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Arabian Desert

Listed under Deserts in Egypt.

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Almost all of the Arabian Peninsula is encompassed by this desert, which is comprised of the world's most extensive area of unbroken sand as well as rocky plains and highlands. Vegetation is sparse due to the hot days and freezing nights, and human activity has resulted in the necessity for much of the wildlife to be protected, though sand cats and oryx still survive here in healthy numbers.

Military activity and oil production have inevitably affected the ecological balance of parts of this region, but the inviting mystery of its 'Empty Quarter' and the many archaeological marvels to be witnessed are testament to the enchanting nature a region rich in legends and history.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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