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wadi

, wady
a watercourse in N Africa and Arabia, dry except in the rainy season

Wadi

 

the Arabic name for dry valleys that from time to time fill with streams in the Sahara and on the Arabian Peninsula. A wadi can reach several hundred kilometers in length. Its bed is covered with proluvium.

wadi

[′wäd·ē]
(geology)
In the desert regions of southwestern Asia and northern Africa, a stream bed or channel, or a steep-sided ravine, gulley, or valley, which carries water only during the rainy season. Also spelled wady.
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Earlier, authorities urged residents to stay away from low-lying areas, as well as overflowing wadis.
Alfonse added that the company is planning to expand The District's model in several locations across the republic with the expansion of establishing Wadi Degla clubs, becoming the commercial activity next to most of the new clubs to be established.
The Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulances (PACDA), in coordination with ROP and citizens, carried out several operations for rescuing people trapped in wadis and houses, fire at power stations and pumping out water from affected houses.
driver who was trapped in Wadi Halfain in Sumail was also rescued.
Not the last film in our selection to exploit Wadi Rum's 'martian' landscape, but probably the least successful.
Wadi Shab is a popular spot for swimming and BBQs during weekA[degrees] ends and holidays.
Wadi Khaled is a 40-square-kilometer cluster of 23 villages dotting the Lebanese-Syrian border.
The MoU was signed by Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary-General of the EAD, and Dr Kamel Mahadin, Chief Commissioner of ASEZA, and will result in the development and adoption of a long-term strategy aimed at engaging local communities and relevant authorities to minimise the risks that may affect the herd's sustainability in Wadi Rum.
The restaurant has opened in the Wadi Degla club based in Zahraa El Maadi, Cairo.
On arrival, toads could be heard croaking in the wadi from a distance of at least 150 m.
Simply attach WADI to a bottle filled with contaminated water, lay it in the sun and wait for the smiley face to appear.
Some of these species are among the rarest found in the UAE and the protection of the wadi has been a vital first step to ensure this unique area will be preserved for future generations.