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Overnight Camping provided by Mleiha Archaeological Centre

Overnight Camping
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About
Enjoy a relaxing escape for the entire family and friends in our fully equipped, overnight camp set up in the middle of the desert. Vistas of the desertscape and the surrounding peaks of Faya and Fossil Rock add to the spectacle. The evening starts off with a beautiful sunset view, followed by a trekking experience of the mountain and a BBQ dinner under the stars. Breakfast served the following morning  Also includes observing deep sky objects through our telescope with an expert. Short off-road dune drive included in package.  Further enhance your experience with our thrilling buggy night adventure that can be booked on site or visit our website for further details (www.discovermleiha.ae).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Spend a magical night camping under the star-filled skies on our overnight camp adventure. Perfect for those looking for an authentic desert experience, you will follow your guide out deep into the dunes, Your experience will be exclusive as you enjoy the our campsite with family and friends only. Children must be accompanied by a guardian aged 18+ years. – Breakfast included – Trekking and Stargazing included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Spend a magical night camping under the star-filled skies on our overnight camp adventure. Perfect for those looking for an authentic desert experience, you will follow your guide out deep into the dunes, Your experience will be exclusive as you enjoy the our campsite with family and friends only. Children must be accompanied by a guardian aged 18+ years. – Breakfast included – Trekking and Stargazing included.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35948P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Light refreshments
  • Stargazing
  • Trekking
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions (can be booked via email for $100 per vehicle-Direct Payment Only
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please provide a full address for your stay so our team can pick you up easily on the date of your booking.
  • Sharjah, Sharjah, Emirate of Sharjah
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Dress code is light, comfortable clothing. Closed shoes are recommended
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Light refreshments
  • Stargazing
  • Trekking
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions (can be booked via email for $100 per vehicle-Direct Payment Only
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please provide a full address for your stay so our team can pick you up easily on the date of your booking.
  • Sharjah, Sharjah, Emirate of Sharjah
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Dress code is light, comfortable clothing. Closed shoes are recommended
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Rajesh P
2 contributions
Authentic experience
We did the overnight camping trip last weekend, and this is one of the best short trips in UAE we have done.
Mleiha Archaeology museum is a hidden treasure. It is small in area, but all the exhibits are well displayed with clear write ups.
The highlight of the trip was the stargazing. The expert team consisting of Prabhu, Nirmal and Anurag are very knowledgeable and are passionate story-tellers.

The sleeping tent is small but well provided for. Suggest taking pillows along.
The sunrise (‘sun sight’ is the right expression as suggested by the stargazing team) trip is really awesome.

And a special thanks to Shahid who took care of us well.

