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Etihad Rail engineers have travelled to deserts in China and looked to Saudi Arabia and Mauritania for the best way to cope with the sands of the Empty Quarter. Pictured is the road to the Moreeb Dune in Liwa. Amy Leang / The National

United Arab Emirates – Liwa – April 8, 2011.

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The highway from the Moreeb Dune snakes along the Liwa desert where hitchhikers often stand for hours hoping to get a ride from passing truck drivers and motorists to the only mosques or roadside cafes for kilometers on Friday, April 8, 2011. Amy Leang/The National

* Image Credit: Hadrian Hernandez/Gulf News Archive * A Dubai Metro train runs on the Red Line. The UAE’s Etihad Rail project is expected to link all seven emirates and the GCC region. Abu Dhabi’s light rail system is expected to be completed by 2015 and its metro rail system is expected to be completed by 2021.

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