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  • July 15, 2021
Emirati Escapes: Relax and reflect at Mysk Kingfisher Retreat

If seclusion is the new luxury, then the Kingfisher Retreat is the staycation destination of dreams. It’s located on the east coast of Sharjah, and offers private glamping-inspired tents along the pristine beach and Indian Ocean waters. The indoor spaces we found reflected their surroundings: imagine refined interior décor, full of soft beige and blue hues, along with desert-brown tones. However, don’t let the word tent fool you, inside you’ll find everything you would expect from any lavish hotel in the UAE, just with a sustainable, eco-friendly slant – the large bed was undeniably comfortable. The privacy is furthered by the plunge pools that feature in every room.

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The morning was spent walking along the stunning seafront, swimming in the ocean, and reading while cooling off in the private pool. Broken up by breakfast which was brought to our room to enjoy at our leisure. All the food is healthy and organic, with a fresh and evolving menu of international and local foods. As the sun began to descend that day, we were treated to a private one on one yoga and meditation class with the mountains as a glorious backdrop. The activities available are surely enough to keep you busy: from archery to nature walks where you’ll be able to see many rare bird species and the wildlife that all define Khor Kalba as a globally important wetland. There’s even a chance to spot sea turtles hatch, nest and swim. Although too hot to enjoy the more active happenings such as cycling, hiking and paddle boarding, we will certainly be returning soon enough to make the most of this beautiful retreat. It really was one of the best places to visit to reset, relax and reflect. Especially in times that still remain uncertain.

Find Mysk Kingfisher Retreat at Khor Kalba, Sharjah, UAE. Call +971 (0)9 201 1900 for reservations or visit

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