The latest reports and photos of deserts in Iran and other parts of the world
Sand dunes of Iran’s Lut Desert, tallest in world
Lut Desert is a vast swath of land that covers about 10% of Iran’s territory. It is one of the most arid and warmest regions of the world with an area of 120,000 square kilometers.
Iran Beauties in Photos; Kalouts in Kerman
Kalut is a Persian word that is comprised of the words Kal and Lut, together meaning the City of Lut.
Rig-e Yalan: A Must-See Iranian Desert for Tourists
Rig-e Yalan is a pristine and wonderful region home to the world’s highest sand dunes which measure up to 500 metres in height.
Iran’s Nature in Photos: Maranjab Desert
Maranjab desert is located in the north of Aran-o Bidgol city in Isfahan province, central Iran.
Iran’s Nature in Photos: Reza-Abad Desert
Reza-Abad desert is located near the Khar Turan National Park, also known as Turan Wildlife Refuge, 200 km south-west of Shahroud in Semnan province, central Iran.
Snake Tongue Canyon; Bizarre Attraction in Lut Desert
At a depth of 60 kilometres in the central Lut Desert there is a valley created by a lack of vegetation and high soil erosion known as the Snake Tongue Canyon.
Mesr Desert; A Gem in Central Iran
The Mesr Desert is one of Iran's most spectacular deserts that attracts many tourists each year.
Lut Desert Gorgeous Lake in Hottest Spot on Earth
The flooding which struck Iran's southeastern Kerman province in early spring this year has created a beautiful lake in the heart of Lut Desert regarded as the hottest spot on earth.
Kerman Desert; Land of Unknown Wonders
Despite being located in a hot and dry climate, Kerman province in the central Iran has many lakes which are considered as wonderful natural attractions for tourists.
Maranjab Desert Receives Phone Coverage: Good News for Tourists
Iran’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has provided cell phone coverage in the central Desert of Maranjab, said Iran’s ICT Minister, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi.
Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Village of Zavareh
Zavareh is a historical village located in the north of Isfahan province in central Iran near the salt desert of Ardestan.
Adventure without Wheelchair in Rig-e Jenn Desert
A special and adventurous desert tour was recently organized for the disabled in central Iran, where they went on an off-road tour of Rig-e Jenn desert.
Inner Peace in Iran’s Abuzeid Abad Desert
Abuzeid Abad Desert in central Iran is one of the most beautiful deserts in the country which brings every visitor a sense of inner peace.
Iran Hosts First Edition of Silk Road Rally
The first edition of Iran Silk Road Rally was recently held on parts of the ancient Road in Semnan province, central Iran.
Tehran Hosting Exhibit of Desert Photos by Italian Photographer
An exhibition of analog photos of Iran's Lut Desert by Italian photographer John R. Pepper is underway in Tehran.
Potash Complex: Dreamy Residence in Heart of Iran Deserts
Potash Complex of Khur in Isfahan province is one of the largest potash reserves in the Middle East. The complex is located in the salt deserts of Dasht-e Kavir, about 450 kilometers away from the city of Isfahan.
Varzaneh Desert; Amazing Site for Camping, Stargazing
Khara or Varzaneh Desert is located 100 km east of Isfahan in central Iran near the city of Varzaneh.
Scorpion Poison Trade: An Emerging Lucrative Business
The trade of scorpion venom has turned into one of the most lucrative emerging businesses in Iran, tempting many opportunists to get engaged in hunting or farming scorpions.
Iran Holds Camel Riding Tournament
The eighth round of national camel riding championship was recently held in Varzaneh desert in Isfahan, central Iran.
Rageh Canyon; Paradise at Heart of Desert
Rageh Valley is one of the unique natural phenomena of the city of Rafsanjan in Kerman Province, southern Iran, and also one of the most famous tourist attractions of the province.
Caracal; A Golden Desert in Heart of Iran
Caracal is a name that may mislead you; while many people may assume it is the name of a place in Central America or Africa, Caracal is a glorious desert in the heart of Iran.
Water Resources Discovered under Earth’s Hottest Spot
Iranian researcher Amir Aghakouchak, a winner of American Geophysical Union’s prestigious Hydrology award, says he has discovered underground water resources in Lut Desert, the earth’s hottest place.
Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Reza-Abad Desert
Reza-Abad desert, located 70 kilometres from the Iranian city of Shahroud in Semnan province, is among the most beautiful desert areas in central and eastern Iran.
Book on Iran’s Lut Desert Hits Shelves
Iran has published a book depicting the tourist attractions and geographical features of the Lut Desert, also known as Dasht-e Lut, in the east-central part of the country.
Italian Runner to Break Guinness Record in Iran Desert
An Italian runner plans to have his name appear in the Guinness Book of Records by running 80 kilometres in Iran’s Loot Desert in 70-degree temperature.
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