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28 September 2015

Monday Geology Picture: Airport Geode

A few days ago I flew through the Dubai Airport on my way back to South Africa. One of the terminal shops had a gorgeous slice of geode on display. Check out those beautiful purple amethyst crystals!


27 January 2014

Monday Geology Picture: An Early Map of Arabia

Back in September 2013 I visited Dubai for one day during a layover when I was flying from Alaska back to South Africa. I was fortunate enough to be able to sleep on the flight from New York to Dubai, so when I arrived in Dubai I took a quick shower at the hotel then headed out to explore for a few hours. I spent some time at the Dubai …


24 June 2013

Monday Geology Picture(s): Views from the World’s Tallest Building, Dubai

I’m continuing this week with sharing pictures from my January 2012 trip to visit my friend Karima in the United Arab Emirates. I mostly stayed with Karima and her family in Abu Dhabi, but one day we took a drive over to Dubai. While there, we visited the impressive Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world. Here on Georneys I often like to post Plane Views or …


17 June 2013

Monday Geology Picture(s): Gold Vending Machine, Dubai

This week I’m continuing with sharing some pictures from my January 2012 trip to visit my friend Karima in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. One day we drove over to Dubai for some sightseeing. We drove around, did some shopping, and visited the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. When we were at the Burj Khalifa, I noticed a strange vending machine: one that sells gold! Specifically, the vending machine …