The Empty Quarter

The Empty QuarterRub’ al Khali – desert seen from Tal Moreeb, one of the highest dunes in the world, considered to be the tallest one in the United Arab Emirates.

The Rub’ al Khali – a part of Arabian Desert – 1,000 km long, 500 km wide, with thae area of 650,000 km², covering parts of Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE and Yemen.

Tal Moreeb and Rub’ al Khali are filming locations for many movies: Dune (2020), 6 Underground (2019), Race 3 (2018), Furious 7 (2015).

Posted for One Word Sunday Challenge: Empty – by Debbie from Travel With Intent.


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The best posts of 2017

That is the gallery of the best posts of 2017: the winners of each month and finally the top post of 2020 (based on number of likes)! Thank you for all the likes, comments and follows!


January 2017

Sandy (click to see the full post)


February 2017

Winter Iran from the sky (click to see the full post)

Iran from above

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Green Mubazzarah Park

Green Mubazzarah – a park in Al Ain (Abu Dhabi Emirate, UAE), at the feet of Jebel Hafeet, with lots of attractions: a geyser and hot-water springs, indoor swimming pools (separate for male and female), a kids playground and chalets for hire.


June 11, 2017


See also:

Mubazzarah Dam | Jebel Hafeet | Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road


UAE on 40thousandkm.com | Abu Dhabi on 40thousandkm.com