sabkha


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sab·kha

 (săb′kə)
n.
A flat area, typically lying between a desert and an ocean or salt lake, whose surface is characterized by efflorescences of salt, gypsum, and calcium carbonate as well as windblown sediments and often tidal deposits.

[Arabic sabaḫa, sabḫa, salt marsh, sabkha, sabiḫa, to rest; see šbḫ in Semitic roots.]

sabkha

(ˈsæbxə; -kə) or

sabkhah

;

sabkhat

(ˈsæbxət; -kət)
n
(Geological Science) a flat coastal plain with a salt crust, common in Arabia
[C19: from Arabic]
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She added: "The reserve, which consists of several different habitats, including a fresh water lake, saline lakes, tall reed marshes, gravel plains, sand dunes and Sabkha, was designated in 2013 as the first Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in Abu Dhabi Emirate, gaining international recognition and protection.
He added that the security forces were able to inspect and check the areas according to targets and intelligence information to search for wanted men and unlicensed weapons, in addition to the installation of sudden checkpoints and search of the vehicles in the Sadiq, Qadissiyah, Majr al-Kabir, Al-Ezair, Sabkha, Justice and Jreat area where security forces were able to confiscate some weapons, and the operations are continuing in the districts and areas of the province to impose security and stability in the governorate.
Al Sabkha Station will be operating from 06:15 am until 01:30 am (of the following day), and Deira City Centre Station from 05:35 am until 11:30 pm.
One of my most memorable experience was when we came across a member of the royal family stuck in a sabkha (salt flat), far away from any help.
Relevant reports said on Tuesday that the army troops took control of the villages and towns of al-Koum, Vaha al-Koum, Jourah al-Jamal, Najiran, Ein Sabkha and Um Qabibeh after hours of non-stop battle with terrorists.
Located in the centre of Oman's East coast in Al Wusta Governate, Barr Al Hikman is a vast desolate area made up of sabkha (salt flats) and rocky ridges.
The event will take place in Al Sabkha area next to the International Endurance Village.
Once complete, the bridges will provide free movement for motorists inbound from Abu Dhabi on the Sheikh Zayed Road, heading towards Bluewaters Island, and those travelling inbound from Al Khail through Qarn Al Sabkha Street.
According to him, the bridges would provide free movement for motorists inbound from Abu Dhabi on the Sheikh Zayed Road heading towards Bluewaters Island, and those inbound from Al Khail Road through Qarn Al Sabkha Street heading towards the island.
The bridges aim toprovide free movement for motorists inbound from Abu Dhabi on the Sheikh Zayed Road heading towards Bluewaters Island, and those inbound from Al Khail Road through Qarn Al Sabkha Street heading towards the Island.
KUWAIT -- Boubyan Island is the largest Kuwaiti island where migrating birds can be seen, among them the crab-plover (locally known as Al-Hankoor), a long-legged bird that nests on the barren island which is mostly a salt flat (or Sabkha in Arabic ).
Selon une source securitaire, des tirs de coups de feu ont eu lieu a Sabkha pres du poste frontiere de Ras Jedir qui a ete ferme des deux cotes (tunisien et libyen).