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GEOGRAPHY and GEOLOGY

Geography

Physical features and climatic conditions of the UAE
UAE - A New Perspective - an online version of the book providing geographical information on the UAE
Maps of the UAE

Ancient Geographers -2,000-200 years ago

Mariners handbook - author (anonymous)
Ptolemy the Geographer
Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Elder contd.
Strabo
Tu'am - Geographers' works

The Seven
Emirates


Abu Dhabi
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Ajman
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Dubai
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Fujairah
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Ras Al-Khaimah
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Sharjah
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Umm Al Qaiwain
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The Islands
For more information on the islands of the UAE please use the pop-up menu below



Below is a list of some of the areas featured in our Natural Emirates on-line tour that are of geographical interest. For the full tour click here

Gravel river terraces - Sabbkha Matti
Ancient domestic refuse dumps - Sila
Cistern - Kafai
Camel grazing - desert areas
Low sandy desert - Abu Dhabi's Western Region
Desert oilfields - Abu Dhabi
Lagoonal complex - Abu Dhabi
Dew forest - Abu Dhabi
Desert - Abu Dhabi south east
Rock formations - Shuweihat
Wildlife in the desert

Topography - Sir Bani Yas
Salt deposits - Qarnein
The largest island - Abu al-Abyadh
Agricultual development - Wadi Reum area
High dunes - Liwa
The depths of the desert
The Empty Quarter - Rub al-Khali
Marine reserve - Bu Tinah
Mangrove - Marawah
Mangrove - Khor Kalba
Life in the inland desert

Oil - Das Island
Landscape - Umm al-Zumul
Igneous intrusions - Sir Abu Nu'air
Barrier island - Sa'adiyat
Wadis - Hajar Mountains
Landscape - Jebel Hafit
Varied topography - Shwaib
Farming - Hatta
Fishing village - Sham
Marshlands - Dhayah
Wadi - Khabb Shamsi
Green fields - Dibba


Geology

Geological history
Dunes, climatic changes, sabkhas
Ophiolites
Fossils overview
Research
Gerbil teeth
Fossils - general
Gypsum formation
Sea urchin
Rudist
Skull of gazelle
Fossil lakebed sediment - Ayn al-Faydah
Nummulites, crab claws etc.
Marine fossils - Jebel Hafit
Invertebrates and plants
Vertebrates
Moving continents
Habitat formation
Marine rock - 150 million years ago
Jurassic / Cretaceous fossils
Cretaceous fossils
Simsima formation
Miocene rocks
Fossil records - Sabka Matti

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