Floating Retreat : Luxury Camp in UAE Suspended Between Two Mountains
The Floating Retreat is a one-of-a-kind adrenaline filled luxury experience that offers a thrilling and unique camping experience in the midst of the beautiful Sharjah mountains in the UAE. Inspired by the practice of cliff camping, Floating Retreat is nestled between two rock faces and suspends visitors on hangers in the Sharjah mountains. It elevates the intense experience with a luxurious twist.
The Floating Retreat is programmed to operate between November and May, avoiding the summer heat. The tranquil and serene atmosphere of the Floating Retreat provides the perfect opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and to enjoy a sense of calmness and peace. Emirati architect and Ardh Architects founder Oman Alowais says the Floating Retreat will have “the absence of stress, the quality of calm such as the ones experienced in places with mainly natural features and activities, free from man-made disturbance”.
Upon arriving at the Floating Retreat, you will be welcomed by the operator and directed to the assigned hangers, which are designed to provide a comfortable and luxurious experience while still offering the excitement of camping in nature. The hangers are equipped with all the necessary amenities, including comfortable beds, electricity, and heating. You will also have access to a five-star spa facility at the top of the mountain along with a restaurant and concierge located at the ground floor reception area, where you can book private guided tours of the area.
In calm wind conditions, each pod can be lowered approximately 330 feet (100 metres). They’ll be lifted if the wind comes up to prevent damage. You can change the suspension of the tents using the settings provided. The rooms are designed with privacy in mind, with blur fabric on the sides and transparent material in the front to give uninterrupted views.
In addition to the unique lodging experience, the Floating Retreat also offers a variety of activities to enjoy during your stay. These activities include mountain climbing and wadi treks, which offer the opportunity to explore the stunning natural beauty of the Sharjah mountains and to experience the thrill of outdoor adventure.
The project, developed in partnership with Shurooq, a Sharjah Investment and Development Authority with the goal of making this exciting adventure more accessible to everyone. At the heart of the Floating Retreat initiative are several essential values. One of the project’s key aims is to re-energize the local community through tourism by providing a space for people to connect with the natural beauty of the region and to learn about its rich culture and heritage.
The Floating Retreat is a bold idea that aims to mix the thrill of outdoor adventure with the comfort and elegance of modern living.
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