4 trips that showcase the fascinating heritage of the United Arab Emirates
You know what you need after a four day break, don’t you? Yes, you got it, another break and these stays in these four historic beauties of the emirate of Sharjah are just the ticket.
You might not be ready for a break just yet, but that’s okay as these stays are available all summer. However, you will need to leave the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and travel to Sharjah. Therefore, before booking, it would be wise to check for COVID-19 testing updates in order to return to Abu Dhabi.
We don’t usually direct people far from Abu Dhabi, but book one of these four summer stays and you will have a window into the amazingly fascinating heritage of the UAE and the diverse natural landscape of Sharjah, giving you a glimpse of a side of the United Arab Emirates that you may not have known before.
These vacation packages perfectly combine luxury and heritage in the natural landscape of the United Arab Emirates. So let’s see what is on offer.
The Chedi Al Bait Sharjah and the three eco-retreats – Mysk Kingfisher Retreat, Mysk Al Badayer Retreat and Mysk Al Faya Retreat – all developed under the Sharjah Collection brand and managed by ‘Mysk by Shaza’, are ideal for a long, busy weekend. -end, a day’s stay, and also offer the option of booking a room, a tent or even the entire retreat for, say, a wedding.
Take the Chedi Al Bait Sharjah, which features indulgent spas, a menu to die for, and a fascinating glimpse into UAE history and culture. The five-star luxury resort, which was named UAE’s most luxurious hotel in 2019, offers exclusive Home Away From Home packages aimed at pampering yourself.
The three Mysk Kingfisher retreats, Mysk Al Badayer Retreat and Mysk Al Faya Retreat, are all located on the east coast of Sharjah.
Mysk Kingfisher Retreat will encourage you to relax and soak up the rich nature and biodiversity of Kalba. The eco-retreat overlooks the Al Qurm Nature Reserve, famous for its biodiversity-rich ecosystem of mangrove forests and rare species of birds, turtles, fish and deer.
Valid until the end of September 2020, staycation packages here start from AED 999, and there are deals that include spa treatments, tent barbecue, and more.
Head to the rolling dunes to discover Mysk Al Faya Retreat, which sits in the foothills of the sandy mountain range. Here you can explore the majestic Mleiha d Desert and take part in the adventurous and thrilling experiences offered by the archeology and ecotourism Mleiha de Shurooq. From female-only saltwater pool access from AED 500 and up, Al Faya Retreat’s stay offers feature single rooms from AED 1,199 and even the choice to ‘own’ the five bedroom retreat for 2,500 AED.
You can also choose to experience traditional Arabian hospitality at Mysk Al Badayer Retreat, a quiet desert stopover set against the vast dunes of Sharjah’s famous Al Badayer Desert. Room rates here start from AED 320 and tent rates start from AED 1,100
Choose this retreat and you’ll have access to an indoor pool and health club, not to mention those desert dune adventures.
Book Mysk Al Faya Retreat and The Chedi Al Bait Sharjah and you will get free tickets to Mleiha Archaeological Center, Al Noor Island, Al Montazah Parks and City Sightseeing Sharjah. This offer is valid for a maximum of two adults and two children (per room, per stay) for a limited time.