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"What a desolate place this is."

The Dune Sea was a vast, sandy desert that stretched across the surface of Tatooine. In the Tatooine navigation system, it was located in the planet's first quadrant.



A bantha skeleton bakes on the Dune Sea under the twin suns.

This large area was once the bed of an inland sea. Extreme temperatures and lack of water made the area inhospitable to most lifeforms. A Human could dehydrate after about thirty minutes from overexposure.[1] The Dune Sea was home to the sarlacc that lived in the Great Pit of Carkoon. Ben Kenobi's hut was located in the southwest corner of the Sea. Jabba's Palace was located in the northern portion of this desert.

During the time of the Infinite Empire, a Rakatan star temple was built in a cave in the Eastern Dune Sea. Revan and his companions found the map being guarded by a krayt dragon and used its information to discover Lehon.

Banthas crossing the Dune Sea.

Following the escape of R2-D2 and C-3PO from their clutches, the Galactic Empire conducted a search of the entire planet. During their search in the Dune Sea, they discovered a small cell of Alliance to Restore the Republic soldiers and wiped them out, as well as a Tusken Raider camp nearby.

In 22 ABY, Tahiri Veila and Anakin Solo survived its harshest deserts, a krayt dragon and a sarlacc and exercised their growing Force powers.

Behind the scenes

The real world location for the Dune Sea is the Grand Dune in Tunisia and Yuma Desert in California.

It is also believed to be inspired by Frank Herbert's planet Arrakis from the Dune series.


  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Darth Bane: Rule of Two (Memory)
  • Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (Mentioned only)
  • Episode I: Anakin Skywalker (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novel
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace game (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Republic: Outlander (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Star Wars Republic: Emissaries to Malastare (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones comic
  • Boba Fett: Hunted
  • MedStar II: Jedi Healer (Mentioned only)
  • Boba Fett: A New Threat
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars film / *novel
  • Star Wars Journal: The Fight for Justice (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novel (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars 1 (Mentioned only)
  • Rebel Force: Renegade
  • Star Wars Missions 5: The Hunt for Han Solo
  • When the Desert Wind Turns: The Stormtrooper's Tale
  • Droid Trouble
  • A Bitter Winter
  • "Nerf Herder" - Star Wars Tales 7
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Star Wars: Force Commander
  • Star Wars 31: Return to Tatooine
  • Star Wars 32: The Jawa Express
  • Star Wars: Demolition
  • And the Band Played On: The Band's Tale
  • Shadows of the Empire (novel)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 2: The Emperor Commands
  • The Ordeal of Boba Fett
  • Slave Ship (Mentioned only)
  • Zorba the Hutt's Revenge (Mentioned only)
  • Queen of the Empire
  • Tatooine Ghost
  • Darksaber
  • Junior Jedi Knights: Promises
  • Invincible (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Legacy 39: Tatooine, Part 3

Non-canon appearances

  • Old Wounds (Mentioned only)
  • Best Birthday Ever (Mentioned only)
  • The Return of Tag & Bink: Special Edition
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga


Notes and references

  1. Star Wars Journal: The Fight for Justice

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