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Jebel Maleihah (Fossil Rock)
 Sharjah, UAE

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.

Activities
  • Dune Driving
  • ATV riding
  • Fossil Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Camping
Terrain
  • Desert Sand
  • Rocky Outcrops
Distance

1 hr 30 min from Dubai (+ 3 hr 00 min from Abu Dhabi)
Jebel Maleihah (Fossil Rock)
 
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