Arabian Peninsula coastal fog desert

WWF Abstract

Imagine standing on Oman's Jiddat al Harasis stony plateau on a day of dense fog. You can see almost nothing--visibility has been reduced to 33 feet (10 m). A silent gloom surrounds you and you hesitate to even take a step. But then you hear the sounds of delicate footsteps near you--not human footsteps, but those of oryx and gazelles walking as they graze. You're reminded then that where you're standing isn't a gloomy spot at all, but a remarkable habitat for many rare Arabian creatures.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia
Area:20,479,998 acres (8,287,961 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Farasan Islands Special Nature Reserve
Jiddat al Harasis (Arabian Oryx Sanctuary)
Khawr Salalah Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder