Rub' al Khali

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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
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His latest 1,300km expedition across the word's largest sand desert, the Rub al'Khali, recreated the first crossing by Bertram Thomas in 1930
"Saudi Arabia's Rub Al'Khali region (the Empty Quarters) receives enough sunlight to power two earths.
2 The Rub Al'Khali or Empty Quarter is an immense uninhabited region on the map of which country?