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Shurooq plans four new hotels; glamping retreat opens

SHARJAH, October 17, 2021

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced that the Mysk Moon Retreat has begun welcoming guests and bookings to experience the emirate’s first-of-its-kind luxury glamping destination.
 
Shurooq has also unveiled four new luxury hospitality projects in Sharjah’s Central and Eastern regions. They include: Al Jabal Resort in the city of Khorfakkan, a luxurious hotel in the city of Kalba, a hotel in the city of Khorfakkan which will feature UAE’s first waterpark in the east coast, and Al Bridi Resort at the Sharjah Safari project in the city of Al Dhaid, a Wam news agency report said.
 
The family-friendly Mysk Moon Retreat comprises 10 single-bed domes with private pools, four family tents with private pools, and two single-bed tents. Each unit is self-sufficient and fitted with all essential amenities that guests would require, including a private barbeque area, in addition to a lobby, and a common area.
 
The Mysk Moon Retreat is part of Shurooq’s Sharjah Collection brand, managed by Mysk by Shaza, which includes 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.
 
Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, Executive Chairman of Shurooq, said: "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."
 
Al Sarkal pointed out that the eco-luxury retreat provides visitors with the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities like trekking, dune bashing, and nature-inspired experiences in the rugged Mleiha landscape. Guests at Mysk Moon Retreat will have access to a wide range of activities offered by Shurooq’s tourism destinations in Mleiha, in addition to enjoy the calm and tranquil environment of Mleiha through the retreat’s restaurant and a café, as the destination is situated away from all types of noise and light pollutions.
 
Al Jabal Resort: The project overlooks the pristine waters of the Soueifa Beach, situated between Khorfakkan Beach and Luluya Beach, and comprises 45 eco-friendly units with choices of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms, and a private royal suite with swimming pool. In addition, the 187,000 sq m project which is being developed on the slopes of the Al Soueifa mountain, will feature a restaurant, gym, kids play zone, reception, and lobby.
 
Various attractions around the project will be connected via walking routes and tracks with a completion date set for March 2022.
 
Luxury hotel and waterpark in Khorfakkan: Al Sarkal also announced the development of a new 28,000 sq m hospitality project in Khorfakkan, opposite the Khorfakkan Port, to cater to the needs of families and adventurers seeking new hospitality experiences.
 
He revealed that the project will feature 75 luxurious units, UAE’s first waterpark in the east coast, shopping complex, restaurant, gym, spa, marina, and residential units.
 
Hotel in the City of Kalba: Announcing the new hospitality project in Kalba on Sharjah’s eastern coast, Al Sarkal stated that this region, which lies on the southern coast of the UAE next to the Kalba waterfront project. Shurooq’s new 12,500 sq m project here lies in the vicinity of the region’s renowned diving locations. It includes 80 units, two restaurants including a café in the lobby, a gym, spa, swimming pool and meeting halls.
 
Al Bridi Resort and Petting Zoo in Al Dhaid: Al Sarkal noted that the Al Bridi Resort in Al Dhaid in Sharjah’s central region is being developed in partnership with the Environment and Protected Areas Authority, as part of the Sharjah Safari project, the largest safari in the world outside Africa. It is expected to start at the end of this year.
 
Al Sarkal also announced that Shurooq has started developing Al Dhaid Farm, the city’s first petting zoo experience, near The Flag Square in Al Dhaid, which is set to feature a wide range of entertainment activities and experiences for families and children along with domestic farm animals.
 
Expansion of retreats: Shurooq also announced it has begun plans to expand both Mysk Kingfisher Retreat in Kalba and Mysk Al Badayer Retreat in the natural dunes of Al Badayer, in response to the growing demand which both destinations experienced over the past years.
 
Mysk Kingfisher Retreat will house 20 new luxurious tents, varying between 4-bedroom and 2-bedroom units, and Mysk Al Badayer Retreat will house 15 new tents for an oasis, in addition to an outdoor swimming pool open to all guests at the retreat.
 
Shurooq has been leading the development of various world-class award-winning hospitality projects across the emirate of Sharjah, in line with its vision to diversify investment opportunities and strategic partnerships in the emirate’s growing eco-tourism, family tourism, cultural tourism and adventure tourism sectors, in addition to other sectors such as hospitality, retail, entertainment and more. 
 



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