Mleiha Archaeological Centre


Travel to Mleiha in the desert of Sharjah to uncover the secrets of the region’s ancient Bedouin culture. This rocky mountain ecosystem prides itself on being one of the most ancient archaeological sites in the region. Hundreds of thousands of years ago the Mleiha Sharjah site was flooded with shallow water, and today fossils can be found here by budding palaeontologists.


Visit the Mleiha Archaeological Centre, learn more about the area’s archaeological findings and take a tour guided by the experts.


Opening hours:

Saturday to Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Thursday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.


Entrance fee: based on activity.

Wheelchair access: Only at the centre.

Safety precautions: For off-roading, make sure you have a capable 4x4. Do not risk going by yourself. Carry plenty of drinking water.


Activities:  horseback riding, camping, trekking, desert cycling, fossil hunting, star gazing.

Mleiha Protected Area
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