Why you need to visit Sharjah's Mleiha Archaeological Centre this weekend – in pictures

The fascinating exhibition closes its summer promotions next Monday

As the weather begins cool, now is the time to visit Sharjah Mleiha Archaeological Centre, particularly as next week its summer promotions come to an end.

The visitor attraction and cluster of important historical sites, such as the Umm an-Nar tomb, gives guests a taste of Emirati tradition and heritage, offering fascinating details about what life was like for settlers here during the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Bronze, Iron, pre-Islamic, Islamic and modern ages.

Through an excellently curated indoor exhibition, discover more about the social orders and rituals of the time, as well as about people's diet, pathologies, hardships, trade and craftsmanship.

Look through the photo gallery above to see more of this Sharjah centre.

Until Monday, September 30, the centre is offering a range of special deals. For instance, book two tickets for any of the adventure packages and get one for free. This includes safaris, rides in dune buggies, trekking and desert cycling. With the "escape packages", such as overnight camping and stargazing, buy three tickets and get one for free. Meanwhile, families can pay Dh125 for entry for two adults and two children, and the little ones will get the chance to create their own fossils and make tools like a Stone Age caveman, all within air-conditioned comfort.

The centre is also home to a top-notch cafe, which overlooks the archeological sites beyond the floor-to-ceiling windows and serves up small bites and a range of hot and cold beverages.