The Arabian Desert. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. The Arabian Desert is bordered to the north by the Syrian Desert, to the northeast and east by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, to the southeast and south by the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, and to the west by the Red Sea.
The Atacama Desert (Spanish: Desierto de Atacama) is a plateau in South America (primarily in Chile), covering a 1000-km (600-mi) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. It is the driest desert in the world, as well as the only true desert to receive less precipitation than the polar deserts.
Chihuahuan Desert. The Chihuahuan Desert is a desert and ecoregion designation covering parts of Mexico and the United States. It occupies much of West Texas, southeastern Arizona, parts of the middle and lower Rio Grande Valley and the lower Pecos Valley in New Mexico, as well as the central and northern portions of the Mexican Plateau.
Dasht-e Kavir (Persian: دشت كوير , lit. 'Low Plains' in classical Persian, from khwar (low), and dasht (plain), flatland), also known as Kavir-e Namak (lit. 'salty lowlands') and the Great Salt Desert, is a large desert lying in the middle of the Iranian plateau.
Gobi Desert. The Gobi Desert (/ˈɡoʊ.bi/; Mongolian: говь, govĭ, /ɢɔwʲ/, "semidesert"; Chinese: 戈壁; pinyin: Gēbì, Xiao'erjing: قْبِ, /kɤ˥pi˥˩/) is a large desert region in Asia. It covers parts of northern and northwestern China, and of southern Mongolia.
The Great Basin Desert is part of the Great Basin between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch Range. The desert is a geographical region that largely overlaps the Great Basin shrub steppe defined by the World Wildlife Fund, and the Central Basin and Range ecoregion defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and United States Geological Survey.
The Karakum Desert, also spelled Kara-Kum and Gara-Gum (Turkmen: Garagum, pronounced; Russian: караку́мы, tr. Karakumy; IPA:;), is a desert in Central Asia. Its name means Black Sand in Turkic languages, in reference to the dark soil that lies beneath the sandy surface of much of the desert.
The Mojave Desert ( /moʊˈhɑːvi, mə-/, mo-HAH-vee or mə-HAH-vee) is an arid rain-shadow desert and the driest desert in North America. It is located in the southwestern United States, primarily within southeastern California and southern Nevada, and it occupies a total of 47,877 sq mi (124,000 km2).
Namib, Portuguese Namibe , a cool coastal desert extending for 1,200 miles (1,900 km) along the Atlantic coast from Namibe (formerly Moçâmedes) in Angola southward across Namibia to the Olifants River in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
The Sonoran Desert as currently defined covers approximately 100,000 square miles (260,000 sq. km.) and includes most of the southern half of Arizona, southeastern California, most of the Baja California peninsula, the islands of the Gulf of California, and much of the state of Sonora, Mexico.
Taklamakan Desert. The Taklamakan Desert /ˌtæk.lə.məˈkæn/ (Chinese: 塔克拉玛干沙漠 Tǎkèlāmǎgān Shāmò, Xiao'erjing: تَاكْلامَاقًا شَاموْ; Uyghur: تەكلىماكان قۇملۇقى; Dungan: такəламаган шамə), also spelled "Taklimakan" and "Teklimakan", is a desert in southwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, northwest China.
The Thar Desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert, is a large, arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent that forms a natural boundary between India and Pakistan. It is the world's 17th largest desert, and the world's 9th largest subtropical desert.