Rub' al Khali

(redirected from Rub'al Khali)

Rub' al Khali

(ˈrʊb æl ˈkɑːlɪ)
n
(Placename) a desert in S Arabia, mainly in Saudi Arabia, extending southeast from Nejd to Hadramaut and northeast from Yemen to the United Arab Emirates. Area: about 777 000 sq km (300 000 sq miles). English names: Great Sandy Desert or Empty Quarter Also called: Ar Rimal
References in periodicals archive ?
Photographs, film, maps and memorabilia from the first expedition across the Rub'al Khali by Bertram Thomas in 1930 and the second by Mark Evans in 2015/16 will be on exhibition in the Pavilion at the RGS-IBG from 29 November to 15 December.
In addition to successfully crossing, by camel, the Rub'al Khali, which stretches from the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf, Clarke has also climbed six of the world's "Seven Summits," which are the highest mountains on each continent: Mount Aconcagua in 1993, Mount McKinley in 1996, Mount Everest in 1997, Mount Kilimanjaro in 2001, Mount Elbrus in 2002 and Vinson Massif in 2005.