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Al Bait Sharjah opens doors
January 2019 1654

Al Bait Sharjah, a new boutique luxury resort was officially inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, last month. The Emirati inspired, five-star resort is located in Heart of Sharjah – a cultural heritage site in the UAE.

Al Bait Sharjah is the latest offering on General Hotel Management’s list of hospitality properties and features a collection of four heritage houses once owned by local families closely intertwined with Sharjah’s history.

Al Bait, which translates to ‘the home’ is part of an Emirati conservation project in Sharjah spearheaded by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq).

With general manager Patrick Moukarzel at its helm, the resort is set to raise the bar of luxury hospitality in the emirate. The boutique property, which is valued at Dh200 million ($54.4 million), is home to 53 luxury rooms and suites, and a range of facilities and amenities including, an array of dining offerings inspired by Middle Eastern and Far Eastern cuisines, a luxury hammam, a helipad for the ultimate arrival, a fleet of 2019 Mercedes and an iconic 1967 Mercedes Pullman limousine.

The new luxurious property also features a museum and a library, with stories and archives on Sharjah’s history and the history of Al Midfa family and Al Naboodah family, who share a significant influence and presence in the emirate of Sharjah since the 1950s.

The hotel is also connected to various facilities and hotspots in the Heart of Sharjah project, such as Souq Al Arsah and Souq Al Masqoof. Guests will have an easy access to experiences in and around the Heart of Sharjah project.

His Excellency Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, executive chairman, Shurooq, said, “Shurooq is committed to enhancing Sharjah's appeal as an investment, tourism, and business destination, guided by our traditions and inspired by innovation. With Al Bait Hotel, we have brought Shurooq’s boutique hotel concept to life, where guests who seek the perfect balance of luxury and authenticity will be able to immerse themselves in true Emirati surroundings, and experience second-to-none Arabic hospitality.”

“The colourful heritage of Sharjah is beautifully preserved in this uber-luxurious address in the emirate. Our focus and objective behind the launch of this new luxury property to take guests on a journey during a time before oil was discovered in Sharjah, and to invest in preserving a history of authenticity and rich heritage; being delivered directly to tourists,” he added.

Al Bait Sharjah is located in an ambitious restoration project – Heart of Sharjah - a unique development that follows traditional Sharjah architecture built upon the original foundations of old houses that once belonged to the most esteemed families in the country. Heart of Sharjah seeks to revitalise the heritage district and introduce visitors to its glorious past, transforming restaurants, cafes, art galleries and atmospheric local bazaars where tourists can experience the UAE’s cultural and social fabric. ”  




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