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Geography of Dubai

Dubai is the second largest emirate that constitutes United Arab Emirates. The geography of Dubai flavored with the dreamy whiff of the orient attracts people from every corner of the globe. Dubai lies on the northeastern coast of UAE. Dubai Emirate has borders in the northeast with Sharjah, in the south with Abu Dhabi and in the southeast with Sultanate of Oman. Dubai has borders with the Gulf of Persia and the Gulf of Oman. The geographic position of Dubai is 55.3095 degree E and 25.2697 degree N. Dubai has area coverage of 4,114 square kilometers. Dubai is located on the Arabian Desert. But Dubai differs in landscape from the southern parts of UAE. Gravel deserts dictate the southern part of United Arab Emirates. Snady deserts order the landscape of Dubai. The sands of Dubai are pearly white and constituted of coral and crushed

shells. In the east of Dubai lies the coastal plains which are salt-crusted and known as ‘sabkha’ is the starting point of the dunes running from north to south. If you move more to the east the dunes expand in size and are red tinged with iron oxide.
The Western Hajar Mountains stand proudly on the border of Oman and Dubai at Hatta. The landscape here is barren, serrated and rough. The heights of the mountains in some places are about 1,300 meters. There are several waterholes and gorges on the foot of the Western Al Hajar Mountains.Dubai is stable according to seismic experts as Zargos Fault, the closest seismic line lies quite far from the city. You will find date palms and wild grasses in the surrounding sandy deserts. In the flat plains close to Westarn Al Hajar Mountains has growth of ghaf trees and acacia. In the sabkha plains there are growths of desert hyacinths.
The common lives in Dubai desert are Arabian onyx, falcon, desert fox, caracal, hyena, houbara bustard and other animals.Dubai lies on the migration path between Africa, Asia and Europe and during autumn and spring 320 migratory birds fly through Dubai.

In the Dubai waters reside many fish species. Hammour is one of the main species found here. Geography of Dubai will help you know this beautiful city in a better way.

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