Living in the UAE, it can be quite tricky to find places that reflect the rich history of our Nation. Don’t get us wrong, the new buildings and skylines are magnificents, and we are blessed to be living in a Nation that is always one step forward into the future. But we believe it is also important to reflect on what has been the foundation of the UAE. And The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah is one of those rare hotels in the UAE that gives us the chance to deep dive into the past.
PRE-STAYK - THE HISTORY OF THE CHEDI AL BAIT, SHARJAH
The Chedi “Al Bait”, literally translated as “The Home” is a getaway immersing you into the rich heritage of Sharjah, in a unique historic collection of five heritage houses that were once occupied by the Al Midfa Family who shaped the beginnings of the Emirate of Sharjah.
Ibrahim Bin Mohammed Al Midfa, originally from Oman, was the first journalist in Sharjah - he launched his newspaper, Al Midfa's Oman, widely recognised as the first newspaper to be produced in the area. Al Midfa also issued a second periodical, Sawt Al Asafeer (the Sound of Birds). He was also responsible for launching Sharjah's first postal service.
Feel the quietness and tranquillity in the maze-like alleys on your way to the reception.
The team at The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah welcomes you on a sparkly note, serving you a refreshment: a sparkling drink with lavender notes.
2.30PM: SETTLE IN
Unlock the sanctuary that is your accommodation; expect authentic Arabian ambience blended with Asian minimalistic design, with elements like the room’s majlis area and the antique style furnishings: simple yet sublime. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the birds chirping whilst relaxing on your private patio.
Time for a dip in the intimate pool, with light background instrumental music to complete your serene staycation experience.
Escape in the oasis of the Spa and relax with one the healing methods of the Far East at The Spa, using organic artisan products. Your staycation includes two 60-minute Balinese Massages. After your massage, you can enjoy the Spa at your own space, by dipping into the Whirl Bath, using the sauna and steam rooms, and pausing in the relaxation room.
Deep dive into the history of The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah and the Al Midfa family who used to live in what is your present-day staycation spot.
7PM: THE LIBRARY
Pick your next story to read amongst hundreds of antiquarian and contemporary books spanning a variety of subjects and interests.
Head to The Restaurant and indulge in a blend of Eastern and Western cuisine, highlighting all of their unique taste and spices in every bite.
10PM: EVENING WALK
Stroll around the maze-like alleys at night, when The Chedi Al Bait unveils its magical beauty.
11PM: REST TIME
Rejuvenate with a great night of deep sleep with a unique mattress made of horsehair - firm and comfy at the same time; complemented by choosing your preferred pillow from the pillow menu.
Awake to a cup of nespresso coffee, with the nespresso machine at your disposal in your room, and head to your private patio for a peaceful start to your morning.
9 AM: POOL
Time to take one last dip into serenity at the pool.
Bid farewell to your peaceful staycation on a delicious note with a breakfast at The Restaurant; with the peace of mind that your home away from home is near your home for you to return.