More money is being invested in a new Sharjah desert resort to expand facilities, according to Sharjah Investment and development Authority (Shurooq).
An AED15 million extension is to be built on to the Al Badayer Oasis project which is currently under construction.
Overlooking the golden sand dunes of Sharjah’s middle region, Al Badayer Oasis will have two new buildings added alongside its existing components, with the investment increasing from AED45 million to AED60 million.
Despite the new construction elements, the project’s anticipated completion date remains the same, said Shurooq in a statement.
The first of Al Badayer Oasis’s two new buildings features 10 rooms designed to cater to individuals and groups and provide premium hotel services, while the second features a gym.
Developed over 24,000 square metres, Al Badayer Oasis comprises a camp, a resort, a lodge and a host of restaurants and cafés. Other facilities for guests include an amphitheatre for live entertainment events, a mosque, tents, shops, kiosks, turrets and parking areas for cars and buses.
Al Badayer Oasis project is located a 40-minute drive away from the city of Sharjah and is one of several projects from Shurooq that have a focus on promoting Sharjah through prominent sustainable developments.
Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq, said: “The implementation of the Al Badayer Oasis project forms part of Shurooq’s comprehensive plan to develop all regions in the Emirate of Sharjah and to do so by ensuring a wealth of facilities to provide something for everyone.
"The project is extremely important because it is located at Al Badayer region near the largest and most impressive sand dunes in the UAE."
Al Badayer desert is already a popular destination for adventurers, adrenaline junkies and petrol-heads, with dune bashing with powerful SUVs and quad bikes daily activities from sunrise to sunset.
Al Sarkal added: “Once completed, we fully expect that Al Badayer Oasis will become a first choice destination for both residents and tourists in the UAE who wish to experience the incredible natural beauty and topography of the desert environment.
"The centre will offer a spectrum of pursuits, from high-octane adventure to more serene activities and the two new buildings will add metropolitan comforts to what is a fantastic outdoor experience away from the city lights."
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