Blue Desert

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This article is about the desert in Sinai. For the Bradley Battersby film, see Blue Desert (film).

Coordinates: 28°38′23″N 34°33′39″E / 28.63972°N 34.56083°E / 28.63972; 34.56083

The Blue Desert is an area of the Sinai Desert near the Red Sea resort of Dahab, where a number of rocks are painted blue. The climate max is 36*c

This piece of art was created in 1980 when, following the 1979 Egyptian–Israeli Peace Treaty Belgian artist Jean Verame visited Sinai to paint a line of peace. Verame gained the permission of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and received a grant of ten tons of paint from the United Nations.

Jean Verame later created a similar installation near the village of Tafraout in southern Morocco.