The cities at the Gulf have been completely transformed in the recent decades on the oil wealth. Before the oil extraction began ~1970s all of them were small insignificant desert outposts. Since then the population of Gulf cities imploded 10 to 40 times, doubling every decade or so.
Tropical Dry/Arid Climate: Deserts and Steppes
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Vast sandy deserts nearly devoid of life, almost as desolate steppes, little rain and hard-to-survive summer day heat. This is what Tropical Dry climates feel like.