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The Rub'al Khali Desert

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Tanya Kumar

on 18 October 2013

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The Rub'al Khali Desert
By: Tanya Kumar &Louis Phutirat

The Rub'al Khali
Abiotic Factors
Sand, Sand Everywhere
Typical annual rainfall less than 1.2 inches
Hot and Dry-Daily maximum average 117 F
Most oil-rich site in the world
Biotic Factors
Largest sand desert in the world.
20° N, 50° E
Encompasses most of the Arabian Peninsula.
250,000 square miles long
In Saudi Arabia, Oman, The UAE, and Yemen.
Annual Monthly Precipitation
Annual Monthly Temperatures
Rub'al Khali Climatogram
Nasi - A type of grass only grown in the Arabian desert. Its a sweet grass which is the main food course for their species of antalopes, the Oryx.

Calligonum Crinitum- A shrub grown in Rub'al Khali


Prickly Pear- There are no naturally grown cacti in the Rub A- Khali, except the prickly pear. This cacti has little fruits that grow off of it and are the main source of food for their livestock. The fruits are eaten by the people.

Date Palms- The date palm grows to about 23 meters and has little dates.

Arabian oryx- The oryx is a medium- sized antelope.
sand gazelle- The sand gazelle spends most of its day walking and grazing.

Stripped hyena - as a broad head with thick set muzzle and very strong teeth.

Honey badgers- They are medium sized animals that can weight 9-12 kg. This animal is very aggressive and fearless. Honey badgers are known for the power bite and their attack on humans.

Jackals- They hunt small animals like reptiles and birds. Jackals are very adaptable and defend its territory.

Arabian Camels (Dromedary)- Their diet includes foliage and desert vegetation. Each herd consists to about 20 camels.

Food Chain
The Dromedary
The Striped Hyena
Arabian Oryx
The Arab Jackals
Endangered Species
Sinai National Preserve
A protected region on the Sinai peninsula; between Asia and Africa.
Now is willing to protect the Arabian Desert.
Preservation Groups
Carbon and Nitrogen Cycle
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