Sharjah Tourism Travel Quiz

Day 1 - Mleiha Archaeological Centre

Drive to Mleiha Archaeological Centre, located around 65km southeast of Sharjah city. For those without a vehicle or hire car, the centre offers return transfers from Sharjah city or Dubai.

Before setting off into the desert, grab a bite to eat at the centre’s Bystro Café. With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the striking landscape, the café serves a tasty menu of salads, sandwiches and burgers, along with all-day breakfast and filling favourites such as steak frites and spaghetti bolognese.

Sign up for the Mleiha Adventure Package, a six-hour guided 4WD tour that showcases the very best landscapes of the region. Drive up towering sand dunes and past spectacular rock formations, before stopping to explore pre-Islamic archaeological sites and take in the views from three different peaks.

Make your way back to Sharjah city and head to Al Qasba, a canal-side complex that is home to cafés, restaurants, shops and galleries. All that desert adventure has no doubt made you hungry, so sit down for dinner at Shababeek, a contemporary Lebanese restaurant serving all manner of mezze and grills. End your evening with a ride on the Eye of the Emirates Ferris wheel or a moonlit abra cruise.

Day Highlights

  • Delve in to the past at the Mleiha Archaeological Centre
  • 6-hour long 4x4 guided tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicles with highly skilled drivers

How to get there

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Sharjah is the third largest emirate in the UAE, its largest city and its most family-friendly destination. Experience a Sharjah museum, a desert safari and a Sharjah beach — the emirate offers things to do for everyone.