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Head into nature to discover the regions rich wildlife and hospitality at Kingfisher Retreat.

13 May 2019

Welcome to an experience like no other. Where nature thrives and culture flourishes. Located in Sharjah’s Kalba, an exclave of the city, Kingfisher Retreat is situated on the Gulf of Oman’s coast. A little slice of paradise, Khor Kalba was once only known for its lively fish market. Now it offers a site for eco-tourism. A boutique hotel featuring 20 luxuriously appointed tents, each has its very own private pool encircled by unrivalled tranquil surroundings. Its views overlook the Indian Ocean, whilst the neighbouring mangroves are home to a turtle breeding area and many rare species of birds.

Embracing its Arabian heritage and culture, you can expect world-class hospitality. Each room has been designed with your every need in mind. Chic and comfortable they feature all modern amenities, with a calming colour palette designed to allow full relaxation. Different to any other hotel in the UAE, you feel like you are on safari ready for your next big adventure. Each room also features awe-inspiring views, whilst also retaining privacy. Heading down to the main tent, this bespoke dining venue in the heart of Kingfisher Retreat. A space to indulge in sumptuous food, or simply relax by one of the fire pits.

For those seeking a little bit of adventure, the mangroves are home to a whole host of activities. Kayak or paddleboard through the water, looking from the sky to the sea to experience the spirit of Kalba’s vast animal life. Be on the lookout for the many species, which call it home, in particular, the sea turtles and rare species of birds that include the White Collared Kingfisher and Sykes’s Warbler. You can also search for the beautiful creatures on a guided nature walk or bird-watching expedition.

Pick up the pace by heading to the surrounding mountains, where you can hike down to the marshes. Take things to new heights with the most comprehensive high ropes course in the UAE or test your stamina on mountain bike skill track. If that’s not enough, the beach calls for fat bike riding and water sport activities, from fishing to diving and even a spot of paragliding. For those looking to simply relax, the onsite spa will massage away any stresses with its fully qualified therapists and locally sourced ingredients.