UAE's Stunning Nature Retreats That Are Just a Drive Away
In recent years, nature reserves have become a popular destination in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), giving visitors the opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of city life and become one with nature, while getting a glimpse of the nation's stunning wildlife. So, if you’re looking to break away from your everyday and spend the weekend out in the wild, here are three nature retreats worth checking out.
Pura Eco Retreat, Abu Dhabi
Since opening its doors just last year, Abu Dhabi's first nature reserve has been giving visitors the chance to get closer to nature. Situated on Jubail Island, the area's a sandy landscape next to a nearby mangrove where visitors can explore, or even sit for lunch. Visitors can also spend the night in either of Pura Eco's dome-shaped tents, while simultaneously being treated to a stunning view of the landscape. For anyone looking to spend time outdoors, there is also a sitting area and a fire pit.
Mysk Kingfisher Retreat, Sharjah
Mysk Kingfisher Retreat is famous for its mangroves and local wildlife. Situated on an island off the east coast of Sharjah, the conservation center is known for its pristine ecosystem, which is home to birds, gazelles, turtles, and crabs. In addition, visitors can stay at either of the 20 tents available with a private swimming pool, or even unwind at the beach. Furthermore, Mysk provides personalized services to its guests, as well as exceptional dining experience.
Al Maha, Dubai
Al Maha is a luxurious resort famous for its pristine desert and sparse vegetation. Marriott is offering guests the chance to immerse in a Bedouin lifestyle in addition to providing onsite services, and accommodations ranging from Bedouin Suite to Presidential. In fact, each suite comes with a swimming pool, each of which is designed to resemble an oasis. In addition, visitors will be able to get a glimpse of the local wildlife at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve with animals including camels, insects, oryx, wildcats, lizards, snakes, and more. This area is also known for its native greenery as well as scrubs and herbs.