Architect Omran Alovais of Ardh Architects designed a resort concept for the adventurous. Floating Retreat is a rock camping inspired experience in the mountains of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. In a bold design, luxurious tents called hangers hang from the mountains. This provides guests with all the amenities they are looking for while providing a unique immersion in nature.
Developed in partnership with Shurooq, Sharjah's Investment and Development Authority, the project will operate from November to May to escape the summer heat. If you're feeling adventurous, this might be the best camping experience.
Judging by the renderings, some hangers are sitting on the bridge between the mountains. But if you really want to pick up the pace, you can stay in one of the luxurious mid-air tents.
The view from this spot is breathtaking, and there is no way more remote than floating in the air. One of the main goals of the project is to connect people with nature and take them out of the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Guests are invited to participate in a variety of landscape exploration activities, including mountaineering and wadi trekking.
"The property is designed as a family vacation destination, with the aim of raising guests' environmental awareness and appreciation of the local environment," says the company. "The calm and serene atmosphere of the Floating Retreat also gives guests the opportunity to switch off and enjoy a sense of calm and serenity."