an underground store of water.
a peninsula in S/W Asia, bounded to the north by Iraq and Jordan, homeland of the Arabs, historic centre of Islam.
the name given to southern Arabia by the Romans at a time when frankincense made the local people amongst the richest in the world.
the language of the Arabs, spoken by some 150 million people throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
a very dry place, with little rainfall or moisture.
a nomadic Arab of the desert.
a group of people travelling together through the desert.
an Arabic sailing ship.
a large lizard.
feasts marking the end of Ramadan and the Hajj.
the act of travelling through an unfamiliar area in order to learn about it.
to do with animals.
a flood caused by a sudden downpour in the desert.
to do with plants.
an aromatic gum taken from a tree, burnt and used in ceremonies. The best frankincense comes from southern Arabia.
the Gulf Co-operative Council.
Global Positioning System, an accurate worldwide navigation system that uses orbiting satellites.
the study of rocks.
the Muslim pilgrimage to Makkah.
a potential source of danger.
the Muslim religion.
a mountain, or range of mountains.
the action of leading a group of people or an organisation.
a month measured between new moons (approximately 291/2 days).
a period of twelve lunar months (approximately 354 days).
a meeting room.
a piece of rock that has fallen to the earth's surface from outer space.
caller of the prayer from the minaret.
a follower of Islam.
the process of working out your position and accurately following a route.
a place of available water in an otherwise arid area.
the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
the study of birds.
an area of land that is almost surrounded by water.
allows water to pass through it.
a person who journeys to a sacred place for religious purposes.
the holy book of Islam.
the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting between sunrise and sunset is observed.
a situation involving exposure to danger.
a salt flat.
a hunting dog.
an instrument used to measure angles, used by old explorers to work out where they were.
a hot dry wind in Arabia, usually blowing from the north, often causes sandstorms.
a tribal leader.
a market place.
continuing to live despite difficult conditions.
a place where no-one lives.
a dry river-bed.
a large area with little or no sign of human activity.