Safari Day! - Sharjah Desert ....{by Bassam}

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Officially called Jebel Maleihah, this large outcrop is more widely known as Fossil Rock, after abundance of marine fossils that can be found on its slopes. This area is rich with the fossils of shells and small sea creatures that were on the ocean floor millions of years ago when water covered much of Arabia. These were created when limestone formed around their shells to make a mould, which then solidified to leave a perfect imprint.

The ever-shifting sands found inland from all the major coastal settlements create an endless variety of landscapes, colours and vegetation. The beautiful desert of Sharjah attracts visitors, who are impressed by the vastness and charm of the desert and there is nothing compared to making a trip to the desert to watch the sunset.

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Comments (283)

Mavr Atmon on December 12, 2013

Great picture!LIKE

Heinz Klier on January 4, 2014

Great picture and helpful information. Although I spent many years in the Emirates, I've never been there. It's a pity :(

Bassam Jayousi on April 24

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Ys.

Best wishes, Bassam


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 5, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD. EX-Z75
    • Taken on 2008/03/07 16:59:40
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 16.51mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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