai’s desert, such as lacewings, earwigs, butterflies, mantises, and crickets.
Speaking of desert flora, it is an intriguing blend of trees, shrubs, herbs, and grass, and few to name are Arabian Gum Tree, Ghaf Tree, Umbrella Thorn Acacia, Christs Thorn, Athle Tree Broomrape, Milkweed, Borage, Bindweed, Goosefoot, and Bean Caper. An aspect that sets apart desert plants is its thick leaves and stem with the capability to absorb water and hold it for long period, thereby enabling them to grow even in the absence of rainfall. As with the case of nocturnal animals, there are certain plants that become active during night by opening their stomas.
Dubai’s desert creatures are as mysterious as its seas of sand. One of the best ways to explore the other side of Arabian landscape is to go for a Dubai desert safari with camel ride. It will for sure provide you with a refreshing, memorable experience.