Al Badayer Oasis welcomes guests

Al Badayer Oasis by Mysk, a $16.3 million Shurooq venture opens doors

AL Badayer Oasis by Mysk, the third property in Sharjah Investment and Development Authority's (Shurooq) ‘Sharjah Collection’, opened doors last month in central Sharjah’s Al Badayer Desert.

It joins the other two boutique high-end destinations, the Kingfisher Lodge in Kalba and Al Faya Lodge close to the Fossil Rock area in Mleiha, completing Shurooq’s ‘Sharjah Collection’, an ambitious $35.4 million project to raise Sharjah’s profile as a destination for luxury ecotourism.

This picturesque oasis is first of its kind in the UAE with a unique design inspired by traditional Emirati heritage. With its burnt orange dunes, Al Badayer Desert 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.

A perfect place for relaxing after a day of adrenaline-fueled desert excitement, guests have the option to choose from the oasis’s 21 rooms, which include 11 deluxe-king and 10 deluxe-twin rooms in addition to seven 1-bedroom king and three 2-bedroom twin tent accommodations. Each accommodation is quintessentially Arabian, fitted with the best modern comforts. 

The Sharjah Collection is managed by ‘Mysk by Shaza’, a leading hotel management brand known for its vast hospitality experiences based on the region’s authentic culture and heritage.

Al Badayer Oasis offers two speciality and an all-day dining experience, a luxurious indoor swimming pool, a state-of-the-art health club and a business centre. Al Badayer Oasis can be booked fully for destination weddings or other private occasions, which can be hosted at the oasis’s spacious amphitheatre and courtyard areas.

Al Badayer Oasis offers customised desert experiences featuring dune bashing, buggies, quad biking, horse riding, desert safaris and camel tours. Natural expeditions to observe wildlife in its natural state, stargazing under a clear desert night sky and night-time theatre, can also be enjoyed.

Breakfast on dunes and dinner atop the Al Bury Tower allows guests to cut-off completely from the bustle of the city and enjoy tranquillity in the lap of nature. A true taste of Emirati culture is offered to guests by arranging through falcon shows and archery games, art of henna, and more.

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 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 Dh60 million ($16.3 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.