One of the region’s most striking areas of outstanding natural beauty, Fossil Rock is a top spot for hiking, camping and fossil hunting.
This large natural rock formation is jam-packed with marine fossils. The area around Fossil Rock is being turned into a nature reserve for oryx, gazelle and mountain deer, while the boutique Mleiha Fossil Rock Lodge is scheduled to open soon.
Clearly visible from over 25km away, Fossil Rock is located near Mleiha, an hour’s drive from Sharjah city. The area is famous for its many archaeological sites.
A hike to the top of Fossil Rock is well worth it for the amazing views of the surrounding dunes. Explore nearby Camel Rock or join a 4WD tour run by the Mleiha Archaeological Centre to learn about the area’s unique geological features.