Residents craving a luxurious escape to a heritage-inspired or desert retreat, or those longing to reconnect with nature after the stay home period do not need to look beyond the bouquet of staycation packages on offer by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq).

Fitting for a lively long weekend, a day’s stay, and with options for booking a room, tent, or even the entire retreat, Shurooq’s staycation packages for the summer and during Eid Al Adha can be availed by UAE residents at The Chedi Al Bait Sharjah, managed by GHM Hotels, and at Shurooq’s three eco-retreats - Kingfisher, Al Badayer and Al Faya – all developed under the Sharjah Collection brand, and managed by ‘Mysk by Shaza’.

According to Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, COO of Shurooq, “Public health safety continues to be our foremost priority as we welcome guests. To instill confidence among visitors to our destinations, Shurooq will ensure the effective implementation of health and safety protocols that offer the highest levels of protection for all our guests, residents and staff.”

He added: “Our extensive precautionary and preventive measures, in line with the UAE government’s guidelines, will address all the safety concerns of our guests, and help create a positive and welcoming environment as we take the first steps towards a return to normalcy.”

Exclusive offer at Sharjah’s most luxurious boutique hotel The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah 

Located in the heart of an ambitious historical refurbishment project – Heart of Sharjah, The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah combines the best of modern comforts and amenities with indulgent spas, gastronomic cuisines, and offers a fascinating glimpse into history and culture.

The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah is a walking distance from the traditional Souqs, Al Shanasiyah, Al Arsa, and Saqr. The hotel houses a museum, which tells the story of this historic 19th century neighborhood and will introduce guests to the Al Midfa’a family whose homes are the foundation of this heritage hotel. Another exclusive privilege hotel guests can enjoy is the The Chedi Al Bait library, which boats a collection of antiquarian and contemporary books.

This five-star luxury hotel was named as the Sharjah’s most luxurious boutique hotel in 2019 and its exclusive summer offers start from a special rate of AED 800+ with breakfast for two. The deal includes AED 200 in hotel credit redeemable in its outlets or upgrade to a higher room category. Furthermore, guests will receive of up to 4 complimentary passes per room, per stay to one of Sharjah’s cultural and historical destinations such as Mleiha Archaeological Centre or Al Noor Island or Sharjah Sightseeing or Al Montazah Parks.

Families that need added privacy can opt for the 3 and 4 bedrooms, with attractive rates starting from AED 5,400+. This staycation package comes with exclusive benefits such as daily breakfast, butler services, free valet, exclusive two hours use of swimming pool, afternoon refreshments in the Majlis, use of private dining room, coffee and tea making facilities in the room, and 50% discount on all laundry services.

All the above offers are valid at The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah, until October 10, 2020 (except public holidays), and all rates are exclusive of 10% service charge and 5% VAT.

Special rates at all Sharjah Collection by Mysk eco-retreats until the end of September

The Sharjah Collection brand’s Mysk Kingfisher Retreat, Mysk Al Badayer Retreat and Mysk Al Faya Retreat, are all endowed with their own distinctive allure.

Mysk Kingfisher Retreat packages

Set on the East coast of Sharjah, Mysk Kingfisher Retreat is a natural hospitality property that awakens the soul and encouraging guests to slow down and blend in with Kalba’s rich nature and biodiversity. The eco-retreat opens out to the Al Qurm Nature Reserve, famed for its rich biodiverse ecosystem of mangrove forests and rare species of birds, turtles, fish and deer. Packages with the weekend rates start from AED 2300 half board plus taxes, and includes experiences such as: Beach clean-up; Meet the turtles; nature walk; Cycle tour; Birdwatching; Eco kids; All about dates; Crabs going home. The retreat also offers sunset yoga; Beach cabana dinner; Barbeque in your tent; and Spa treatment at extra charges. The deals are valid until the end of September 2020.

Mysk Al Faya Retreat packages

Rising out of the enchanting dunes that surround it and nestled at the foothills of sandy mountains, Mysk Al Faya Retreat is where guests can explore the majestic Mleiha desert and partake in adventurous and thrilling experiences provided by Shurooq’s Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism Project. Experiences on offer include: Romantic pool-side dinner; Exclusive barbeque dinner; Read time; Heritage feed; and Hands-free spa. Al Faya Retreat’s staycation deals offer the five-room retreat with rates starting from AED 3,500 plus taxes and an exclusive salt-water pool access.

Mysk Al Badayer Retreat packages

Guests and residents can also choose to experience traditional Arabian hospitality at Mysk Al Badayer Retreat, a tranquil desert stop set against the sweeping dunes of the famous Al Badayer desert in Sharjah. From room rates starting from AED 320 plus taxes and tent rates starting from AED 1,700 plus taxes, Mysk Al Badayer Retreat offers all the comforts of modernity including an indoor pool, a health club, and a getaway for dune bashing enthusiasts and those seeking experiential desert adventures. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of food & entertainment options with “Movie on the dunes”; Falcon show; Arabic Majlis; and Indoor table tennis, while we have exclusive additional meal options such as Al Bury tower romantic dinner and the private barbeque dinner. Those who book a tent stay will have exclusive access to Fat bikes.  

Source: National Network Communications – NNC