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In pictures: Sultan Al Qasimi visits Sharjah's eco-retreat Al Faya Lodge and Al Badayer Oasis

Al Badayer Oasis in Al Badayer and Al Faya Lodge in Mleiha, which fall under the "Sharjah Collection" - the luxury hospitality brand of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), operated and fall under the management of the Mysk by Shaza brand

In pictures: Sultan Al Qasimi visits Sharjah's eco-retreat Al Faya Lodge and Al Badayer Oasis

Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, today visited Al Faya Retreat nestled in the heart of the Mleiha desert and the Al Badayer Retreat situated in the Al Badayer desert (Photos courtesy of WAM)

In pictures: Sultan Al Qasimi visits Sharjah's eco-retreat Al Faya Lodge and Al Badayer Oasis

The two retreats are part of the Sharjah Collection – the luxury hospitality brand of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, managed by Mysk by Shaza

In pictures: Sultan Al Qasimi visits Sharjah's eco-retreat Al Faya Lodge and Al Badayer Oasis

During his visit to the Al Faya Retreat, Dr. Sheikh Sultan was introduced to all the modern and cultural elements infused into the one-of-its-kind luxury destination

In pictures: Sultan Al Qasimi visits Sharjah's eco-retreat Al Faya Lodge and Al Badayer Oasis

Originally built in the 1960s as two stone buildings, one of which was a medical centre and the second a store near one of the oldest and most important fuelling stations in Sharjah and the UAE for local commuters, the Al Faya Retreat was restored using elements that reflect the general nature of the desert environment. Its floor-to-ceiling windows allow visitors to enjoy stargazing at night

In pictures: Sultan Al Qasimi visits Sharjah's eco-retreat Al Faya Lodge and Al Badayer Oasis

Al Faya Retreat symbolises one of the most unique and authentic hospitality experiences to guests looking to learn about Emirati heritage and its historic culture

In pictures: Sultan Al Qasimi visits Sharjah's eco-retreat Al Faya Lodge and Al Badayer Oasis

The Ruler of Sharjah also visited the Al Badayer Retreat, where he was introduced to the full range of world-class services offered

In pictures: Sultan Al Qasimi visits Sharjah's eco-retreat Al Faya Lodge and Al Badayer Oasis

The retreat is located near the Fossil Rock and is a 10-minute drive away from the Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism project, another destination developed by Shurooq