Camping – or “glamping” – in the UAE is about to get a whole lot more luxurious.

A new luxury getaway is set to open in Sharjah and it’s to be known as the ‘Moon Retreat’, located in the midst of Mleiha.

Developed by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), the eco-friendly destination will be the ideal place for a unique overnight stay for those who love the desert or who want to experience what “glamping” has to offer.

This luxury oasis is the latest addition to Shurooq’s Sharjah Collection, which already includes Mysk Al Faya Retreat (where Emirates Woman’s recent cover shoot took place) and Mysk Al Badayer Retreat.


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Set to open in the first quarter of 2021, the completed Moon Retreat will house 10 single bed domes, two single-bed tents and four tents for families. It’s glamping at its finest with all of the tents and domes having everything you need for a relaxing getaway, including private pools which are available with the majority of the lodgings.

As for activities, guests can enjoy stargazing at night and during the day hikes through the incredible landscapes of Mleiha or visit the Mleiha Archaeological Centre.

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In terms of food, there will be ready-to-grill meals available to pre-order which can be cooked up in the private lodgings with a barbeque or there’s also the option to use the communal barbeque area.

To enjoy this one-of-a-kind getaway in the UAE you’ll have to wait just a little longer as the retreat is only about 75 per cent complete right now. However, it’s set to open in Q1 of this year, so there’s not long to wait!

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