Oases! They don’t seem real! They seem more like something you would only see in a movie, or while lost in the desert and hallucinating from dehydration.
But, Oases span 5 of the world’s 7 continents: Africa, Asia, Australia, North America and South America.
Some notable Oases include:
Palm Valley, Northern Territory, Australia
Australia’s only Oasis. Fun fact: you can swim here.
Fun fact: You can stay here overnight! AND it has electricity!
Al Hasa, Saudi Arabia
Al Hasa is the biggest Oasis in the world. As the only water supply in a very large region of Eastern Saudi Arabia, it was a vital place for survival over the last millennia. Recently, Al Hasa has been nominated as one of the seven wonders of the world.
Ein Gedi, Israel
Complete with flowers and a waterfall, Ein Gedi looks magical.
Las Vegas, USA!
Las Vegas was once an oasis! But now, as you know… it’s Las Vegas. Fun Fact: North America has more oases than any other continent (8).
You might look at Tozeur and think “Hey – that looks like something out of a Star Wars movie” and you would be right. Because it is out of a Star Wars movie.
So there you have it! 6 great oases and 1 great Star Wars Fact.
Go forth and find your Oasis!