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Synonyms for Nafud

a desert in northern Saudi Arabia that is noted for its red sand and violent winds

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Um Ruqaibah, Safar 2, 1434, Dec 15, 2012, SPA -- The vast Nafud desert fields witnessed over the past two days heavy attendance by participants in the festival of King Abdulaziz Pageantry Award For Camels at its 13th session.
Saudi Arabia intends to boost gas resources by 50 trillion cubic feet by 2011 through developing new fields in the Rub al-Khali (Empty Quarter), the Red Sea and the northern Nafud basin.
The deserts of Arabia also show traces of past wetter periods some 9,000-6,000 years ago, when the fauna of the lakes in what are now the Rub' al-Khali and An Nafud deserts included hippopotamuses.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL STOREHOUSE: Tayma, a large oasis in the Nafud Desert, has a long history of human settlement.
She is the first European woman to have made a recorded journey to Central Arabia, travelling with her husband through the Nafud Desert to the Nejd.
35hrs with the first of four selective sections through the An Nafud desert.
Organizers have then laid on a timed super special stage in close proximity to the start area on March 10 and this precedes four selective sections through the An Nafud deserts on March 11-14.
It includes two major components situated in a desert landscape: Jabel Umm Sinman at the Jibah site, which is located about 80 km inside Hail Nafud which is full of rock inscriptions and drawings; and the Jabal Al-Manjor and Raat Al-Shwimis site located on the southwest part of the province about 270 km from the city of Hail.
Yazeed Al-Rajhi remained firmly on course for a fourth victory in the Hail Nissan International Rally since 2009 by controlling the second of the desert selective sections across the An Nafud desert in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.
Friday, car crews and riders tackle the first of three demanding selective sections across the Kingdom's An Nafud desert.