Make your UAE National Day celebrations truly memorable with an array of immersive experiences, in the middle of wilderness, at the Sharjah Collection by Mysk. Embark on an exquisite journey of relaxation and discovery at the picturesque Kingfisher Lodge, Al Faya Lodge and Al Badayer Oasis and experience the ancient Arabian culture and traditions with glamorous camping reminiscent of a bygone era. It is only here that you wake up to breath-taking views of the beach, mountains and desert from your bed.
Shaji Abu Salih, Corporate Director – Business Development, Shaza Hotels, said, “The National Day is one of the most celebrated days in the UAE and presents a unique opportunity to tourists and residents alike to discover the rich traditions of the Emirati culture. The occasion is dually joyous this year with an extended weekend giving guests a chance to enjoy the perfect staycation. Luxurious accommodation and facilities combine with true Arabian heritage and hospitality to take guests on an enchanting journey at Kingfisher Lodge, Al Faya Lodge and Al Badayer Oasis. We take this opportunity to wish all residents and visitors a very happy UAE National Day.”
Kingfisher Lodge – Sharjah Collection by Mysk
The arid island landscape, water, air, and wildlife create an awe-inspiring encounter at Kalba on the east coast of Sharjah. Set on this piece of heaven enveloped by the Gulf of Oman is Kingfisher Lodge. The beauty of the pristine beach and Indian Ocean waters is matched perfectly by refined interiors in soft beiges, blues and desert browns. Savour the tranquillity as you kayak through mangroves, watch sea turtles hatch, nest and swim, catch a glimpse of many rare bird species and the wildlife that all define Khor Kalba as a globally important wetland.
Activities in the Area
A world of adventure surrounds you at Kingfisher Lodge. From exploring the mangroves to relaxing on the sandy beaches, the days are filled with interesting sights, sounds and action. Head to the Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre, where the rich biodiversity of the region’s mountain habitats is protected. Spot some of the thirty different species that roam the mountains whilst learning about flora and fauna unique to this part of the mountains of the UAE. Love the water? A host of activities are on offer from diving to fishing. Kingfisher Lodge is the perfect place to slow down, breathe and just be.
Kingfisher Lodge offers a healthy organic culinary experience for in-house guests with all day dining. Al Korum boasts an enticing a la carte menu of international and local dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
For reservations Call: +971 09 201 1900 or
Al Faya Lodge – Sharjah Collection by Mysk
Embracing its heritage, the Al Faya Lodge features just five rooms, masterfully combining its original features with contemporary feel and luxe modernity. On site are one-of-a-kind hands-free saltwater spa, a dining room, reception room, library and viewing deck, with every aspect of the design emphasizing its surroundings. Bedrooms feature a skylight for star-gazing at night with a fire pit primed for recapping the day’s many adventures.
The restaurant at Al Faya lodge offers food for the soul. A roadside diner – both guests and visitors – can indulge in its sumptuous meals. Featuring produce that is locally sourced, guests can enjoy their meals whilst gazing out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. For those looking for an extra special experience, barbeques can be arranged or a private dinner under the stars upon request.
Located in its own building, privacy is key with calming views across the desert. Guests can embark on a wellness journey as they venture through the herbal and Himalayan salt rooms, before heading to the tropical walk which is an immersive sensory experience through a 270-degree shower path with different water pressures, therapeutic lighting and calming sounds. Promoting both physical and mental health, the rooms aid in reducing inflammations, helping those with respiratory issues and improve overall well-being among others. A private swimming pool awaits allowing for an ideal spot to sit back and embrace nature.
For reservations Call: +971 06 538 7857 or
Al Badayer Oasis – Sharjah Collection by Mysk
‘Doors to Dunes of Emirati Lifestyle’. Close your eyes and imagine a caravanserai coming from a long way along the Silk Road. That would be the perfect example of what the Al Badayer Oasis presents. A picturesque desert stop set against the sweeping dunes of central Sharjah. Live in a traditional Arabian castle from the age of times decorated with the comfort of modernity. Rooms are all adorned with Arabian culture and ornaments, leaving you with 1001 memories to reminiscent. Feel the attentive welcome evocative of an Emirati home.
Al Badayer Oasis offers diners a choice of two dining venues – a specialty restaurant and an all-day dining outlet. The ‘Nizwa’ is a specialty restaurant that boasts cuisines influenced by destinations from the Silk Route. The setting is contemporary and stylish while the food is traditional in taste and presentation. ‘Al Madam’ is characterized by a contemporary design and interpretation of a modern-day eatery with elements of local charm. It offers a buffet breakfast and an à la carte menu for lunch and dinner featuring international and regional fare.
Spend the day lounging as you enjoy the sun’s kisses on your skin, experience the art of Hena or even go on an adrenaline-fueled adventure exploring the desert’s gems with desert safaris, sand boarding, dune bashing, stargazing and falconry displays. Unmarked mountain routes and purpose-built trails mean both novice and experienced mountain bikers can explore Sharjah’s territories on two wheels. Take a stroll along the golden glistening sand as it mystically sets on you vibrant energy with every footprint engraved along its path.
For reservations Call: +971 06 801 2020 or
About Shaza Hotels
Shaza is one of the leading luxury hotel brands in the Middle East, characterised by its dedication to offering true Arabian hospitality inspired by the traditions and culture of the legendary Silk Route and reflected by the supremely elegant Middle Eastern style décor and serene ambiance that is appreciated by the most discerning travellers. Shaza is a member of Global Hotel Alliance (GHA)
About Sharjah Collection
The Sharjah Collection unveils the soul of Sharjah and reveals the essence of this Emirate through the balance of luxurious accommodation, heritage, Arabian culture and hospitality, adventure and intimate encounters with the natural landscape. It is a group of distinctive boutique hotels, eco-retreats and lodges purposefully located in key locations throughout the Sharjah Emirate that will take you on an exquisite journey on the Eastern winds and sands of time. Kingfisher Lodge, Al Faya Lodge and Al Badayer Oasis are hallmarks of Sharjah’s identity each with its own distinctive allure. At any of the Sharjah Collection accommodations, you will enjoy an illustrious experience that will leave you breathless, nostalgic, enchanted and bringing back cultural riches.
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