The Tree of Life, a 400-year-old mesquite tree that stands alone in the Sakhir Desert in Bahrain. The tree is a popular attraction. Nobody knows where it gets its water from. The Guardian
Mesquites yield yellowish gums used in making mucilage, sweets and dyes. The tree stands alone in the desert about 2 kilometres from the Jebel Dukhan, the highest point in Bahrain.