Al Bait Sharjah, a new boutique five-start luxury resort in Sharjah, UAE was officially inaugurated on
Thursday, December 13 th by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the
Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah. The new hotel becomes the first 5-star luxury hospitality brand in the
UAE built on and inspired by rich Emirati heritage and culture.
The official opening, which was led by His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, was also under the presence of
Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah
Media Council, Sheikh Salem Bin Abdul Rahman Al Qasimi, Director of the office of His Highness the
Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Mohammed bin Humaid Al Qasimi, Director of Sharjah Department of Statistics
and Community Development (DSCD)and a number of senior officials from Sharjah’s state entities along
with local and international journalists and influential personalities.
Al Bait, which translates to ‘The Home’ is part of an Emirati conservation project in Sharjah spearheaded
by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq). The hotel is the latest on GHM’s
illustrious international list of hospitality properties, andfeatures a collection of four heritage houses once
owned by local families closely intertwined with Sharjah’s history. The five-star luxury resort is located in
Heart of Sharjah – a major cultural heritage site in the UAE.
Raising the bar and pioneering luxury hospitality in Sharjah, the resort is set to put the destination on the
map. The boutique property, which is valued at AED 200 million,ishome to 53 luxury rooms and suites,
and a range of facilities and amenities including, an array of dining offerings inspired by Middle Eastern
and Far Eastern cuisines, a luxury hammam, a helipad for the ultimate arrival, a fleet of 2019 Mercedes
and an iconic 1967 Mercedes Pullman limousine.
The new luxurious property also features a museum and a library, with stories and archives on Sharjah’s
history, and the history Al Midfa family and Al Naboodah family, whom shared a significant influence and
presence in the emirate of Sharjah since the 1950s. The hotel is also connected to various facilities and
hotspots in the Heart of Sharjah project, such as Souq Al Arsah and Souq Al Masqoof, through which
guests and tourists can have easy access to further experiences in and around the Heart of Sharjah
His Excellency Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, Executive Chairman, Shurooq, said: “Shurooq is committed
to enhancing Sharjah's appeal as an investment, tourism, and business destination, guided by our
traditions and inspired by innovation. With Al Bait Hotel, we have brought Shurooq’s boutique hotel
concept to life, where guests who seek the perfect balance of luxury and authenticity will be able to
immerse themselves in true Emirati surroundings, and experience second-to-none Arabic hospitality.”
“The colourful heritage of Sharjah is beautifully preserved in this uber-luxurious address in the emirate.
Our focus and objective behind the launch of this new luxury property to take guests on a journey during
a time before oil was discovered in Sharjah, and to invest in preserving a history of authenticity and rich
heritage; being delivered directly to tourists,” he added.
On his part, Patrick Moukarzel General Manager of Al Bait Sharjah, said: “This is an exciting time for
Sharjah and the global tourism industry, as we celebrate the debut of a luxury property that is set to
redefine authentic tourism in the UAE and the Gulf Region.”
He continued: “Al Bait Sharjah is set to be the beating pulse of the Heart of Sharjah project, and we are
excited to have our expertise and our quality of services integrated with the luxury and cultural
genuineness of Al Bait resort, delivering a hospitality service and experience like no other. Our aim is to
ensure that every corner and every delicacy reflects on the rich Emirati heritage and on our quality
offerings and services to our guests.”
Al Bait Sharjah’s is situated in the UAE’s most ambitious historical restoration project known as Heart of
Sharjah – a distinctly unique development which follows traditional Sharjah architecture built upon the
original foundations of old houses that once belonged to the most esteemed families in the country. Heart
of Sharjah seeks to revitalise the heritage district and introduce visitors to its glorious past, transforming
restaurants, cafes, art galleries and atmospheric local bazaars where tourists can experience the UAE’s
cultural and social fabric.