A team of explorers has set off on a 50-day trek through the world’s largest sand desert, the Empty Quarter in the Arabian Peninsula.

The Empty Quarter.

The Empty Quarter. Image by Still ePsiLoN / CC BY 2.0

The team, made up of one British and two Omani explorers will follow the 1300km path taken by a British civil servant, Bertram Thomas, in 1930. They will walk from Salalah in southern Oman, through Saudi Arabia, to Doha in Qatar. Read more: arabnews.com