Ramlat al-Sab`atayn

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The Ramlat al-Sab`atayn (Arabic رملة السبعتين) is a region of desert in north-central Yemen. It comprises mainly transverse and seif dunes and covers an area of about 60 by 150 miles (240 km), roughly 10,000 square miles.[1] The area includes part of what was known to medieval Arab geographers as the Ṣayhad. It extends from al-Khawr to the edge of the Rub' al-Khālī or Empty Quarter. It includes the Yemeni muhafazahs of al-Jawf, Ma'rib and Shabwa.


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