Al Bait Sharjah, a new boutique 5-star luxury resort in Sharjah officially opened on Thursday.
The new hotel becomes the first 5-star luxury hospitality brand in the UAE built on and inspired by rich Emirati heritage and culture
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). The hotel is the latest on GHM’s international list of hospitality properties, and features a collection of four heritage houses once owned by local families closely intertwined with Sharjah’s history.
The boutique property, which is valued at AED200 million, is home to 53 luxury rooms and suites, and a range of facilities including an array of dining offerings inspired by Middle East and Far Eastern cuisines, a luxury hammam, a helipad, a fleet of 2019 Mercedes cars, and an iconic 1967 Mercedes Pullman limousine.
The new property also features a museum and a library, with stories and archives on Sharjah’s history, and the history Al Midfa and Al Naboodah families, who shared 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 the souq Al Arsah, and Souq Al Masqoof.
HE 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 Arabic hospitality.”
“The colourful heritage of Sharjah is beautifully preserved at this luxurious address in the emirate. Our focus and objective behind the launch of this new luxury property is to take guests on a journey during a time before oil was discovered in Sharjah, and to invest in preserving the history of authenticity and rich heritage,” he added.
On his part, Patrick Moukarzel general manager of Al Bait Sharjah, said: “This is an exciting time for Sharjah and the global tourism industry, as we celebrate the debut of a property that is set to redefine authentic tourism in the UAE and the Gulf Region.”
“Al Bait Sharjah is set to be the beating pulse of the Heart of Sharjah project, and we are excited to have our expertise and our quality of services integrated with the luxury and cultural genuineness of Al Bait resort, delivering a hospitality service and experience like no other. Our aim is to ensure that every corner and every delicacy reflects on the Emirati heritage and on our quality offerings and services to our guests.”