Mleiha Archaeological Centre

Mleiha Archaeological Centre

Mleiha Archaeological Centre
5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • ellmaithmq
    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ramadan star lounge
    The lounge was very nice with excellent views. possibly i had the most beautiful sunset watching experience I’ve had in years yesterday. Word not enough to describe my feeling yesterday,The staff was very friendly as usual and they were the most generous and accommodating staff. A huge thank you goes out to all Mleiha team 🤍
    Dear ellmaithmq, A pleasure to welcome you to our Sunset Lounge and we are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us once again. We look forward to your next booking with us soon.
    Written 24 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 April 2023
  • an_spalpeen
    Drogheda, Ireland87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Star gazing and archaeological discoveries at Mleiha
    We spent half a day at Mleiha enjoying the hospitality of the Mleiha Archaeological Centre. This was one of the best activities we have experienced in the UAE and was meticulously planned and executed by the team. During the booking process we were looked after extremely well by Jacquiline, who put together our activities. We opted for an archaeology tour followed by the Perseids meteor event. We had transfer by SUV from Dubai and Lucas did a great job getting us there safely. After a very tasty lunch in the centre, we had a ~ 2 hour tour of the centre's exhibits, as well as visiting three sites outside. Our guide Ivan was full of very interesting information and we learned a great deal about the importance of Mleiha. The Perseids event was outstanding. We had very comfortable seating, an interesting and entertaining presentation from the astronomers, a delicious meal and many hours of great meteor watching. We left thoroughly satisfied and happy and were transferred back to Dubai by Nehar. A highly recommended experience. We look forward to our next opportunity to visit.
    Dear an_spalpeen, We're delighted you had an enjoyable half-day at Mleiha Archaeological Centre. Your positive feedback on our activities, the Archaeology tour, and the Perseids meteor event is greatly appreciated. We value your recommendation and can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable visit.
    Written 14 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Carla C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for Family Experience
    We joined the Perseids meteor shower event, and it was amazing! My kids had so much fun and they will always remember this experience as part of their memories growing up. I was 6 years old (same age as my daughter) and my sister was 12 (same age as my son) when my parents took us to see Halley's Comet in 1986 in Boston, MA. I will never forget that experience, and I wanted my kids to have something similar to look back on. Mleiha organized the event very well. The parking, the setup, the clean bathrooms, the quizzes, the telescopes, and the presentation made all the difference. Kudos to all the staff, especially Jackie who treated us really well!
    Dear N3774LAcarlac, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you and your kids had a fantastic time at the Perseids meteor shower event. Creating lasting memories is what we aim for, and we're glad to have been a part of your special moment. Our team works hard to ensure everything is well-organized, from the setup to the telescopes, and we're glad it made a difference. We'll pass on your kind words to Jackie and the rest of the team. Looking forward to more memorable experiences with you at Mleiha!
    Written 30 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Jojo T
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-visit with so much to experience
    Wow! An unexpected treasure in the Sharjah desert. This incredible centre includes a comprehensive and well-thought out museum, several archaeological sites, and some really fun activities. On our short visit we started with a thoughtful and informative museum tour (I especially loved seeing the ancient jewellery, pottery, and stone carvings). Our guide, Omar, took time to really help us experience the rich history of the area, answering all our questions with great knowledge and passion. Next up, we went dune bashing with Lucas. Wow! This was the perfect combination of exhilarating and scary. We giggled a lot, and definitely felt safe with this expert driver. We saw two extraordinary rock formations; it was mind blowing to see all the fossils of ancient sea creatures in the middle of the desert. Our final treat was stargazing with Anurag. This was a huge highlight for me. I have always loved the moon, and to see it through the centre’s incredible telescope was so moving. We also saw an amazingly clear image of Saturn and one of its moons. Anurag was passionate, knowledgeable, and extremely kind. Even though the sky was a little hazy, he made sure we had an unforgettable experience. We only had a short trip this time, but I definitely want to go back for the glamping next time! If you visit Sharjah, don’t miss this awesome place, it is well worth your time.
    Dear jojot706, Thank you for your insightful review. Our entire team is thrilled to have offered you a memorable visit, from the museum tour with Omar to the dune bashing with Lucas and stargazing with Anurag. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we eagerly await your return for the glamping experience. We appreciate your visit and look forward to providing another exceptional experience next time.
    Written 2 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 October 2023
  • Foxfire3781
    Halifax, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolute must!
    Hands down one of the best things I have ever done, from the moment Sameer picked us up, on the dot in the lobby, to the moment we were dropped off we were treated like royalty! Comfortable air conditioned 4x4 for the hours trip out to Mleiha. Once we arrived we took a look around the centre which was incredibly interesting, we then had a quick coffee in the lovely cafe. We were then met by the resident expert who taught us all about fossils, including showing us a number that had been found nearby. We then got to create our own which was fun! After that we went across the sand dunes, not for the faint hearted or anyone that gets motion sick, but our 5 year old had the time of his life! We got to stop at multiple sites across the dunes to view the fossils in the rocks, including camel rock, we then watched the sun set from the top of the dunes which was magical. Back to the camp which we had all to ourselves! A delicious bbq, with traditional food and deserts, including soft drinks, tea and coffee. We then got to view the stars through a state of the art telescope, we saw Saturn and Jupiter! I was blown away! Then for the camel ride, the most chilled camel in Dubai! All to ourselves! My little boy was over the moon! We also got to visit the horses and feed them, along with meeting the resident cats and their kitten. Then a chill out around the fire and some beetle hunting, we managed to find a scorpion while we were there too! Then back to the hotel for a decent time, arrived back at 9:30! We will definitely be booking this excursion again next time we come. Thanks to everyone at Mleiha who made our visit extra special!
    Dear Foxfire3781, Thank you for sharing your experience. We're thrilled you had a memorable visit. We're glad to have made your visit special and can't wait to welcome you back for another exceptional excursion.
    Written 2 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 November 2023
  • Maryam A
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates284 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    GEMINIDS METEOR SHOWER
    We’ve booked GEMINIDS METEOR SHOWER with overnight stay, location, campsite refreshments, and food was amazing, the presenter kept us engaged during the event. Recommend the event as it’s filled with information, knowledge & relaxing stay . Dinner was amazing, seating areas and tents were fully equipped with necessities
    Dear maryama665 Thanks for sharing your positive experience with the Geminids Meteor Shower overnight stay! Delighted you enjoyed the amazing location, refreshments, and engaging event. Your recommendation means a lot, and we look forward to hosting you again!
    Written 25 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 December 2023
  • Marilyn C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mleiha Western Archaeological Sites
    The views are amazing! We took a lots of pictures and videos as well. Most especial thanks to Mr. Andrew who guide us and explain everything. You won't be feel bored with him. This message from French and Filipina Adventurous. Have a nice day!
    Dear P4666MTmarilync, Thank you for your review! We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you back soon for another memorable experience!
    Written 26 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 February 2024
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Marilyn C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The views are amazing! We took a lots of pictures and videos as well. Most especial thanks to Mr. Andrew who guide us and explain everything. You won't be feel bored with him. This message from French and Filipina Adventurous. Have a nice day!
Written 23 February 2024
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Dear P4666MTmarilync, Thank you for your review! We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you back soon for another memorable experience!
Written 26 February 2024
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Adelylt
Singapore, Singapore134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Compliments to the entire Mleiha team - from Jackie in sales, to guide Ivan, as well as drivers Lucas and Amish, who got us safely from and back to Dubai.

