The Najd Al Meqsar Village in Khorfakkan.


Sharjah mega projects: 19th century home, mountain village as luxury destinations


DUBAI – A pearl merchant’s 19th-century family home in Sharjah and a mountain village are being turned into luxury destinations as part of Sharjah’s heritage-inspired travel.

The mega projects were announced by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.

The first project is the Serai Wing, Bait Khalid bin Ibrahim – a pearl merchant’s 19th century family home in the Heart of Sharjah district, which is being converted into a modern 12-room boutique wing of The Chedi Al Bait-Sharjah, a 53-room luxury hotel.

Work on the Serai Wing, Bait Khalid bin Ibrahim is expected to be completed later this year. It will take guests on a journey through the home of a family living in Sharjah over 100 years ago.

The second project Shurooq unveiled is the Najd Al Meqsar Village. Nestled in the mountainous terrains of the picturesque coastal city of Khorfakkan, the destination is being developed to bring travellers and residents a brand-new opportunity to experience the emirate’s diverse natural landscapes.

The project involves 13 houses in the 100-year-old Najd Al Meqsar village, which were restored as part of a larger revitalisation project in the Wadi Shie archaeological site.

The houses are being transformed into luxurious heritage-style hotel units.

Seven hotel units, the 300-year-old Meqsar Fortress which offers a vantage view of the historic settlement from a height of 220 metres, a barbecue and outdoor areas and a mosque, are complete.

As part of the project, Shurooq will also be developing nine villas with private pools, private farm villas, hiking trails, horseback riding routes, tracks for electrical club cars, and other attractions. ICA/Expat Media

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