An Nafud


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Ne•fud′ Des′ert

(nəˈfud)
n.
a desert in N Saudi Arabia. ab. 50,000 sq. mi. (129,500 sq. km). Also called An Nafud, Nafud.
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Noun1.An Nafud - a desert in northern Saudi Arabia that is noted for its red sand and violent winds
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
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35hrs with the first of four selective sections through the An Nafud desert.
A considerable part of the peninsula is covered by sand deserts; among them are the An Nafud (a red sand desert in the northwest) and the Rub' al-Khali (in the southwest, whose 650,000 [km.
Organizers have then laid on a timed super special stage in close proximity to the start area on March 10 and this precedes four selective sections through the An Nafud deserts on March 11-14.
The deserts of Arabia also show traces of past wetter periods some 9,000-6,000 years ago, when the fauna of the lakes in what are now the Rub' al-Khali and An Nafud deserts included hippopotamuses.
Yazeed Al-Rajhi remained firmly on course for a fourth victory in the Hail Nissan International Rally since 2009 by controlling the second of the desert selective sections across the An Nafud desert in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.
Friday, car crews and riders tackle the first of three demanding selective sections across the Kingdom's An Nafud desert.
One stage will be similar to the one that was used across the An Nafud desert in 2014, a second has around 85% of new tracks and the third is completely new.
HAIL: ARAB NEWSThe Saudi duo of Owaid Mansi and Hamad Nasser snatched victory from Khalaf Joan Al-Shammeri and Joan Al-Shammeri on the final selective section of the FIA-sanctioned Ha'il International Rally, the Kingdom's premier off-road motor sport event, across the An Nafud desert on Thursday.