Syrian Desert

The Syrian Desert (Arabic: بادية الشام, Bādiyah Ash-Shām), also known as the Syrian steppe, the Jordanian steppe, or the Badia,[1] is a region of desert, semi-desert and steppe covering 500,000 square kilometers (200,000 square miles) of the Middle East, including parts of south-eastern Syria, northeastern Jordan, northern Saudi Arabia, and western Iraq. It accounts for 85% of the land area of Jordan[2] and 55% of Syria.[3] To the south it borders and merges into the Arabian Desert.[4] The land is open, rocky or gravelly desert pavement, cut with occasional wadis.[5][6][7][8]

Syrian Desert
بادية الشام
Composite satellite image
Saudi Arabia
Coordinates33.3333°N 38.8333°E / 33.3333; 38.8333