Landscape mystery

The landscape in the film Rogue Warfare 3 2020 Netflix film is supposed to be in the middle east but the best I can do to identify it is either Death Valle, Armenia or maybe after all the Negev. Anyway in the opening of the film when you see those fantastic mountains in shadow it looks so weird and wonderful. I thought they were baked hard sand dunes or squashed up and shaped by the wind or dug out by glaciers or …