Translated as ‘The Home,’ The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah is a unique collection of five heritage houses once owned by local families who made an impact culturally, intellectually and politically on Sharjah’s history with innovative achievements in publishing, government and business.
Under the guidance of GHM, these carefully preserved historic structures along with newer buildings have been united and transformed into 53 elegant guestrooms and suites where Arabic influences meet the brand’s legendary Asian design elements.
Our treasured guests at The Chedi Al Bait will be able to experience a range of elegant co-working spaces tailored to their various needs.
With high-speed internet and complimentary office stationeries provided for your working convenience, conduct intimate client meetings at The Business Centre or choose our VIP Event Room with Butler Service for larger business gatherings in a relaxed environment.
We are happy to provide administrative support including meeting room set-ups as well as scanning and printing services upon request. Our hotel’s different co-working spaces can accommodate group sizes ranging from 8 to 10 people.
CHEDI GRAND SUITE
A veritable Arabian paradise under classic wooden ceilings, each of the two Chedi Grand Suites offers more than 100 square metres thoughtfully divided among a master ensuite bedroom with its commanding four poster bed, the grand dining area and a living room inspired by traditional majlis, meaning ‘place of sitting’ and endowed with Arabian artifacts.
The opulent scale of this suite, perhaps best embodied in the regal bathroom with its expansive bathtub, is balanced by the thoughtful Asian design details for which GHM is known.
Designed especially for long stay guests here for business or pleasure, every aspect of these private palaces will impress while conferring the feeling of genuine Arabian warmth and hospitality.
AL BAIT HERITAGE SUITE
The hotel’s only two Al Bait Heritage Suites are each thoughtfully endowed with authentic heritage details between the wizened walls of the Bait Abdul Rahman Bin Hassan Al Midfa historical house.
Generous personal space here is appointed with ornate Arabian design influences in the distinctive four poster bed and the room’s ultra plush majlis area, meaning ‘place of sitting’, yet finished with the Asian refinements and indulgent comforts for which GHM is known, as well as the intuitive technology that epitomises the most modern luxury.
CHEDI GRAND ROOM
A veritable oasis of subdued shades, the Chedi Grand Room offers a rich wealth of Arab residential details from the heritage inspired ceiling to the eye-catching bed.
These convey the hospitable warmth and cultural heritage of Sharjah itself while blending effortlessly with the Asian minimalist design and indulgent comforts for which GHM is known.
Take refuge among the generous cushions in the room’s majlis area, meaning ‘place of sitting,’ designed to resonate with the surrounding Heart of Sharjah neighbourhood and the nearby Souq Al Arsah traditional bazaar, the oldest in the UAE.
CHEDI DELUXE ROOM
Simple yet sublime, these deluxe sanctuaries under elevated ceilings offer authentic Arabian ambience blended seamlessly with the Asian minimalist design and indulgent comforts for which GHM is known.
Elements like the room’s majlis area, meaning ‘place of sitting’ in Arabic and the antique style furnishings, including the commanding bed, tastefully connect these personal spaces to the surrounding Heart of Sharjah neighbourhood and the nearby Souq Al Arsah traditional bazaar, the oldest in the UAE.
Essential to the dynamic cultural life of Sharjah is its cuisine. Find international fare from morning to evening in The Restaurant.
The surprising array of our original flavours is anything but plain vanilla. Rev up anytime with Arabic or Turkish coffee at The Café, designed for relaxing, with a side of people watching and birds chirping while you unwind.
East meets the Middle East, and the best of the West in The Restaurant where classic Emirati design details complete the chic, understated dining room. Choose from a veritable world of flavours such as Arabic and Japanese for lunch and dinner.
Tables are set indoors and out, in the charming open-air courtyard, perfect for sampling the finest selection of contemporary, oriental and far east breakfast dishes, freshly made to your order and served alongside homemade baked pastries.
The heritage house of Bait Majlis Ibrahim Al Midfa is home to The Café where guests discover the only remaining circular windtower in the UAE while sipping Turkish coffee and indulging in our pastries or homemade dessert creations. For the ultimate experience, we highly recommend the café tray for two.
Al Bareed, managed by SHUROOQ (Sharjah Investment and Development Authority) is a café located at the heart of Sharjah’s very first Post Office at the beautiful The Chedi Al Bait Hotel facing the beautiful Creek harbor. Al Bareed delivers artisan coffee, ice-creams and pastries guaranteed to satisfy every craving.
ULTIMATE WELLNESS EXPERIENCE
Once you are sufficiently relaxed after a luxury spa and need a good wellness routine to complete your retreat, you can get reinvigorated at our world-class studio gym at our hotel’s Fitness Centre.
With modern equipment to suit all fitness routines from cardio to weights, you can look after your mind, body and spirit all in one at The Chedi Al Bait Sharjah.
