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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With the Qasr Al Sarab Summer Surprise offer, guests can select a package that includes accommodation, a daily buffet breakfast for two and recreational activities across the Empty Quarter including dune bashing, camel trekking, fat biking and guided desert walks.
"Comparisons with known sites in the desert of the Empty Quarter along the southern chain through Oman, Yemen and Saudi Arabia show a dense presence of people who lived and moved in this region thousands of years ago in rainy climates, during which the Empty Quarter became attractive for settlement and migration due to the abundance of water," it pointed out.
An oasis in The Empty Quarter, Tilal Liwa Hotel is a massive attraction for tourists worldwide with it's prime location in the center of skyscraping dunes.
Al Wajeed Project is one of giant water projects for the transfer of water from the formation of rocky fields, west of the Empty Quarter to the governorates of Bishah and Tathlith in Asir region at a total cost of 1.4 billion riyals.
With looks evocative of Sean Connery, this real adventurer set out in September 2017 to circumnavigate the Arabian Peninsula, covering 5,000 miles through Syria, Iraq, the Gulf, Empty Quarter, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Holy Land, ending in Lebanon.
That has been the case with Rub Al-Khali, the Empty Quarter, which is the largest contiguous desert, or erg, in the world.
Among the shortlisted three books are Saudi novelist Amal al-Faran's acclaimed Diverse of the Empty Quarter and multi-award-winning Moroccan novelist (and former culture minister) Bensalem Himmich's memoir The Self: Between Existence and Creation.
Dubai: Two Emirati men were rescued on Monday morning after their vehicle was stuck for five days in Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter.
An Omani photographer has captured the stunning landscapes formed in the Empty Quarter after cyclones Mekunu and Luban brought heavy rainfall in southern Oman this year.
He continued: "For the Saudi side, the road passes through a very tough geographical area, which is the Empty Quarter. According to the Saudi Transport Ministry, the road will be opened to the public soon."
The project has been termed as an "engineering marvel", having been built through the sands of the Empty Quarter, which is the largest contiguous sand desert in the world, reported Times of Oman.
Southern parts of the eastern desert of the Rubu al-khali (the Empty Quarter) and the Eastern parts of Najran will be affected by torrential rains that may lead to flash floods and active winds of up to 75 km/h, in addition to dusty weather.