There was a slight hiccup during pickup as Lucas was stuck in heavy traffic and we ended up reaching the centre much later than expected. That said, the tour itinerary was adjusted so that we could still do everything on it - except in reverse order.

The museum was truly excellent and showcased the archaeological findings of Mleiha in a well-curated and easy-to-understand manner. Ivan was knowledgeable and helped us make sense of the whole area through a comprehensive visit to a few sites.

The evening campsite was nice and quiet - this being a winter weekday - with only four tourists (including my mum and myself) in the area. Food was tasty and plentiful, and Sheila the Camel was a delightful sight to behold.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t do any stargazing due to the cloudy weather - but stuff like that were always going to be a crapshoot in the dark and in no way detracted from the overall experience.

Highly-recommended for lovers of history and cultural anthropology. You even get to drive through some cool sand dunes in a 4WD, so consider this dune-bashing for cultured folks! 🤣
Written 5 February 2024
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Dear Adelylt, Thank you for your review! We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit and it was our pleasure to host you at our campsite. We hope to welcome you back soon for another memorable experience!
Written 6 February 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lizjay59
Dubai, United Arab Emirates33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
A super interesting centre with a wonderful and knowledgeable guide Shani! Lovely cafe with a great menu and excellent coffee! A great place for a day out away from the hustle and bustle of the city!
Written 14 January 2024
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Dear lizjay59, We are thrilled you enjoyed the center's unique offerings and are glad to be your tranquil escape from the city. Looking forward to have the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to try out some of the other interesting experiences we offer.
Written 15 January 2024
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B J
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
" Journey through space " this is how I felt. Saw the ad for this Meteor Shower on FB and checked out the details..It was in the middle of desert so skeptical about all the arrangements..( My Bad)..
What an experience!!!!!! Witnessed 36 meteors of 4 different colours. 1st time experience. Worth the long drive and the cold winds..It wasn't bored at any point..Background comments, info about space and everything related to it, quizzes were done every 15mins with prizes.. Food was top notch.. To arrange a wide and tasty spread in the middle of desert is just remarkable.
Got to view Saturn and Jupiter through powerful telescope aswell..
Myself and son had paid for the experience ( dinner included). We were the last 2 to make the booking on the same day. Ms. Jacky had helped us with our bookings and accomodated us...
Tooo many employees were around to guide and help us. I will be booking our over night camp stay in a couple of months... much needed break from the busy schedule of city life...
Written 21 December 2023
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Dear BetsJony, Thrilled you enjoyed the "Journey through space"! It was our pleasure to have you with us and the event and we are truly pleased that you enjoyed the event. We are definitely looking forward to hosting your overnight stay soon!
Written 26 December 2023
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Maryam A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
We’ve booked GEMINIDS METEOR SHOWER with overnight stay, location, campsite refreshments, and food was amazing, the presenter kept us engaged during the event. Recommend the event as it’s filled with information, knowledge & relaxing stay .
Dinner was amazing, seating areas and tents were fully equipped with necessities
Written 18 December 2023
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Dear maryama665 Thanks for sharing your positive experience with the Geminids Meteor Shower overnight stay! Delighted you enjoyed the amazing location, refreshments, and engaging event. Your recommendation means a lot, and we look forward to hosting you again!
Written 26 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mansour H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
An experience I’d never forget! It was amazing by all means. The event organizers were so professional which made it perfect. We enjoyed it right from the beginning that we upgraded from standard to overnight and even that was done smoothly. A special thanks to Jackie for being such a great organizer, she was always there for us from the time we booked till the end of the event. I’d like to also extend my appreciation to the buffet chef for the delicious food provided. I’d definitely encourage everyone to go for it!
Written 16 December 2023
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Dear mansourh2019, We're thrilled you had an unforgettable Geminids event! Your appreciation for the event's overall perfection means a lot. We'd love to welcome you back for more stellar moments under the night sky!
