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Historic Sharjah hotel set for September opening

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) worked on the five-star heritage-inspired hotel

The 53-key Al Bait resort will open on 1 September, 2018.
The 53-key Al Bait resort will open on 1 September, 2018.

A Shurooq and General Hotel Management heritage-inspired hotel located in the largest historical preservation site in Sharjah, UAE, will open its doors on 1 September, 2018.

The five-star Al Bait resort is made up of restored houses once home to notable Emirati families and newly-built heritage-style guest homes.

It is located in the Heart of Sharjah, a huge historical preservation and restoration project set to be completed in 2025, which will lead the emirate's cultural tourism and hospital sector 

READ: Wasl rolls out 190 units of Dubai heritage project's Phase 2

Speaking about the development, the manager of Heart of Sharjah, Eng Khaled Deemas, said the five-star Al Bait hotel would enhance "Sharjah's position as a leading cultural tourism destination".

Al Bait, meaning home in Arabic, has been designed with elements that reflect traditional culture, architecture, design, history, and well-known Emirati hospitality.

It is General Hotel Management's second resort in the Middle East, its first being Chedi Muscat in Oman.

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