The best way to explore the reserve is to venture through the wadis and along the craggy mountain paths following one of the many trekking trails on offer. Whilst the wildlife is not always easy to spot, the reserve is home to some 190 bird species, 37 mammal species and 36 reptile species. Some of these species are very rare, such as the Syrian wolf and sand cat.
Dana Village sits at the top of the reserve, and archaeological evidence suggests this area has been occupied since 4,000 BC. The reserve also has some of the oldest copper mines in the world, some of which can still be accessed by visitors.