Mleiha is considered one of the most important sites in the Arabian Peninsula, standing out from any other site in the United Arab Emirates. Evidence has confirmed that Mleiha had set up trade links amongst major ports of the ancient world. The inhabitants even minted their own currency, proved by large numbers of so called “Mleiha coins.” The city was developed with monumental buildings, consisting of various styles that were used for different purposes. These features contributed towards making Mleiha such a distinguished site, which sustained ancient communities for a period 500 years.
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
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