Archaeological Sites

Archaeological sites narrating the story of civilization in Sharjah emirate.
There are scores of archaeological sites discovered in Sharjah emirate, deeply rooted in history, greatly enriching our understanding of their cultural, thought and knowledge treasures, exhibiting Sharjah emirate’s position on the world civilization map.
  • Dibba Al Hisn

    Dibba Al-Hisn

    Dibba al-Hisin is part of the Emirate of Sharjah and situates on the east coast bordering Oman Sea, approximately 30 miles north of the Emirate of Fujairah and some 90 miles to the east the Emirate of Dubai.

  • Al Hamriya

    Al Hamriyah

    Al Hymria Site is located nearby the west coast of Sharjah emirate. This site dates back to the Fifth Millennium BC, and it is a vast area housing a number of archeological sites. .

  • Kalba


    The city of Kalba is situated on the eastern coast of the Emirate of Sharjah along Oman Sea. It enjoys many interesting features in terms of environment and archaeology. Most interesting is Khor Kalba which represents the oldest mangrove forest in this part of South Eastern Arabia.

  • Khorfakkan

    Khor Fakkan

    Khorfakan City is located circa about 100 Kilometers to the east of Sharjah City, with a strategic location directly lying on the East Coast of Oman Sea. The groups of varied discoveries, discovered by the archeological excavations therein, show the importance of the city as a distinguished economic settlement, throughout the Pre-history eras. It is also an important settlement dating back to Wadi Suq Period in the 2nd millennium BC., in addition to being a significant business hub which played an important role in the global business network during the Medieval Islamic Ages, .

  • Al Manakh

    Al Manakh


  • Abu Shgrarah

    Abu Shagara

    This site is located in the heart of Sharjah City and it is considered as ruins of a small archeological site, where a large quantity of seashells were found along with potteries dating back to the Ubaid Age in the (Fifth Millennium BC)..

  • Muweilah


    Muweilah is an Iron Age settlement located approximately 15 kms from the present-day coastline in Sharjah and about 45 kms from the inland time, Dhaid plain. It is likely that when it was occupied in antiquity it was situated near an ancient lagoon, or Khor, that came in from the coast.

  • Mleiha


    The site is located in an inland plane, west of the lower range of the Hijar Mountains. It lies some 20 km south of the modern town of Al Dhaid and 50 km east of the city of Sharjah.

  • Fayiah

    Jebel Al-Faya

    Site FAY-FE1 is a key site for studying human's early history in Southern Arabia. The site contains a sequence of occupational phases covering a period of at least 130,000 years. Such deep archaeological deposits are rare and make site FAY-NE1 a corner stone of the current stone Age research in Arabia.

  • Emaleh

    Jebel Emaleh

    This site is home for a number of burials dating back to the Bronze Age, representing an interim period between the 4th and 3rd millennium BC.

  • Nud Al Thamam

    Nud Al Thamam

    Nad Al Thamam site is located in the Central Region, Sharjah, nearby Jabal Al Omeleh. This site dates back to the Neolithic Age (Fifth Millennium BC).

  • Fili


    Fili site is located near to the borders of Sharjah emirate, Ras Al Khaima, and Sultanate of Oman, 16 Killo meters away to the south, East of Meliha City. Near it is Fili two forts, both to the east and to the west sides respectively, both dating back to the Islamic Era. The site is home for ruins dating back to the Medieval Neolithic Age from 300 thousand years to 30 thousand years BC.

  • Um Al Safah

    Um Al Safah

  • Jabal Al Buhais

    Jebel Al-Buhais

    Jebal al Buhais lies within the central sector of the Emirate Sharjah. Rising to about three hundred and forty meters above the surrounding plains, the Jebel consists of Maestrichtian limestone layers which date back to sixty or sixty-five million years.

  • Khatmat Malaha

    Khatum Melaha

    Located in Khor Kalba area, Sharjah emirate, KHATM MELAHA site is one of the key sites for the archeological epigraphy in the United Arab Emirates. Being an eye-catching natural landscape, the East Coast area of Sharjah Emirate is outstanding with the plaques of the rock art inscriptions on various places of so many mountainous views. KHATM MELAHA site is considered as one of the great sites thanks to the plenty of the stone inscriptions widely spread therein.

  • Taraif


    Tarif Site is located in Kalba City which is stretching out on the east coast of Sharjah Emirate. The archeological excavations have unearthed a wide cemetery having a burial stone-built terrace, containing a number of graves inside which skeletons remains and gifts were found. The cemetery also had other tombs groups dating back to the Hellenistic Era. Among the heritage important remains is that building inside of which a stone-made tower stands high on the top of a low hill in Al Geel Village, in addition to Kalba Archeological Fort which dates back to the beginning of the Seventh Century. It has been refurbished recently.

  • Al Thuqabah

    Al Thuqaibeh

    Thuqaibah is a settlement of the Iron Age , Located nearly 20 kilometers south of Dhaid at the southern extreme of the Al Madam oasis. Geomorphology of the indicates that the water table supplies the oasis and its cultures and wells.

  • Wadi Al Hilw

    Wadi Al Hilo

    The site HL01 in the Wadi al-Hilo in the Emirate of Sharjah ( UAE ) is being excavated since 2007 by a joint project of the Directorate of Antiquities of the Government of Sharjah and the Institute of Pre- and protohistory of Tübingen University.( Germany).

  • Al Madam

    Al Madam

  • Al Abraq

    Tell Abraq

    This site is located on a large mound rising over ten metres above the surrounding plain near the junction of the coastal highway linking Sharjah and Ras al-Khaimah and the inland road from Umm al-Qaiwain to Falaj al-Mu'alla.

  • Suhaila


    Suhaila Site is located at the Central Sector of Sharjah Emirate, where a variety of important stone-made tools and equipment were unearthed, dating back to half a million years ago. The new archeological discoveries add new important information to the archeological record of the Neolithic Ages in the emirate, with regard to the early history of human communities and their ancestors in Africa.

  • Sir Abu Nuer

    Sir Abu Nu'Ayr

    It is a natural island and sanctuary located 110 kilometers away to the west north of Sharjah emirate. It is called as “SIR AL QUWASIM” as named by the ancestors and forefathers. It was a place for supplying water, and a safe place sheltering from the sea’s high storms. Excavations have revealed the traces of man’s existence through finding old potteries dating back to three thousand and five hundred years BC, namely Iron Age. There are some relics dating back to one thousand and five hundred years, showing that the island was a berth. In addition to that, it practiced the marine activities for a long time, with regard to the old ships.