Apart from the gym, the 15-metre long swimming pool and complimentary yoga classes provide options for guests looking to indulge in nothing short of extravagance at the Heart of Sharjah. We promise you luxurious comfort in this cultural capital city of the UAE.
A SOPHISTICATED RESPITE
The Spa is divided into men’s and ladies’ sections with two treatment rooms for men and three for women. In each respective area, our guests will find separate relaxation lounges, hammam, steam and sauna (the ladies’ section also has hot and cold plunge pools) as well as individual reception areas and spa boutiques.
A sanctuary in the truest sense, The Spa at The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah UAE opens the door to traditional Middle Eastern beauty and wellness secrets, while incorporating the most effective healing of the Far East.
This luxury spa is an oasis of retreat from within the confines of our hotel in Sharjah, offering all the splendour of an escape to distant lands of UAE right at the Heart of Sharjah itself.
Organic artisan products are used in our holistic treatments – which include stimulating body polishes, nurturing envelopments, rejuvenating beauty rituals and therapeutic massages. All are designed to pamper and restore.
Our luxury spa and wellness facilities span a total of 500 square metres across the hotel, one of the finest in Sharjah and the rest of the UAE.
Work out while in residence at The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah within our state-of-the-art gym studio. Whatever your health regime at home, here within our resort setting you can try our latest Technogym equipment plus experience the Kinesis Zone, Cardio Zone, Free Weights Zone, Stretch and Arke Zone. Then, unwind at your leisure in the gym’s reception lounge or relax by the pool.
While Sharjah is endlessly fascinating, we know our guests have missions to accomplish. For this we offer a business centre around the clock, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and access to more specialised business services as required.
To unwind, we also offer the exclusive comforts of The Library with its extensive book collection. The Museum which showcase Heart of Sharjah’s rich history, The Cigar Lounge and The Jewellery.
Witness the history of the unique setting of the Heart of Sharjah and the Al Midfa family who used to live in what is the present-day The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah resort.
The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah guests have the privilege of access to The Library, located within the hotel’s Bait Ibrahim Al Midfa heritage building.
A unique bibliophile’s dream awaits our guests at any hour of the day or night. Come to peruse and choose among hundred of antiquarian and contemporary books spanning a variety of subjects and interests.
THE CIGAR LOUNGE
Adjacent to The Library within the Bait Ibrahim Midfa heritage house, the refined Cigar Lounge offers light beverages and an expert-curated selection of fine cigars. Open only to our in-house guests, this private refuge is a sophisticated escape for business and leisure travellers alike.
Local jewellery designer offers their finest custom-made Emirati-inspired jewellery pieces at this shop open to passerby and resort guests.
THE BUSINESS CENTRE
Every day and round the clock, our well-equipped business centre offers self-cater computer stations with a printer and Wi-Fi connectivity. Further secretarial services can be arranged at Reception (between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm).
Everyone at The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah sincerely wishes to help our guests discover this mesmerising destination where past, present and future quite literally co-exist.
From assisting with arrival transfers to organising private art tours and cooking lessons, our Concierge team is here to open the most exclusive doors to this enigmatic Emirate.
WEDDINGS & SPECIAL OCCASIONS
The historic backdrop of Sharjah lends itself elegantly to your special day. Be it a wedding, birthday, gender reveal or a festive occasion.
The Chedi Al Bait’s stunning open-air courtyards as well as The Library and The Museum are available for bookings – a perfect fit for those looking to celebrate privately in a traditional and timeless historic home.
MEETINGS & EVENTS
Whether you are taking over the entire resort for that once-in-a-lifetime celebration or planning to hold an exclusive corporate gathering in our private meeting room, The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah is wholly dedicated to making your event a truly memorable success.
Our professionally equipped meeting room is complemented with private dining rooms at The Restaurant, where sections within the restaurant can be dedicated to your invitees. Our outdoor areas too offer ideal surroundings for festive gatherings.
Wherever you choose, our planning professionals will work with you to tailor-make every aspect, allowing you to focus on enjoying unforgettable moments with your invited guests.
Our location in the Heart of Sharjah positions you and your invitees within reach of the Bank Street business district. Iconic old-world marketplace Souq Al Arsah (Courtyard Souq) is also nearby, so you can look forward to experiencing all the Heritage Area has to offer.
Preeminent mosques, museums and a plethora of cultural destinations are all accessible for your ultimate convenience when you stay at The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah a five-star luxury hotel.
LIVE IN SHARJAH
Sharjah is the third largest of the UAE’s seven emirates, with a population of 1.275 million. Around 80% are expatriates; many work in Dubai yet choose to live in neighbouring Sharjah for its family-friendly lifestyle and cultural attractions, such as its Arabic architecture and Islamic museums.
The only emirate to border the Arabian Gulf Coast and the Gulf of Oman, Sharjah abounds with outdoor activities and beaches where swimwear is acceptable. However it is appropriate to dress modestly in public places.
