Arabian Peninsula

The Arabian Peninsula has a lot of deserts, oases, coastal plains, and mountains.

Deserts

  • Rainfall does not surpass 3 to 4 inches
  • Droughts can last for years
  • Violent storms can cause flash floods

Oases

  • Oases occur in places where water has been trapped underground
  • Oases vary in size, a few acres to large areas
  • Fertile land

Coastal Plains

  • Ranges between 5 and 40 miles inland
  • air is damp
  • people used them for sea trade, irrigation, and farming

Mountains

  • 20 inches of rain per year
  • People made houses out of mud brick
  • They have river beds

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