Arabian Inferno is a 5-part nature documentary series giving a unique glimpse into how desert wildlife adapts and how they survive the otherwise scorching temperatures of Arabia.
Arabian Inferno offers a remarkable view on how these dry and barren lands can still be a heaven to many, a place rich in animal and plant life. Scarcities of water and death in the extreme heat is common, yet a natural world continues to flourish.
As we follow some of the desert’s most iconic creatures, we get to learn their unique ways and in which way they have adapted to the stark conditions around them.
Episode 1: When the Rains Come
Episode 1 takes a look at the Arabian summer months, where the monsoon, or “khareef” in Arabic, starts.
The ocean upwellings, along the coast of the Sultanate of Oman, brings nutrient-rich water up to the surface and the strip of land between the Dhofar mountains and the sea becomes remarkably lush, green and teeming with life.
Episode 2: Life and Death in the Dunes
Life and Death in the Dunes follows the rise and fall of the sun over 36 hours in the Arabian desert.
It also takes a look at the many challenges it brings to the creatures that live here.
Episode 3: In Cold Blood
Episode three is dedicated to the reptiles of the Arabian Desert, the undisputed rulers of this region.
Episode 4: Wonders of the Wadi
Within the Arabian desert mountains, the occasional waterhole can be found, or “wadi”, which is the Arabic word for valley. Episode 4 explores these lifelines in the desert.
Episode 5: Aerial Masters
From the largest raptors to the smallest pilots, the fifth and final episode in the series draws attention to Arabia’s aerial masters.
- Release date2017
- Full runtime
- Director(s)Mark Sharman, Miguel Willis
- Production companyBlink Films