Fossil Rock in Al-Fayeh Desert - Sharjah ....{by Bassam}

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Dedicated to Rita Eberle-Wessner

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 (529)

Mahmoud Momtazan on January 23, 2013

Very beautiful view, wonderful picture!!

Very nice shot!


Friendly greetings from Iran




Martin (WPF) on January 23, 2013

Hello my dear friend Bassam, thank you for your kind visit to my gallery and sorry for the late answer, I also wish you a peaceful and very good 2013. For the moment I'm following some new projects for this reason it has become difficult to follow Panoramio like I have done before. Hope to have again more time in the future. L & Ys

All my best wishes to you, Martin

Viktor Woody on February 13, 2013

Wonderful! Excellent shot!

Like n Favorite

Misoad ElSoRi on February 14, 2013

Excellent photo and beautiful scenery! Like. Greetings !!Miguel

Bassam Jayousi on February 15, 2013

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

АleksandarMarković ² on March 11, 2013

Very interesting and rich gallery!

Added to favorites

Greetings from Serbia,

Guia Arquitectura on March 11, 2013

Awesome place!

luisde on March 13, 2013

Do you have a beautiful gallery. I'll put in my favorites. Greetings from Spain. Luis.

樋口友克 on March 25, 2013


Bassam Jayousi on March 25, 2013

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

BOGDAN de Varsovie on March 31, 2013

Absolutely wonderful scenery. Excellent picture.

YS 211.

Best regards.


zhsv on April 4, 2013

| | | Wonderful view !!!
۰• ۰ Regards from Minsk. zhsv

danimero NO VIEWS on April 7, 2013

Amazing red landscape, fabulous picture


Best wishes, Daniel

Bassam Jayousi on April 7, 2013

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

Greetings, Bassam

Hector C. C. on April 12, 2013

Increíble las dunas tienen su lado hermoso, excelente toma saludos.

Andrew Thursby-Pelha… on May 26, 2013

Great shot! l+f

Armando Fornaciari on June 11, 2013

Belle foto,e i posti mi piacciono molto.Saluti e Like Armando

Abul Fazal Azad on July 13, 2013

it's very , we can go there with RAV4

Bassam Jayousi on July 14, 2013

Yes you can with a RAV4.

YO Lyangasov on July 16, 2013


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 15, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2009/11/06 17:01:39
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 19.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash