Hotel Overview: Al Badayer Retreat, Sharjah

“Doors to Dunes of Emirati Lifestyle”. Close your eyes and imagine a caravanserai coming from a long way along the Silk Road. That would be the perfect example of what the Al Badayer Retreat presents. A picturesque desert stop set against the sweeping dunes of central Sharjah.

Spend a night or two in a traditional Arabian castle from the age of times decorated with the comfort of modernity. Rooms are all adorned with Arabian culture and ornaments, leaving you with 1001 memories to reminiscent. Feel the attentive welcome evocative of an Emirati home.

Al Badayer Retreat offers specialty Emirati cuisine and an all-day dining restaurant. The 58-seater Nizwa is a specialty restaurant that offers cuisines influenced by destinations from the Silk Route. The setting is contemporary and stylish while food plating and service is traditional in taste and presentation.

Enjoy the site of the sun hanging lazily over you with the sight of sand dunes climbing to its horizon. Experience the feeling of living like a sultan in an empire hemmed in by the golden sweeping dunes. Recharge your vibes as you sail across Al Badayer’s immense Emirati Lifestyle. Watch out though that you might get accustomed to this living which will leave you hooked on and wanting more. A great vacation getaway where you will carry back authentic cultural riches.

Enjoy the gym’s amenities to get your muscles ready and prepared to take on the desert’s adventures. Should you get urgent work, then no sweats needed since the oasis presents you with a meeting room fit to your caliber.

Al Badayer Retreat - Globe Trotting Memories


The general design of the room is reminiscent of caravanserais. It is an expression of traditional architecture, not cliché, yet maintaining elements of the Arabian culture. You can choose between staying in a fully equipped tent or in a room depending on the journey you would like to foster.

Al Badayer Retreat has 21 Rooms and 10 tents

  • 11 Deluxe Room King
  • 10 Deluxe Room Twin
  • 7 Tents – 1 Bedroom King
  • 3 Tents – 2 Bedroom King / Twin

Hotel Facilities

  • Specialty Restaurant
  • All Day Dining
  • Business Centre
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Indoor pool
  • Health Club
  • Direct Dial Phones / VoiceMail
  • 7 One Bedroom Tent
  • 3 Two-Bedroom Tent
  • Air conditioning / Individual climate control
  • LED TV and Cable Satellite TV channels
  • Complimentary high-speed internet access
  • In-room refreshment center


Spend the day lounging as you enjoy the sun’s kisses on your skin, experience the art of Hena or even go on an adrenaline-fueled adventure exploring the desert’s gems with desert safaris, sandboarding, dune bashing, stargazing, and falconry displays. Unmarked mountain routes and purpose-built trails mean both novice and experienced mountain bikers can explore Sharjah’s territories on two wheels. Take a stroll along the golden glistening sand as it mystically sets on you vibrant energy with every footprint engraved along its path.

A spacious amphitheater adorns the heart of the Caravanserai, which will host intimate, live events under the stars. Al Badayer Retreat will also be a popular destination for 4 x 4 trips, quad biking, horse riding, desert safaris, and camel tours.

Dining and Entertainment at Al Badayer Retreat

Al Badayer Retreat will offer a traditional culinary experience for in-house guests as well as non-residents.

Al Madam (International) $$

The All-Day Dining restaurant is a contemporary design and interpretation of a modern-day eatery with elements of local character. ‘Al Madam’ will offer buffet breakfast, either a buffet / prefixed menu for lunch/dinner and a la carte menu including international and regional fare

Nizwa (Middle Eastern) $$

Nizwa restaurant offers authentic and traditional dishes influenced by destinations from the Silk Route, served through an inspired Emirati-theme and taste under a contemporary and stylish setting.

About Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Sharjah is an emirate, part of the United Arab Emirates on the Arabian Gulf, considered as the rich cultural capital of the Middle East. Traditionally more family-oriented than its southern neighbor Dubai, which is known for its tall skyscrapers, nightlife, and shop-till-you-drop malls. Sharjah takes a more subtle approach concentrating on culture and history is widely considered the nation’s cultural capital.

Sharjah is home to some of the best museums and art galleries in the country such as the restored Sharjah Heritage Area and the riveting vast history of the Mleiha Archaeological Site. Not to mention the adrenaline-fueled adventures at the heart of its deserts and rich wildlife. This emirate is doing more than anywhere else in the UAE, to preserve its heritage which explains why UNESCO declared it the Cultural Capital of the Arab World in 1998 with recognition reaffirmed in 2014.

About Sharjah Collection

Shurooq launched the Sharjah Collection, a boutique hotel concept, as part of its ongoing strategy to promote the Emirate as one of the region’s leading cultural tourist spots. Mysk by Shaza is a bold and friendly theatre of life that puts the spotlight on the ever-evolving Arabian Lifestyle. Shaza is named after a fragrance that travels on the Eastern winds – a dream made with the base note of musk. Mysk is a fresh breeze that carries the essence of Shaza’s fragrance. It adds a signature aroma to the theatrical experience of life. Mysk is the theatre of life, where culture and heritage take the guest on a festive journey filled with joviality and excitement. The Sharjah Collection unveils the soul of Sharjah and reveals the essence of this Emirate through the balance of luxurious accommodation, heritage, Arabian culture and hospitality, adventure and intimate encounters with the natural landscape. It is a group of distinctive boutique hotels, eco- retreats purposefully located in key locations throughout the Sharjah EmiratethatwilltakeyouonanexquisitejourneyontheEasternwinds and sands of time. Kingfisher Retreat, Al Badayer Retreat, and Al Faya Retreat are hallmarks of Sharjah’s identity each with its own distinctive allure. At any of the Sharjah Collection accommodations, you will enjoy an illustrious experience that will leave you breathless, nostalgic, enchanted and bringing back cultural riches. Travel the mystical winds adding an aroma of Mysk to your journey and capture the Arabian enchantment.

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