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Strait of Hormuz and Al Hajar Mountains by Gulf of Oman

24.6N 56.0E

June 27th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Persian Gulf - June 23rd, 2011

Visible at the top center of this image is the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway connecting the Gulf of Oman (east) and the Persian Gulf (west).

On the north coast is Iran and on the south coast is the United Arab Emirates. In the full image, a series of artificial islands can be seen near the country’s coastline, including Palm Jebel Ali, Palm Jumeirah, Palm Deira and The World Archipelago.

Reaching eastward from the UAE across Oman,  parallel to the coast, are the Al Hajar Mountains. The range extends about 300 km (186 mi), between 50-100 km (31-62 mi) inland from the Gulf of Oman coast.

Sandstorms Over Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 2nd, 2010

25.2N 55.3E

March 2nd, 2010 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

United Arab Emirates - February 26th, 2010

United Arab Emirates - February 26th, 2010

United Arab Emirates - February 25th, 2010

United Arab Emirates - February 25th, 2010

Strong winds caused sandstorms in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday and Friday, causing problems for motorists on highways across the country. These storms struck both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, reducing visibility to a few hundred metres in some areas.

These images show dust spreading off the coast, from Qatar (left) to the Musandam Peninsula (right). Below the razor-straight dust plumes many islands are visible off the coast, including the artificial islands offshore of Dubai (Palm Jebel Ali, Palm Jumeirah, Palm Deira and The World Archipelago).

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