I have never seen anything like Shaybah. Yea…I’ve seen sand dunes on photos and television, but here they were now, live and in living color, and they are indeed one of nature’s wonder to behold. The sand is fine, soft and range in colors from light tan to a burnt orange.
The only thing located in Shaybah is a major crude oil production site and resources to support it which includes; housing facilities to accommodate 1000 men, administrative offices, an air-strip, a fire station, recreation areas, maintenance and support workshops, and power stations for generation and distribution. Shaybah is located approximately 40 km from the northern edge of the Rub’ Al-Khali/Empty Quarter desert, and about 10 km south of the border to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Below for your viewing pleasure are the photos
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