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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Manama: Saudi social media users have called for taking action against three men who got stranded in the Empty Quarter desert for annoying the police and wasting their time and resources.
Muscat: Bringing treasures from the world's greatest desert to the audiences in Muscat for the first time, the National Museum inaugurated a new exhibition dedicated to history's two recorded crossings of the Empty Quarter.
The dagger will be exhibited at the Empty Quarter Crossing Exhibition at the National Museum from February 21.
The Middle East's Empty Quarter is the Earth's largest continuous sand desert.
He lately crossed the Empty Quarter desert in Abu Dhabi.
BESIX welcomed students from Manzil to a construction art workshop as part of an initiative between BESIX Foundation and The Empty Quarter Fine Art Gallery in DIFC.
Crossing the Empty Quarter tells the story of how two Omanis
He was accompanied by Ahmed bin Harub al Mahrooqi, a native of Adam, who served as his guide on a 110km journey by camel from Adam to Abu Tubool, a place close to the Oman-Saudi Arabia border in the Empty Quarter.
In a statement to Bahrain News Agency (BNA), Al Majid expressed happiness about clinching the first prize with his photo which, he said, shows the beauty of the sand dunes in the Empty Quarter and their size compared to human being.
The road, which runs through the Empty Quarter desert, or Rub Al-Khali, received its first trial operation by the Royal Oman Police despite being scheduled to open in 2014, said a press report.
They were retracing the footsteps of British explorer Bertram Thomas and Sheikh Saleh bin Klute from Oman, who sought to cross the Empty Quarter nearly 85 years ago in 1930.
China's Sinopec too had reportedly suspended operations in the Empty Quarter.