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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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.


Jun 11, 2017


See also:

Mubazzarah Dam | Jebel Hafeet | Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road


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Mubazzarah Dam

Mubazzarah Dam is “the oldest water installation in Abu Dhabi Emirate‘s recent history”, constructed in 1955 at the foot of Jebel Hafeet, restored in 2004. The dam was one of many projects of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – at the time of the dam contruction he was a governor of Al Ain, later – in 1971 – he become the first President of the UAE.


Jun 11, 2017


See also:

Jebel HafeetJebel Hafeet Mountain RoadGreen Mubazzarah Park


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