|However, lakes in the Mundafen area in the southwest of the Rub' al Khali show evidence of lasting longer, up to 800 years, due to increased runoff from the||In the light novel series , Rub' al Khali is thought to be the place of origin of the main character, Hiraga Saito|
|The lakes are thought to have formed as a result of "cataclysmic rainfall" similar to present-day rains and most probably lasted for only a few years||Between 1946 and 1950, crossed the area several times and mapped large parts of the Empty Quarter including the mountains of Oman, as described in his 1959 book|
It is part of the larger.25
|The expedition started from Al Hashman in the Dohafar Governate of Oman crossing through Burkana, Maqshin, and Al Sahma in Al Wusta Region continuing through Abu Al Tabool, Um Al Sameem ending at Ibri fort in Al Dhahira region of Oman||Before desertification made the trails leading across the Rub' al Khali so difficult, the caravans of the trade crossed now virtually impassable stretches of wasteland, until about 300 AD|
|Rub' al Khali is shown in the video games and , in which protagonist fights in the second day of his quest||'s novel The Singing Sands 1952 investigates the murder of a young man who believes he has discovered the fabled city of Wabar while flying over the Rub' Al Khali|
remains indicate the presence of several animal species, such as , , and.