The Rub' al Khali desert around the Liwa Oasis—alternatively known as the “Empty Quarter”—is, as you can probably imagine, not the most hospitable place to take a car. To map the oasis and the surrounding desert using their Street View cameras, Google turned to a different mode of transport: a camel. In the video above from Google, you can see the dromedary rig.
Centered roughly 60 miles south of the Gulf Coast in the United Arab Emirates, the Liwa Oasis is the historical home of the Al-Nahyan family, the current rulers of Abu Dhabi. As in the past, one of the region's major industries is date farming—date palms can be seen dotting the southwestern part of the region.