Shurooq's hotels demonstrate Sharjah's “very rich heritage” | Architecture | Dezeen

Al Faya Lodge and Al Bait Hotel offer hospitality that connects travellers with Sharjah’s history says Khawla Al Hashimi, director of project development at Shurooq, in this video produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD Awards.

Shurooq, a development company based in the Emirate of  Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, is behind the desert hotel and spa Al Faya Lodge and urban renovation project Al Bait Hotel.

Both hotels were amongst the nominees at the AHEAD Middle East and Africa awards, which were held in Dubai in November 2019.

Al Faya Lodge, a hotel and saltwater spa set amongst the red sands of the Maliha desert east of Sharjah, was nominated in the awards programme’s Guestrooms and Renovation, Restoration and Conversion categories.

The hotel is a renovation of a petrol pumping site, where an abandoned cluster of buildings have been transformed into a five-room boutique hotel with a saltwater spa and open-air swimming pool by London-based studio Anarchitect.

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