Empty Quarter


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Empty Quarter

n
(Placename) another name for Rub' al Khali

Rub' al Kha•li

(ˌrʊb æl ˈkɑ li)
n.
a desert in S Arabia, N of Hadhramaut and extending from Yemen to Oman. ab. 300,000 sq. mi. (777,000 sq. km). Also called Empty Quarter, Great Sandy Desert.
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Leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications Company has announced its support of a re-enactment of the first-ever crossing of The Empty Quarter (Rub' Al Khali), the largest sand desert on earth.
The crossing of the Empty Quarter, the largest continuous peninsula of sand, first happened unbeknownst to the world when Bertram, who was finance minister to Sultan Taimur al Said in 1925, and Sheikh Saleh set off quietly from Salalah, as they were sure they would not be granted permission in the winter of 1930.
The first Startup Grind in Oman featured Mark Evans, expedition lead of the pending Empty Quarter Crossing (www.
Muscat, Nov 4 (BNA): With the blessing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said , the inauguration of "Crossing the Empty Quarter Desert " expedition by the British Mark Evans, accompanied by Mohammed al-Zadjali and A'mir al- Wahaibi, was announced at the headquarters of the Omani-British Society in London.
London, Nov 3 (ONA) With the blessing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said , the inauguration of Crossing the Empty Quarter Desert expedition by the British Mark Evans, accompanied by Mohammed al- Zadjali and A'mir al- Wahaibi, was announced at the headquarters of the Omani -British Society in London.
Al Rosan Contracting, which had been commissioned to build 256km of the road on the Saudi side, said the project had been a big challenge because the road is constructed through shifting sands across the Empty Quarter.
The canal will also revive the Empty Quarter through the construction of two industrial cities, three residential towns, hotels and tourism resorts in its banks.
7A[bar]C in Al Hamim near Liwa Desert at the edge of Empty Quarter.
Then there's Into The Empty Quarter, showing the attempt by Alastair Humphreys and Leon McCarron to drag a home-made steel cart loaded with supplies more than 1,000 miles through a desert in the footsteps of great adventurer Wilfred Thesiger.
Labour, logistics and subcontractor issues have also delayed a natural gas liquids (NGL) project at Shaybah, in the kingdom's southern Empty Quarter, a venture designed to help boost petrochemical feedstock, one source said.
The Ministry also banned hunting in all its forms and methods in the Empty Quarter area.
Chris Edwards and George Wadsworth will travel 1,100km from Dubai to Oman on a kite buggy in June for their Kiting the Empty Quarter expedition.