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Arabia (desert version)
Map Information
Ensemble Studios
Map Type:
Starting TC(s):
Player capacity:
Up to 8
First appearance:
The Age of Kings
Competition Span:
1999-09-30 — Present

Arabia is a Random Map in Age of Empires II.


Arabia is considered the most balanced and competitive map throughout the history of competitive Age of Empires II. Almost every tournament will begin their series with it. Be it one versus one or team games. As with all maps in ranked play, starting points, and resource distribution is randomized to an extent. Tournaments will generally produce their own version of this to tweak some of these randomized variables.


  • Arabia (default): standard Arabia map with big variety; can spawn with grass or desert terrain
    • Grass terrain: trees, more "noob friendly" with deer/sheep/boar and resources being closer to the TC, also easier to wall because of bigger woodlines and no ponds
    • Desert terrain: palms, ponds, less wood in general
  • Desert Arabia: an Arabia map always spawning with (brown) desert terrain; f.e. used in the Duel of the Century - JorDan_23 vs TheViper (DesertArabia_v4)
  • Green Arabia: an Arabia map always spawning with (green) grass terrain; similar to default grass terrain Arabia but less "noob friendly" with resources not spawning closer to the TC
  • ECL_Arabia (also used for EscapeTV Launch Event)
  • TA_DM_GA
  • RBW_Arabia (event example)
  • KotD3 Arabia: more open (woodlines more distant to the starting Town Centers), no cliffs, facilitating more aggressive playstyles
  • 2v2 World Cup (2020) Arabia
  • Winter's War: Winter's Arabia: map covered with snow
  • MSC Arabia, also known as Bog Arabia
  • Savannah used in Battle of Africa 3 is a renamed version of Arabia in an African theme to fit the event.
  • Polana used in the King of Poland tournament series. It has green grass terrain, European vegetation, always 2 cows and 6 sheep around the TC, always 2 boars instead of elephants or rhinos, always deers instead of zebras or ostriches. Scripted by Morheus.

Tournament Appearances[edit]

Start dateEnd dateTournament
2022-12-152022-12-17The Grand MeleeThe Grand MeleeThe Grand Melee
2022-10-212022-10-29Red Bull Wololo: Legacy 2022 Age of Empires IIRed Bull Wololo: Legacy 2022 Age of Empires IIRed Bull Wololo: Legacy 2022 Age of Empires II
2022-06-272022-08-13T90 Titans League: Gold LeagueT90 Titans League: Gold LeagueT90 Titans League: Gold League
2022-06-272022-08-07T90 Titans League: Platinum LeagueT90 Titans League: Platinum LeagueT90 Titans League: Platinum League
2022-05-262022-07-01Only Land CupOnly Land CupOnly Land Cup
2022-06-022022-06-26Battle of Africa 3Battle of Africa 3Battle of Africa 3
2022-05-072022-05-22The ResurgenceThe ResurgenceThe Resurgence
2022-05-022022-05-06Rise of the ElephantsRise of the ElephantsRise of the Elephants
2022-02-142022-03-13World RumbleWorld RumbleWorld Rumble

Recent Games[edit]

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DateTimeGTournamentModeOpponentVs. OpponentVOD
2022-12-04HunLeague 221v1kunyi Hungary Mongolsdave_hunBerbers Hungary dave_hun
2022-12-0321:00 UTCKing of Poland 21v1Dziamdziak Poland ByzantinesJackKBurgundians Poland JackK
2022-12-0321:00 UTCKing of Poland 21v1Dziamdziak Poland JapaneseJackKBritons Poland JackK
2022-12-0321:00 UTCKing of Poland 21v1Dziamdziak Poland FranksJackKTatars Poland JackK
2022-12-0319:30 UTCKing of Poland 21v1Hitorek Poland FranksRediRodionBurgundians Poland RediRodion
2022-12-0319:30 UTCKing of Poland 21v1Hitorek Poland HunsRediRodionMongols Poland RediRodion
2022-12-0317:20 UTCThe Grand Melee: Qualifier1v1F1Re Brazil HindustanisVinchesterMongols Russia Vinchester
2022-12-0317:10 UTCThe Grand Melee: Qualifier1v1Barles Poland HindustanisDauTByzantines Serbia DauT
2022-12-0317:00 UTCThe Grand Melee: Qualifier1v1miguel Brazil ChineseNicovTatars Argentina Nicov
2022-12-0317:00 UTCThe Grand Melee: Qualifier1v1slam Canada HunsHeraBurgundians Canada Hera



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