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]

Rub al Khali


  1. Peter Vincent (2008). Saudi Arabia: an environmental overview. Taylor & Francis. p. 141. ISBN 978-0415413879. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Clark, Arthur (May–June 1989). "Saudi Aramco World : Lakes of the Rub' al-Khali". Retrieved April 10, 2011.