Written 18 December 2023
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Kashesh Bhatia G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
What a beautiful mesmerising event .. everything was just perfect . Food was awesome . Event was so well organised and managed absolutely would go again
Written 16 December 2023
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Dear kasheshbhatiag, We're glad you enjoyed the Mleiha meteor shower night! Your positive feedback on the event and food is truly appreciated. Looking forward to hosting you again for another fantastic night!
Written 18 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hanifa I
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
An overnight to remember for a lifetime, especially since we witnessed shooting stars as a family!
Written 15 December 2023
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Dear 304hanifai, Thank you for sharing your experience! We're thrilled you had an unforgettable stay with us, and it was our pleasure to organize this experience for you to share with your family. We look forward to creating more special memories for you in the future!
Written 18 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Foxfire3781
Halifax, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Hands down one of the best things I have ever done, from the moment Sameer picked us up, on the dot in the lobby, to the moment we were dropped off we were treated like royalty! Comfortable air conditioned 4x4 for the hours trip out to Mleiha.
Once we arrived we took a look around the centre which was incredibly interesting, we then had a quick coffee in the lovely cafe. We were then met by the resident expert who taught us all about fossils, including showing us a number that had been found nearby. We then got to create our own which was fun! After that we went across the sand dunes, not for the faint hearted or anyone that gets motion sick, but our 5 year old had the time of his life! We got to stop at multiple sites across the dunes to view the fossils in the rocks, including camel rock, we then watched the sun set from the top of the dunes which was magical. Back to the camp which we had all to ourselves! A delicious bbq, with traditional food and deserts, including soft drinks, tea and coffee.
We then got to view the stars through a state of the art telescope, we saw Saturn and Jupiter! I was blown away! Then for the camel ride, the most chilled camel in Dubai! All to ourselves! My little boy was over the moon! We also got to visit the horses and feed them, along with meeting the resident cats and their kitten. Then a chill out around the fire and some beetle hunting, we managed to find a scorpion while we were there too! Then back to the hotel for a decent time, arrived back at 9:30!
We will definitely be booking this excursion again next time we come. Thanks to everyone at Mleiha who made our visit extra special!
Written 1 November 2023
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Dear Foxfire3781, Thank you for sharing your experience. We're thrilled you had a memorable visit. We're glad to have made your visit special and can't wait to welcome you back for another exceptional excursion.
Written 2 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jojo T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Wow! An unexpected treasure in the Sharjah desert. This incredible centre includes a comprehensive and well-thought out museum, several archaeological sites, and some really fun activities. On our short visit we started with a thoughtful and informative museum tour (I especially loved seeing the ancient jewellery, pottery, and stone carvings). Our guide, Omar, took time to really help us experience the rich history of the area, answering all our questions with great knowledge and passion.

Next up, we went dune bashing with Lucas. Wow! This was the perfect combination of exhilarating and scary. We giggled a lot, and definitely felt safe with this expert driver. We saw two extraordinary rock formations; it was mind blowing to see all the fossils of ancient sea creatures in the middle of the desert.

Our final treat was stargazing with Anurag. This was a huge highlight for me. I have always loved the moon, and to see it through the centre’s incredible telescope was so moving. We also saw an amazingly clear image of Saturn and one of its moons. Anurag was passionate, knowledgeable, and extremely kind. Even though the sky was a little hazy, he made sure we had an unforgettable experience.

We only had a short trip this time, but I definitely want to go back for the glamping next time!

If you visit Sharjah, don’t miss this awesome place, it is well worth your time.
Written 19 October 2023
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Dear jojot706, Thank you for your insightful review. Our entire team is thrilled to have offered you a memorable visit, from the museum tour with Omar to the dune bashing with Lucas and stargazing with Anurag. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we eagerly await your return for the glamping experience. We appreciate your visit and look forward to providing another exceptional experience next time.
Written 2 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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