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Spanning three countries - U.A.E., Saudi Arabia and Oman - The Rub Al Khali desert, also known as the Empty Quarter, is one of the largest known sand deserts in the world and is littered with sand dunes that rise upto 200m high.

A four hour drive from Dubai, heading south from Abu Dhabi past the Liwa Oasis, our three day expedition of about 10 four wheel drives headed into the dunes for some camping and dune bashing. Every single one of us most have got our cars stalled, stuck and on the verge of breakdown... my poor Jeep Cherokee taking the brunt of the punishment.

A bit about the shot, one morning after camp a friend and me decided to head opposing directions to try and get 'desert crossing' shots of each other... Post processed a bit in PS - it was extremely dusty so the image had to be cleaned up, then wanted to bring out the arid feel of the desert so heightened a lot of the details in the picture along with shadow and contrast.

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