This image shows us The Arabian Peninsula. The region gets frequently hit by dust storms, as was the case on 04/04/2015. It is the largest peninsula in the world, at 3,237,500 km². The Arabian Peninsula consists out of the countries Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as well as parts of southern Iraq and Jordan. The peninsula formed as a result of the rifting of the Red Sea between 56 and 23 million years ago, and is bordered by the Red Sea to the west, the Persian Gulf to the northeast, the Levant to the north and the Indian Ocean to the southeast.