The property comprises 21 rooms, which include 11 deluxe-king and 10 deluxe-twin rooms in addition to seven one-bedroom king and three 2-bedroom twin tent accommodations. Each accommodation is quintessentially Arabian, fitted with the best modern comforts.Al Badayer is one of the most popular tourist areas in Sharjah and the UAE, favoured by dune bashers, camping enthusiasts and international tourists flying in to savour authentic Emirati experiences.
In 2017, Shurooq began an AED130 million project to raise Sharjah’s profile as a destination for luxury ecotourism through the ‘Sharjah Collection’.
All three of the Sharjah Collection’s high-end boutique destinations – the Kingfisher Lodge in Kalba, Al Faya Lodge close to the Fossil Rock area in Mleiha and Al Badayer Oasis in Al Badayer Desert – have been met Shurooq’s projected two-year completion timeline.
Al Badayer Oasis offers two speciality and an all-day dining experience. The 58-seater Nizwa restaurant offers authentic and traditional dishes influenced by destinations from the Silk Route. The all-day dining restaurant, Al Madam, can serve 88 diners at once and is a modern-day eatery serving international and regional fare.
Al Badayer Oasis also has a 50-seater meeting room that can be booked by organisations to host workshops or meetings through a number of seating arrangements.
Speaking about this property, HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, executive chairman of Shurooq, said: “Al Badayer Oasis offers a fully-integrated hospitality experience in the heart of a tranquil desert. The resort offers the truest reflection of the landscape in which our ancestors set out to build their earliest settlements and begin the ‘Emirati way of life’. Through this eco-oasis, Shurooq aims to advance responsible tourism practices and wildlife conservation in the UAE and Sharjah, and to support the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority’s (SCTDA) Sharjah Vision 2021, which is to attract 10 million tourists into the emirate.“These non-traditional tourism projects perfectly align with Shurooq’s vision to set new benchmarks for eco-luxury destinations and exceed expectations of the most discerning traveller. The AED 60 million destination has been designed to offer citizens, residents and tourists an incredible variety of experiences and activities to indulge in – a different kind of relaxation bringing to life meaningful connections to their surroundings inspired by ancient caravanserai,” Al Sarkal added.
Simon Coombs, president & CEO of Shaza Hotels, added: “We are delighted to expand our presence in the UAE with a unique property like Al Badayer Oasis, another successful project with Shurooq. We are thrilled for this partnership and look forward to delivering unparalleled experiences to Sharjah. It is a superb addition to our growing portfolio of hotels in the Middle East and will be the perfect choice for travellers looking for novel and immersive experiences amid nature and wilderness.”