Minor Hotels confirms strategic addition to UAE pipeline

Rendering Courtesy of Minor Hotels
Minor Hotels has announced a strategic addition to its pipeline in the UAE – a new resort and residences in Sharjah set to open in late 2027.

The international hotel owner, operator and investor announced the venture, which is owned and being developed by Sharjah-based property developer Arada.

Beachfront bliss in Dubai

The resort, to be named Anantara Sharjah Resort and Anantara Sharjah Residences will be positioned on the coastline of the Arabian gulf, just a 30 minute drive from Dubai International Airport.

The new-build resort and residence complex is located on the north-eastern edge of Sharjah’s Al Heerah Beach, a popular tourist destination with 3.5 kilometres of beachfront. 

The property will feature 110 generously-sized guest rooms and suites, ranging from 45 to 120 square metres.

Focus on branded residences

In response to the burgeoning demand for branded residences, the development will also include 128 one- to four-bedroom residential units for sale, the four-bedroom penthouses fitted with rooftop pools, and all with private balconies and furnishings marked by design in line with the Anantara brand. 

The resort will have an extensive range of facilities, including a spa, gym and pool. 

There will also be five distinctive restaurants, including a café lounge, a poolside eatery, an al fresco beachfront dining venue, a pan Asian fine dining restaurant, and a specialty restaurant focused on local flavours.

Rendering Courtesy of Minor Hotels

For business gatherings, the property will offer a flexible 400-square-metre meeting space, as well as outdoor venues.

The city of Sharjah has become a coastal hub in recent years, and Minor Hotels plan for the resort to become “one of Sharjah’s finest addresses”. Recognised by UNESCO as the ‘Cultural Capital of the Arab World,’ Sharjah is rapidly emerging as a popular vacation spot thanks to its blend of modern architecture and museums alongside the traditional heritage of the UAE. 

The upcoming Anantara Sharjah Resort will join an expanding collection of Anantara properties in the Middle East, with two resorts having been launched in the UAE to date this year – Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat – bringing the total in the country to ten, in addition to two resorts in Oman and one in Qatar.

Minor Hotels has more than 540 hotels in 56 countries, across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and the Americas.