The region is classified as "hyper-arid”, with less than 30mm
of annual rainfall, while maximum temperatures average 47°C
with highs above 50°C having been recorded. Some dunes are
250m high (the Ski Dubai hill is only 85m).
The aim of BRAK is to successfully complete the first ever
crossing of the Rubh’ Al Khali (Empty Quarter) by bicycle. The
expedition will be unsupported, but assisted by means of
pre-laid caches containing food, water, and essential spares.