Context of the Miocene of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Western Region


Miocene jebels exposed some 60km south of the coastline. Western Region, Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The coast-line of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi from As Sila in the west to Abu Dhabi city occupies part of the Western Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and extends for some 300 km forming the southernmost edge of the inner Arabian Gulf. In this area, a number of isolated, flat-topped hills (jebels) project a few tens of metres above the generally flat coastal plains. Although these hills are low, (between 40 and 60 metres) they contain enough outcrop, particularly in hills bordering the present-day sea, to provide collections of Miocene faunas unique to Arabia and sedimentary successions that allow the environments of deposition to be interpreted.

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