SHARJAH 30 July 2017: The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has completed 60 per cent of the construction of the second phase of ‘Mleiha eco-tourism and archaeology’ project.
The project is part of Shurooq’s commitment to the development of tourist destinations and facilities in various areas of Sharjah, said Wam.
Mleiha Fossil Rock Lodge project aims to provide a unique experience for desert lovers. It is located close to the Fossil Rock, one of the most characteristic natural landmarks in the Mleiha area. It offers guests a relaxing experience, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the opportunity to explore wildlife more closely.
Among the recreational activities offered by Desert Rock Lodge is the desert safari adventures with four-wheel drive or desert bikes. The region has a great number of sand dunes and is suitable for desert driving.
With a maximum of 10 guests, the Rock Lodge restaurant can accommodate up to 42 persons, providing them with relaxing, tranquil experience and views of the Melilla desert from different angles.
This unique project consists of old stone buildings, dating back to the sixties of the last century. One of these buildings was used during this period as a medical clinic next to a fuel station that was the first in the country at the time. The other building was a shop. One of the buildings was restored and transformed into a boutique, while the other into a restaurant. The design of this project is unique in all its elements, with earthy colours reflecting the general nature of the desert environment surrounding it, but in a modern mould that preserves the identity and originality of the region.
Marwan Al Serkal, CEO of Shurooq, said, “Shurooq continues to offer unique facilities and destinations. Today, our announcement of a unique hospitality project in the heart of Melihah Desert represents a new step forward and is an indication of the success of our methodology, which is based on creativity, innovation and sustainability.”
“The Rock Lodge is scheduled to be completed under the second phase of Maliha Heritage and Eco-tourism Project. It will be fully equipped to meet the requirements of desert lovers and adventurers. This project offers a variety of tourist attractions, and offers a wide range of discovery and entertainment options that will satisfy all tastes,” he added.
By Sheena Amos