While Sharjah is a ‘dry’ emirate, meaning the sale or consumption of alcohol is prohibited, Sharjah exudes the fabled hospitality of this ancient region.
A thoroughly modern metropolis with over 6,000 years of history, Sharjah is located along the southern shores of the Arabian Peninsula. All around us, natural landscape stretches from pristine seawaters to mangrove forests, sweeping sand deserts and craggy, soaring mountains.
One hears greetings of ‘Ahlan wa sahlan’ exploring our timeless, treasure-filled souqs and in the streets where the scent of gahwa, our rich, strong Arabic coffee fills the air. For adventurous palates, try a camel milk cappuccino.
The art capital of the United Arab Emirates, Sharjah is home to a vast timeline of human creativity and craftsmanship, from the meticulously restored ‘Heart of Sharjah’ heritage zone where The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah is located to the cutting edge, contemporary works in our world-renowned Art Museum.
ART & CULTURE
Compact in size, Sharjah brims with cultural offerings. The Emirate has 17 museums, a prestigious annual International Book Fair and the Sharjah Biennial, held from March to June.
The hotel’s location within the Heart of Sharjah makes this a natural starting point to discover the architecturally acclaimed heritage buildings of the Sharjah Arts Area, where the Sharjah Art Centre for the Art of Arabic Calligraphy and Ornamentation offers a visually engaging introduction to our artful heritage.
Especially popular with families, glimpses of the past are artfully displayed at the Sharjah Heritage Museum. A walk along the Corniche leads to the gold-domed Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, one of our most celebrated arts institutions.
Allow us to recommend where to buy traditional Emirati items like pashminas, dhallahs coffee pots, herbs and spices, antique khanjar daggers and traditional jewellery.
Our list of favorite souqs (see list below) and insider addresses will lead you back in time to sights, sounds and scents just as when the Bedouins would bring their camel trains to trade dates for rice, spices and silks from faraway lands.
Then there is the Souq Al Markazi; though the name means Blue Souq, everything here shimmers in precious metals and stones.
Be prepared to bargain in traditional shops and markets, and note that the shopping hours 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm still apply in older shopping areas.
Newer shopping centres and malls often remain open all day, from 10:00 am until 10:00 or 11:00 pm. On Fridays, the majority of malls open only around 2:00 pm after the completion of the Friday mass prayer session for the Muslims.
Most internationally recognised credit cards are accepted throughout Sharjah, however, we recommend carrying some cash for shopping and eating at smaller establishments as well as for taxi fares. ATMs are easily found in the shopping and dining areas of Sharjah.
Sharjah is a constant contrast, where modern metropolis meets desert mirages. Allow us to arrange your visit to traditional Bedouin camps and linger over a picnic lunch atop the dunes at Al Dhaid.
The UAE is not all about shimmering skyscrapers, shopping malls and super fast cars. Nature lovers should escape to Khor Kalba, an eco-tourism haven of creeks and mangroves.
Decidedly more adult, the most romantic way to observe the ever-shifting sands of time in Sharjah is to board a traditional Abra at sunset, to admire the shimmering city lights of sky-piercing towers and the sparkling night sky above.
On other evenings, head to the dessert to observe the night sky next to Fossil Rock Mountain or discover the stars and planets at the Mleiha Archaeological Centre.
Many who come to Sharjah on business are surprised to learn that one can hike epic mountains, swim from a city beach, dive in the Indian Ocean and kayak through the world’s most northerly mangrove forest, all within our pristine landscape. Spectator sports abound here as well.
Horse racing season in Dubai starts in November and leads up to the world’s richest horserace, the Dubai World Cup, in late March. On our west coast, the Sharjah Formula 1 Powerboat Grand Prix happens every December, while on the east, Khorfakkan hosts the challenging Nations Cup every March.
Think driving a Formula 1 car across a ploughed field. Families especially will enjoy another uniquely Sharjah event, camel racing which take place in the winter months on Thursday and Friday morning (from 7:00 am, admission is free) near Al Dhaid.
TOURS & EXCURSIONS
For many of our leisure guests, The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah opens the door to discovery of this fascinating yet little known destination. We invite you to join the occasional Art Reception or to book a lunch with our Artist-in-Residence whose work is exhibited at the hotel during your stay.
Beyond our elegant domain, allow our team to help you discover Sharjah’s architectural and cultural heritage, beginning with personalised tours of the Heart of Sharjah.
For guests interested in diving into the much-talked-about Sharjah art scene, a professional art curator will customise and lead private insider tours to the top art, design and antiques addresses.
Others curious about the culinary richness of the UAE may arrange private cooking lessons with our exceptional chefs. Experiment with Middle East recipes and sample fresh local products then savour the taste of these with a private dinner at the Chef’s Table.