a luxurious yet adventurous cliff camping experience
Floating Retreat by Ardh Architects is an immersive escape in the mountains of Sharjah which combines the excitement of outdoor adventure with the comfort and luxury of modern lodging. Taking shape as a cluster of transparent prism pods suspended between the rocky ridges, the facility is inspired by the thrilling practice of cliff camping. While housing its guests in hanging pods with all the amenities needed for an indulgent and comfortable stay, the retreat also provides opportunities to engage in the local culture by taking part in various activities to rest, explore, climb, and trek.
Developed in partnership with Shurooq, Sharjah’s Investment and Development Authority, the project seeks to revive local tourism and raise environmental awareness by providing a space for people to connect with the natural beauty of the region while learning about its rich culture and heritage.
a serene cliffside camping experience | all images courtesy the author
ardh architects celebrates sharjah’s culture and landscape
Inside the hanging pods, Dubai-based Ardh Architects creates a serene and tranquil atmosphere for guests to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Each is equipped with all the necessary amenities for a remote retreat with a comfortable and luxurious experience while still offering the excitement of camping in nature.
In addition to the unique lodging experience, guests can also participate in a variety of local activities during their stay. Serving as a hub for adventurous souls, the Floating Retreat offers the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Sharjah’s mountains by taking part in mountain climbing, wadi treks, or cycling along the dedicated platform. Immersing themselves into the local culture and supporting its economy, guests can also sample local delicacies and shop for souvenirs at the on-site retail space.
Ardh Architects combines the excitement of outdoor adventure with the comfort of modern lodging
Floating Retreat sits high above the mountains of Sharjah
a cluster of transparent prism pods suspended between the rocky ridges
a remote retreat