Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter / Arrakis

The Empty Quarter (Rub’ al Khali) is the world’s biggest sand desert and the perfect filming locations for the endless sand dunes of the desert planet Arrakis. Located in the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, it covers parts of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

During filming in Abu Dhabi, the film cast stayed at the 5-star Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort in the Fawa Oasis near the southern border of the United Arab Emirates.

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