Rub' al Khali

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Rub al Khali

The Rub' al Khali or Empty Quarter is a desert in Saudi Arabia. It is one of the largest sand deserts in the world.[1] It covers an area of about 650,000 square kilometres, more than all of Holland, Belgium and France together.[2] Some of the sand dunes are more than 250 metres high.[2]

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  1. Peter Vincent (2008). Saudi Arabia: an environmental overview. Taylor & Francis. p. 141. ISBN 978-0415413879. https://books.google.com/books?id=Vacv2wy3yd8C&lpg=PA141&dq=largest%20sand%20deserts%20Rub'%20al%20Khali&pg=PA141#v=onepage&q=largest%20sand%20deserts%20Rub'%20al%20Khali&f=false. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Clark, Arthur (May/June 1989). "Saudi Aramco World : Lakes of the Rub' al-Khali". saudiaramcoworld.com. Retrieved April 10, 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)