1. Sahara Desert
The Sahara Desert is the world's largest hot desert; it stretches over 3,500,000 square miles in Northern Africa.
2. The Great Victoria Desert
The Great Victoria Desert stretches across 163,900 square miles in both South Australia and Western Australia.
3. Arabian Desert
Summers in the Arabian desert are quite intense; temperatures can reach as high as 129 °F.
4. Syrian Desert
The Syrian Desert stretches across 200,000 square miles and only received about five inches of rain annually.
5. Kalahari Desert
The Kalahari Desert is a large, arid, sandy area in Southern Africa extending 350,000 square miles.