Overall very authentic experience! Highly recommended!
Written 6 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CroydonFernandes
Dear RajeshP, Thank you for your excellent feedback about Mleiha, we are very glad you had a wonderful experience with us. We do hope to see you again in the future!
Written 1 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sabas
5 contributions
Highly Recommended Desert Retreat
Jan 2021
My husband took me to this desert retreat for overnight camping. On reaching this place, I was amazed by the spectacular architecture of the archeological museum. After a while I was even more mesmerized on reaching our camp!! it was breathtaking! the staff was very friendly and the whole overnight trip was very organized. bathrooms were soooo clean!! food was amazing! our guy gave us unlimited logs for bonfire. Unlike many places, where there is hesitation, these guys took care of us open heartedly!! We were given a chance to learn about astronomy and did stargazing. we were given a chance to educate ourselves in astronomy, fossils, history and importance of this place. Its just someplace that I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND to couples, friends, family in winters!!!!!! its truly a hidden gem that very few people know about. its a must visit for tourists and residents of UAE!!
Written 26 January 2021
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Dear Mleiha, Thank you for your wonderful review on Mleiha, we are glad that you had a magical experience with us and that the staff tended to your requests. We do hope to see you again in the future at Mleiha!
Written 27 January 2021
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Amna M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
Excellent Trip!
Jan 2021 • Friends
My amazing friends treated me for the most spectacular trip ever for my 50th birthday at Mleiha camp site. It was so well organised by Jackie with extra special touches and attention to detail...making our stay exhilarating in every which way. A highlight was the star gazing under the expertise of Prabu & the delicious food we got to enjoy under the beautiful starry night sky. Highly recommended....
Written 18 January 2021
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Dear Amnam, Thank you for your excellent review on Mleiha, we are glad are team made your experience with us thoroughly enjoyable! We look forward to your next visit to Mleiha!
Written 27 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shelz
1 contribution
AMAZING Experience; highly recommend!!!
I went for over night camping with my friends and from beginning ( booking process) to the end our trip was just amazing.... I would highly recommend that you go here as it’s a great experience.
The lady to make the bookings through at Mleiha and whom I must say made this entire process for us the best ever is Jaquiline, she’s the most wonderful lady and gave us the best possible customer service. Other then her I also want to make a special mention of Mr. Omar & Mr.Prabu. These are the people that made it a five star experience.
The food ( we chose menu 3) was more then enough & tasted great. There was ample water tea etc. The bathroom was very clean & all SOP’s were followed. As it was all outdoors we felt very safe but even then everyone had their masks on at all times & social distancing was always there, they were all Amazing!!! Thank you Jaquiline, Omar, Prabu and everyone at Mleiha!!
We can’t wait to come back again!!
Written 18 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear AASEZ, Thank you for your amazing review about us at Mleiha! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and that our staff were able to further enhance your experience! We look forward to your visit to Mleiha again!
Written 20 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Geostride
Dubai, United Arab Emirates269 contributions
Great overnight experience for all ages!
Had some guests visiting from out of town and wanted to give them an overnight desert experience, and this didn't disappoint.

The camp site was fully set up when we arrived in the evening with separate sleeping tents, an outdoor majlis area as well as a common majlis tent. BBQ dinner and breakfast was served, and the morning sunrise experience in al Fayaa mountain was memorable. At night, they had a telescope set up with guides to point out different constellations and deep space objects

A side note, if you're in to geology, there are Ophiolite out crops on al Faya which was super cool for me! The morning after you go to Fossil Rock which has plenty of marine fossils like corals and bivalves.

We also added on a dune buggy dune drive in the morning which was really fun.

The visitor center itself has a short bit very informative walk through about the archeological and geologic history of the area.

Special thanks to our guide Omer who was professional, accommodating and very friendly.

Overall, this is an excellent desert experience for people of all ages! One of my guests was in his 70s and was comfortable and loved it. I'd recommend this over the routine desert dinner camps that most companies do.
Written 30 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Geostride, Thank you for your amazing review about us at Mleiha! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and that our staff were able to further enhance your experience! We look forward to your visit to Mleiha again!
Written 20 January 2021
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Badru
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
Jacque and Shihab were extremely helpful with all aspects of the trip
Dec 2020 • Family
Every part of the trip was excellent and really well managed. What struck me the most was that the staff were extremely knowledgable of the area, ranging from the evening astronomy session, to the sunrise fossil rocks tour and finally the off roading experience!
Written 18 December 2020
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Dear Badruhilal, Thank you very much for your fabulous review on your experience at Mleiha! We are glad that our staff made your experience as safe and enjoyable as possible. We do hope to see you again at Mleiha!
Written 20 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

masumay
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
Fantastic Trip
Our trip to Mlieha overnight camping was amazing and I highly recommend it. We booked the exclusive camp which was lovely and private as we were 3 families.
Highly recommend this trip.
Written 18 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear masumay, Thank you very much for your fabulous review on your experience at Mleiha! We are glad that our staff made your experience as safe and enjoyable as possible. We do hope to see you again at Mleiha!
Written 20 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kanako
3 contributions
Spectacular!!!
Dec 2020 • Friends
I went for a yoga retreat with YogaHouse and Mleiha Archaeological centre organized in December 2020. First of all, it is a beautiful place! Being in the desert with red sand, fossil rock, rocky mountains is just an amazing experience. My favorite part was the moon watch with the telescopes where our astronomist Prabhakaran showed us a bright and beautiful moon and mars, it was fascinating and phenomenon!! He’s so knowledgeable and passionate that he can answer to our wonders and questions so nicely. He was also there for sunrise watch where they took us up in the mountains, he gave us the biological information showing us the sand, rock and so on.

