Shurooq has finished the first stage of the development of Najd Al Meqsar in Khorfakkan.

Shurooq has finished the first stage of the development of Najd Al Meqsar in Khorfakkan.

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced the soft launch of the first phase of the “Najd Al Meqsar” project. The Sharjah Collection manages this project, which is a premier luxury hospitality and heritage tourism destination in Khorfakkan, located in the eastern region of the Emirate of Sharjah.

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Phase 1 of the project includes features that promise an immersive and enriching experience for both local guests and international visitors. Accommodations include seven meticulously restored units within a house that is over a century old, each with breathtaking mountain views.

Offering guests an amazing experience, the 17,210 m² property features a restaurant, reception area, and trail leading to the 300-year-old Al Meqsar Fortress. establishing an intimate connection with nature. In addition to taking in the expansive views of Khorfakkan from the walking trails, adventurers can travel a dedicated track to reach Al Rafisah Dam and experience the village’s rich history.

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ESG norms guided the asset’s conception, design, and construction. Shurooq’s unwavering dedication to safeguarding Sharjah’s historical and cultural heritage while facilitating global access to it is evident from this.

This historic village is being developed and restored as part of a larger restoration project in the area in partnership with the Sharjah Infrastructure Development Authority (Mubadara). Great care has been taken to ensure that the finest materials are used, not only to honor the architectural legacy but also to complement the surrounding natural environment and create destinations that appeal to modern travelers.

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In the future, Phase 2, expected to be finished in the first quarter of 2026, should further enhance the visitor experience. The 16,500 m2 of additional apartments with common areas and valley views will offer a comprehensive experience. Visitors will be able to meaningfully reconnect with the region’s roots by reliving the nostalgic charm of the historic neighborhood.

To safeguard and maintain the original foundation, the project is being constructed in two phases. When finished, the heritage-inspired project will provide easy access to the Wadi Wishi archeological site, trails, and other amenities for visitors.

“The opening of Najd Al Meqsar marks an important moment in our pursuit to safeguard and celebrate Sharjah’s illustrious history,” said Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, CEO of Shurooq, while discussing the project’s potential effects on Sharjah’s tourism portfolio. In keeping with the inspirational guidelines of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the ruler of Sharjah and a member of the Supreme Council, this endeavor marks another significant step toward remembering our history.

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Al Qaseer continued, saying, “We highlight the diversity of offerings within our emirate and continue to reinforce Sharjah’s regional and global standing in the investment and tourism sector by meticulously preserving our heritage while crafting diverse, immersive, and sustainable guest experiences.” We cordially invite visitors to embark on a voyage of exploration, camaraderie, and enlightenment among the scenic splendor and cultural diversity that characterize Sharjah as we look forward to Phase 2 and beyond.

The region around Najd Al Meqsar is a living example of a vast past that spans thousands of years. The center of “Wadi Wishi” is home to the ancient Al Rafisah Fort, popularly referred to as the “Sulailat Fort.”

The “Al Hanateeb tribe” formerly lived on this territory. They resided close to Wadi Wishi, a rich water source that supplied the “Afalaj” irrigation system and irrigated the surrounding area.

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