A. L. Holt (1896 - 1971) was a British explorer and military officer. As a member of the Royal Engineers in the 1920s, Holt led several motorized expeditions through the Arabian deserts. For these exploits, the first to utilize large convoys of motor cars on long desert journeys, Holt selected Ford cars. Holt also surveyed and proposed a route for a trans-Arabian railway using Fords, which covered 350 miles. Unfortunately for Holt, the railway was never constructed.