Travelers in the desert should take a few simple precautions to reduce risks and make their visit more enjoyable. Always bring a hat, sun cream and drinking water to enable you to cope with the sun and heat and strong shoes are recommended for walking over sand and rock. If you are camping overnight, a flash light will be useful and a trowel or small shovel to bury organic waste. A light weight sleeping bag is also advisable, as it can get cold in the desert at night, although most tour operators and local Bedouins provide mattresses, blankets and pillows as part of the deal.
If you are planning to trek or climb and spend several days in the protected area, you must register your trip at the visitor centre before you start – and you should follow the best practice and safety guidelines recommended by the Protected Area Authority. In the event of an emergency, you should first contact the tourism police at the visitor centre.