Approximately 400 years old, the Tree of Life appears to stand alone in the desert, with not a body of water or other plant life in sight. Local legend believes that this majestic, mesquite tree is the true location of the Garden of Eden, and one of the many questions asked about the tree is: how does it survive without water? The answer lies in the tree’s roots, which could extend as far as 53m deep. Mesquite trees are also adept at drawing moisture from the air, and the environment surrounding the tree is often humid. Find the tree standing alone in the heart of the desert, about two kilometres from Jebel Dukhan, Bahrain’s highest point.