Looking for something else, I came across this:
The report is based on the statement of an Arab expatriate lady who said she had seen the strange figure near the Oryx statue while walking in the area.I'm not sure how the Weekly World News missed out on this. The photography is even evocative of it. You can imagine how "surprised" I was to discover that it seems to be a hoax.
Quoting the woman, the daily said she took a picture of it in spite of being terribly frightened.
“She was very soon surrounded by a large number of people who also attested to the fact of what she had seen . But it suddenly disappeared out of their sight when they tried to go near it,” the report added.