The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced that its Mysk Moon Retreat, a new luxury glamping destination, is now open to guests. In addition, it has also revealed four new destinations: Al Jabal Resort in Khorfakkan; a luxury hotel in Kalba; a hotel in Khorfakkan complete with the UAE’s first waterpark on the east coast; and Al Bridi Resort in Al Dhaid.
Guests at Mysk Moon Retreat can choose from a range of accommodation options, including 10 single-bed domes with private pools, four family tents with private pools, and two single-bed tents. These have all the key amenities, as well as a private barbeque area, a lobby, and a common area.
The destination is part of Shurooq’s Sharjah Collection brand, alongside the Mysk Kingfisher Retreat in Kalba, Mysk Al Faya Retreat in Mleiha, and Mysk Al Badayer Retreat in the heart of the Al Badayer desert.
New eco-tourism projects
HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, Executive Chairman of Shurooq says “With Mysk Moon Retreat now welcoming guests and bookings, this marks an exciting expansion of Shurooq’s portfolio of boutique hospitality offerings in the central region of Sharjah. It is the latest destination in a series of projects developed here, namely, the Mysk Al Faya Retreat, Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism, and the Mleiha Archaeological Centre.”
Visitors can take part in trekking, dune bashing and nature-inspired experiences, and have access to Shurooq’s tourism destinations in Mleiha, as well as a restaurant and cafe.
More luxury accomodation
The first of four new hospitality projects, Al Jabal Resort is located at Soueifa Beach and offers 45 eco-friendly 1, 2 or 3 bedroom units, plus a private royal suite complete with a swimming pool. The 187,000sqm project on the slopes of the Al Soueifa mountain will also be home to a restaurant, gym, kids play zone, reception, and lobby, and is set to be complete in March 2022.
Meanwhile, Shurooq has also announced the development of a new 28,000 sqm hospitality project in Khorfakkan, with 75 units. As well as UAE’s first waterpark on the east coast, this will also feature retail and food & beverage offerings, a gym, a spa, a marina, and residential units.
On the eastern coast of Sharjah, the company is developing a 12,00 square metre project in Kalba, close to popular diving spots, which will be home to 80 units, two restaurants including a café in the lobby, a gym, spa, swimming pool and meeting halls.
Finally, Shurooq has revealed more details on the Al Bridi Resort in Al Dhaid, in partnership with the Environment and Protected Areas Authority. This is part of the “Sharjah Safari” project and is expected to start at the end of this year. It has also begun work on Al Dhaid Farm, the city’s first petting zoo experience, near The Flag Square in Al Dhaid.
Mysk Kingfisher Retreat in Kalba and Mysk Al Badayer Retreat in Al Badayer are both set for expansion projects, as a result of increasing demand. Mysk Kingfisher will add 20 new luxury tents, while Mysk Ak Badayer Retreat will add 15 new tents for an oasis, and an outdoor swimming pool.
Shurooq has developed a number of award-winning hospitality projects across the emirate of Sharjah, as the region expands into the eco-tourism, family tourism, cultural tourism and adventure tourism sectors. These include The Chedi Al Bait Sharjah Hotel and the four Sharjah Collection brand eco-retreats, managed by Mysk by Shaza.
Elsewhere in the UAE, Miral and Warner Bros. are preparing to open the world’s first Warner Bros. hotel, The WB Abu Dhabi, on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island on 11 November 2021, and Expo 2020 Dubai is underway. This will run through 31 March 2022, bringing together millions of visitors and more than 200 participants, including 192 countries.