By Staff writer
Resort will include 45 vacation villas, modelled on desert marquees; project set for late-2019 completion
Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced plans for its Mleiha Desert Resort, a five-star desert resort in the emirate.
The authority said in a statement that it has signed an agreement with Al Wanis, a Qatari tourism company, to develop the AED60 million project.
Mleiha Desert Resort will offer a range full hotel services, restaurants, cafés, a health club, swimming pool and many other hospitality facilities associated with a world-class resort, it said.
The resort will include 45 exclusively designed vacation villas, modelled on desert marquees, each with the luxury of its own decking and private swimming pool.
The “Royal Suite”, which is one four living options at the resort, encompasses a space of 167 sq m, and includes two uniquely designed rooms and a private swimming pool.
Additional options include the “King Suite”, expected to encompass a total space of 155 sq m, “Junior Suite”, encompassing a total space of 90 sq m and the “Standard Suite” which offers a unique living on a total space of 85 sq m.
The new resort, situated at the heart of the Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism project on a natural landscape between the area’s bespoke dunes and the famous Fossil Rock, is scheduled for completion towards the end of 2019.
Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO, Shurooq, said: “We aim to increase the reach and expand the scope of the emirate's tourism sector and this new partnership is a highly significant indicator that we are having that impact.
“The new resort has marked a new milestone in our development efforts for the Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism project, since we’ve announced the area’s multiple investment opportunities for hotel and commercial operators many years ago. Our goals are not simply to encourage investment, but to sustain it. We inform, guide and advise potential partners and provide them with reliable, accurate information to help them make the right investment decisions. Sharjah increasingly becomes the right decision.”