The city of Kalba is situated on the eastern coast of the Emirate of Sharjah along the Gulf of Oman. 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. It is a natural habitat of flora and fauna in the area and today is an attractive tourist site as well as an important economic source.
Several archaeological sites have been discovered during several campaigns of archaeological excavations. Shell middens with chipped stone industry datable to the fourth millennium BC are present in the Sabkha area. Tombs are represented by a variety of types dating to different historical periods. Of special interest are subterranean tombs dated to the third and the second millennium BC that have produced important finds.