Mleiha: Refreshments in a hidden wadi after a thrilling ride in an expedition truck - GulfToday

Mleiha: Refreshments in a hidden wadi after a thrilling ride in an expedition truck


It's a camping quite unlike any other.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

With the exhilarating experience of exploring the picturesque Mleiha Desert in a specially designed Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG vehicle, the ArchaeoMOG tour at Sharjah’s Mleiha Archaeological Centre is capturing the hearts of adventure travellers.

Travelling through the vibrant desert landscapes of Mleiha in this custom-built expedition truck, combining adventure, leisure, and educational experience, the tour offers a lifetime experience to the visitors.


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The 2-hour experience begins with a tour of the Mleiha museum, followed by a walkthrough to the Mleiha Stables through the gazelle enclosure. The guests will be then journeying onwards in the UNIMOG to the ‘Valley of the Caves' for a short trekking experience and crossing the old quarries to reach the final stop in a hidden wadi, where refreshments will be arranged.

The imposing UNIMOG vehicle.

The expedition truck, specially designed as an ArchaeoMOG, gives a true and raw exploring experience to the discoverers and adventurers of all ages. With breathtaking activities in the picturesque landscape, it is a first-of-its-kind experience in the United Arab Emirates and is a favourite among local and international visitors alike.

Mleiha Archaeological Centre, from the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), is a unique destination that combines history, nature, and culture, together with the art of hospitality. Marked by archaeological sites dating back to ancient human history, the destination is considered one of the best places to learn more about the history of the region.

Mleiha Archaeological Centre

For more details, call +971 6 802 1111 / +971 50 210 3780 or email to

Located in the historic dunes of Mleiha, the archaeological centre site is merely 45 minutes away from the emirate's city lights.

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