Blue Desert

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Coordinates: 28°38′23″N 34°33′39″E / 28.63972°N 34.56083°E / 28.63972; 34.56083

The Blue Desert is an area of the Sinai Desert near the Red Sea resort of Dahab, where a number of rocks are painted blue.

This piece of art was created in 1980 when, following the signing of the 1979 Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty, Belgian artist Jean Verame visited Sinai to paint a line of peace. Verame gained the permission of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and received a grant of ten tons of paint from the United Nations.

Jean Verame later created a similar installation near the village of Tafraout in southern Morocco.