The tourism department of the emirate of Sharjah has opened a new glamping site at Mleiha, giving adventurers one more reason to visit. Hurry, before the winter’s gone and sun’s upon us!
Visitors have the opportunity to spend the night in a yurt-style tent at the base of Al Faya mountain while being surrounded by the archaeological riches for which the area is famous through the new Mleiha Glamping experience.
In addition to sleeping outside, visitors can dine al fresco and participate in a 20-minute stargazing tour given by astronomy professionals. Prior to a 10am checkout, guests are taken on a 4×4 desert trip across the Mleiha sands to the ideal location to witness the sunrise the next morning.
Five yurts make up the campground; the regular size can accommodate two individuals, while family tents can accommodate up to two adults and two children. There is bedding, including pillows and beds, as well as clothing racks, lanterns, and rugs in the tents.
Guests are driven in an all-terrain Mercedes Unimog to the glamping site at 5 pm, daily. The site’s main lounge will provide welcoming refreshments for visitors.
Dinner options for guests include setting up their own grill or selecting from a variety of carefully picked set dishes that will be prepared by chefs on-site and served beneath the stars.
Travelers can join a 4×4 drive over the dunes early in the morning after a restful night’s sleep to experience the best sunset views. A customary picnic breakfast is served back at camp.
As for the cost, a basic tent that sleeps two adults costs AED 1,295 ($352), while a family tent which comfortably fits in two adults, and two kids cost AED 1,550. Additionally, large groups looking for a private experience can reserve the entire space.
For those interested in learning more about the region’s historical and archaeological findings, which stretch back to the Paleolithic Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, and the pre-Islamic period, complimentary entry to the Mleiha Museum is offered as part of the stay.