Also all other staff was very kind and everything was organized perfectly. Any request we had, they accommodated and made us feel so comfortable.

Having said that, I went back to their another event for Geminids metor shower watch after a few weeks. The setup was so nice and beautiful, must be the best one in the Middle East, let alone UAE! They shared so much knowledge in the space, astronomy 🪐 and also had some fun quiz time with prize! All the kids seemed to rock it! They seemed to be so inspired and excited during this event too!

We were laying down in this nice carpet with cushions they prepared for us, and did star gazing for many hours. We watched many shooting stars and even a fireball!! This was such a spectacular and memorable experience!

Thank you so much for this!!!
Written 14 December 2020
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Dear Kanako, Thank you very much for your fabulous review on your experience at Mleiha! We are glad that our staff made your experience as safe and enjoyable as possible. We are glad that you were able to make memories at Mleiha! We do hope to see you again at Mleiha!
Written 20 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rini Robins
3 contributions
Amazing overnight camp experience
Dec 2020 • Family
This was one of the best experiences we've ever had. The staff were professional and friendly. Special thanks to Mr. Aneesh who ensured the camping guests were comfortable and everything was n place. The premises were really clean n well sanitised. All Covid 19 precautions were maintained.
The museum tour was so informative esp for the kids. The exhibits were well displayed n explained. The stargazing was really out of the world. Anurag was very knowledgeable and so very patient answering all our questions. We got to see the moon, north star, pleiades, etc.. In the morning after a small trek to see the fossil rock, we saw the sun rise too.
The whole overnight camp was set up really well. The kids loved the experience and it's something we'll treasure. It surely has been n will continue to be recommended to all. Great work to all the staff!!
Written 10 December 2020
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Dear RiniRobins, Thank you very much for your fabulous review on your experience at Mleiha! We are glad that our staff made your experience as safe and enjoyable as possible. We do hope to see you again at Mleiha!
Written 20 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robins R
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
Very good experience.
Dec 2020 • Family
The star gazing and warm nature of staff. Especially, Anurag the telescope man and the all rounder Anish.
Written 6 December 2020
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Dear robinsr, Thank you very much for your fabulous review on your experience at Mleiha! We are glad that our staff made your experience as safe and enjoyable as possible. We do hope to see you again at Mleiha!
Written 20 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Fun night in Mleiha
I called Mleiha to inquire about a customized event for my clients and I was assisted by Jacquiline. It was for the
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Self drive and sunset lounge DiscoverMleiha
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Amazing experience and wonderful team.
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A genuine and unique desert experience
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The Meteor Shower night was a great experience. The arrangements of the carpets with the pillows to relax were simp
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A fun interactive session on fossils
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Delightful Surprise in the Desert
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Awesome educational experience
We did "Sounds of the past" experience and our Education Coordinator was P. Andiappan that with his experience and
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Best desert experience in UAE
It was a most wonderfull experience. What a great day! It started with a pick-up at the hotel. Than we could walk a
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Stargazing experience
Awesome experience. Prabhakaran was very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. Will definitely visit agai
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Archaeological Tour + Fossil hunt expedition
Loved it, loved it, loved it! Would definitely be back for more. It was an afternoon of education and fun. I took
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Again amazing experience!
The third time and I had again a great time! Amazing venue for a delicious dinner and all the team as usual really
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Non-exclusive Sunset Lounge
Home to a number of significant archeological site, Mleiha is a go-to place for individuals who are fascinated with
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