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Sounds of the Past Guided Tour at Mleiha Archaeology Centre

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Go back in history at Mleiha’s treasured archaeological sites to learn about the process of evolution with evidence from the Stone Age.

Highlights

  • Visit the Mleiha Archaeological Centre, a hub of evidence dating back to the Neolithic and Paleolithic ages, with a trusted guide.

  • See flint knapping sites at the Valley of the Caves, admire the landscape of limestone mountains, and visit the once-residence of Neolithic people.

  • Watch as experts demonstrate the role of flint in creating objects and tools that helped hunting and survival.

  • Have your friends accompany you on this 2-hour tour of ancient times – get a 40% discount on booking tickets for 3 people minimum.

  • Fun Fact: The Bronze Age Tomb was looted by grave robbers ages ago but archaeologists still found 6 skeletons, necklaces, bracelets, beads, copper pins, and more at the site!

Inclusions

  • Entry to Mleiha Archaeological Centre

  • Expert English and Arabic-speaking guide

  • Visit to Neolithic flint knapping site at Valley of Caves

  • Hands-on flint knapping demonstration

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Brimming with exhibits from an anthropological past, Mleiha is a significant center for precious archaeological finds. Dive into the history of the Neolithic and Paleolithic ages and, with experts around you, learn about early humans and their tales of survival. Knives, arrowheads, and other tools used for hunting animals and protection were unearthed at Mleiha. Find these tools on display and admire the creativity of our ancestors as experts demonstrate how flint was used to make these objects.

Trace back the roots of these creations to the Valley of the Caves, where, on a small trek, you can come across sites of flint knapping. These caves were where the Paleolithic and Neolithic humans resided, and you can learn more about their history from the guides. As the experts fill you in with facts about the migration of humans from Africa to Asia via Mleiha, feel free to explore the caves and listen to the echoes of the sounds of the past in the valley.

Important Information

  • Enjoy the freedom to book without having to pick a date.

  • Facilities: Parking, WiFi, Restrooms.

  • Bring along your sunglasses, sunscreen, and hat.

  • Sunset time varies depending on seasonality.

Restrictions

  • This experience is restricted for pregnant women.

Timings

Daily: 9:30am to 2 hours before sunset

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • These vouchers can be redeemed anytime during the validity period. Please get in touch with us before your desired date of visit to confirm your reservation.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your educator at Mleiha Archaeological Centre Front Desk.

  • Address: Mleiha Archeological Centre - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates.

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Getting There

By Car

  • If you're driving to the meeting point, take Sharjah-Kalba Rd/E102 and continue on Al Dhaid-Maleha Rd/Al Shuwaib - Umm Al Quwain Rd/E55.
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