Magical mystery tour: Twelve hours in Israel's Sahara desert
Summertime and the living is easy in the hottest part of the country, as long as you pick the right hour to explore the dunes.
The only way to survive this terribly hot season is to take trips in the evening, during the hours when the sun is no longer beating down, or by moonlight. There is a good two to three hours around sunset the best part of the day. There’s also a good window between 6 and 9 A.M., and that also holds true for the Arava, one of the hottest regions in Israel.