Rub’ Al-Khali the Empty Quarter

The Rub’ Al-Khali, whose name literally means “Empty Quarter”, was coined by the Swiss geographer Burckhardt in his 1829 book “Travels in Arabia”.

It was later used by the English traveller Charles Doughty who quoted this explanation from Arabs stating that “Two quarters divided God and the children of Adam, the third he gave to Ajuj and Majuj (Gog and Magog), the fourth part of the world is called the Rub’ Al-Khali”. Today this name has become the official one of this legendary desert, even among Arabs.

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