His team of six, including three Bedouin, spent 40 days crossing the desert with a caravan of 13 camels.On 25 February 2006, a scientific excursion organized by the Saudi Geological Survey began to explore the Empty Quarter.
The first documented journeys by non-resident explorers were made by British explorers Bertram Thomas in 1931 and St. Between 19 Wilfred Thesiger crossed the area several times and mapped large parts of the Empty Quarter including the mountains of Oman, as described in his 1959 book Arabian Sands.
In 1999 Jamie Clarke became the first Westerner to cross the Empty Quarter of Arabia in fifty years.
Evidence suggests that the lakes were home to a variety of flora and fauna.
Fossil remains indicate the presence of several animal species, such as hippopotamus, water buffalo, and long-horned cattle.
The expedition discovered 31 new plant species and plant varieties, as well as 24 species of birds that inhabit the region, which fascinated scientists as to how they have survived under the harsh conditions of the Empty Quarter.
in a journey which started in Salalah and lasted 40 days, eventually ending in Dubai.The region is classified as "hyper-arid", with typical annual rainfall of less than 3 centimetres (1.2 in).Daily maximum temperatures average at 47 °C (117 °F) and can reach as high as 51 °C (124 °F). scorpions) and rodents, while plants live throughout the Empty Quarter.There is also evidence of human activity dating from 3,000 to 2,000 years ago, including chipped flint tools, but no actual human remains have been found.The region has a hot desert climate typical of the larger Arabian Desert.The lakes also contained small snails, ostracods, and when conditions were suitable, freshwater clams.