Trip Planner: Asia / United Arab Emirates / Emirate of Sharjah / Sharjah / Mleiha Archaeological Centre
Meliha Archaeological Centre is a visitor centre and exhibition based around the history and archaeology of the areas surrounding the village of Mleiha in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates. Built around a preserved Umm Al Nar era tomb, the centre details the excavations and discoveries made over the past 40 years at Mleiha and surrounding areas (including Al Thuqeibah, Jebel Faya, Al Madam and Jebel Buhais), particularly the important Faya North East find, which provides evidence that 'anatomically modern humans' were in the Mleiha area between 130,000 and 120,000 years ago. These finds point to the spread of humanity from Africa across the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf region, and onward to populate the world through Iran, India, Europe and Asia.By using our Sharjah journey planning site, you can arrange your visit to Mleiha Archaeological Centre and other attractions in Sharjah.
The centre was opened on 24 January 2016 by the Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi. The multi-phase eco-tourism development is intended in future to comprise accommodation, a campsite and an astronomical observatory, with a total investment of some UAE Dhs 250 million. It will also include the development of a 450 km desert park. The centre is developed by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq).
Tours To Mleiha Archaeological Centre
Overnight Camping BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $96
Duration: 12 hours
The Sunset Lounge Escape BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $61
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Sharjah Mleiha Desert Half-Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $96
Duration: 4 hours
Mleiha Archaeological Centre Reviews
I had a Landscape drive for 1 hour yesterday and we all enjoyed the trip very well . To be frank, it was a good trip with nice dune bashing etc. A big salute to the expert, very cooperative and very.... more »
Took a little detour on the way to Fujeirah and stoped off at the Mleiha Archaeological Centre and what a pleasant surprise! It is a beautiful building, blending in with the surrounding... more »
Serene place. Variety of adventurous packages available. Camping, trekking, sunset lounge! A must visit place for archaeological lovers.
The place is very interesting to visit, and it’s underrated, tourists don’t come here often but people who visit Mleiha should come here. The only reason I am not giving this a 5 star is because younger kids wouldn’t particularly enjoy this.
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