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

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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 (534)

José Mª Alvarez Soli… on September 13, 2013

It is a beautiful photo and of course the views are incredible.

I like

Regards, José Mª

Nikolai Karaneschev on September 13, 2013

Beautiful shot L+F, best wishes Nikolai

Fikus .Janina on September 13, 2013

Very nice shot.Amazing photo!! I like it!!! Greetings.Janina

A Mastalerz on September 13, 2013

Excellent Photo ! Like ! Greetings, A. Mastalerz.

Dana Valentová on September 13, 2013

Wonderful place, amazing photo


Best wishes, Dana

Rodrigo Rolim Santos on September 13, 2013

Maravilhoso cenário LIKE Saudações de Belém - Brasil!!

Bassam Jayousi on September 13, 2013

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


Best wishes, Bassam

Patrick Barreaux on September 13, 2013

fav 224 like 465. très belle photo Bassam. compliments de Belgique. Amitiés


Priska Ziswiler on September 13, 2013

ein total faszinierendes bild!

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on September 14, 2013

Amezing! Add YS 225--AnaM

CHO PIGU on September 14, 2013

Very attractive place and shot!!

Wonderful photo!


My best photos

ちょぴぐ Greetings from Japan。

Bassam Jayousi on September 14, 2013

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Andrei Matusov on September 14, 2013

Masterpiece!!! Very beautiful, expressive photo!!!


Georgi B. Todorov on September 14, 2013

Outstanding vision in this excellent work!LIKE+F

Mario.J Alp-art on September 14, 2013

Amazing shot!!!!!!

Very fine shot of this fantastic landscape!!!!


Best Greetings from Tirol,Mario

Yuto Fukui on September 15, 2013

I can not believe it was the bottom of the ocean here!!!

History is so great that it is beyond imagination of people.

Thank you for a wonderful photograph and description.

I LIKE!!+Yellow Star!!

Have a nice weekend for my friend Bassam!!

Friendly greetings from Japan, Yuto Fukui

Sunrise1024 on September 15, 2013

Fantastic composition !


Best wishes, Sunrise1024 !

jo.yosi on September 15, 2013

Stunning picture.

Beautiful color handling!

Well done.


Thank you very much for your visit & pleasant comment & Like/F. You are welcome to visit my gallery again, any time.

Greetings - Yosi.

Stéphane Vachon on September 15, 2013

Great view and beautiful place ! LIKE !!! Greetings from Canada Stéphane

Francesco Viti on September 15, 2013

Great shot and beautiful landscape!



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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