We can’t wait to check this out…

While all eyes have been on the UAE’s successful mission to Mars recently, there’s a new out-of-this-world experience available closer to home. The Moon Retreat will soon open in Sharjah, bringing a luxury glamping site to the Martian-like landscapes of Mleiha.

When it opens in the first quarter of 2021, the family-friendly Moon Retreat will be home to 10 single-bed domes, four family tents and two single-bed tents. Each of these lodgings is kitted out with all the amenities you could need for a comfortable stay – and most of the domes and tents will also feature private pools.


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What to do at Moon Retreat

Hiking through the rugged Mleiha landscape will be high on the agenda for most visitors, along with visits to the nearby Mleiha Archaeological Centre, where you can spot fossils, artefacts and Bronze Age tombs.

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As nightfalls, one of the highlights of a stay at Moon Retreat will be the incredible stargazing opportunities, with the lack of light pollution in the region affording stunning views of the night sky.

On the food front, you can pre-order a barbecue kit to cook up on your private grill, then gather around the communal bonfire, barbecue and reception area to pass the time with your fellow guests.

The eco-minded retreat is the latest addition to Shurooq’s Sharjah Collection, which also includes Mysk Al Faya Retreat and Mysk Al Badayer Retreat in the nearby Al Badayer Desert.

While an official open date is yet to be provided, the developers state that it is 25 per cent off completion, with an expected opening date of Q1 2021.

Moon Retreat, Mleiha, Sharjah, opening soon. @shurooqsharjah

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