Dubai’s Historical Sites: Saruq Al Hadid
Saruq Al Hadid is considered to be one of richest historical sites in the Arabian Peninsula. It was discovered in 2002 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai.
According to Mahra Al Mansouri, an excavator from Dubai Municipality, Saruq Al Hadid was one of the main centers of metal production in the Iron Age, due to the spread of large scale slag on it’s surface.
The excavations revealed thousands of artifacts that include a number of rare pieces that are unique to the UAE, such as bronze, pottery and stone pots, and weapons such as swords, daggers, axes, bronze and iron arrows, as well as large numbers of gold work, bronze ornaments, beads and seals."