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@pepbrow thanks for reaching out to us with these questions! A few thoughts on this:
Because this question is about a unique international geography, it might make sense to also pose it to the broader community, perhaps on the Adventure Travel board, to cast the widest net on the community's expertise - we would also encourage you to include the specific desert where you're headed, as the weather and temperatures may vary significantly, and the specifics of your travel - will you be recreating? If yes, what kind and how?
Although we don't have a specific trip in a Middle Eastern desert, you might look at a few gear lists on our REI Adventures trips, specifically those that are occurring in desert areas elsewhere in the world, or call our REI Adventures team at (800) 622-2236, as they are our experts on international travel
Typically lightweight quick-dry material with UPF protection is ideal for hot temperatures - you can find a few examples here.
Hope this gets you started!
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