Near+Far’s Airbnb of the Week spotlights a unique and desirable private rental across the Middle East, offering a private, stylish and homely alternative to a hotel stay. This week’s is an Airbnb in the UAE, located in the emirate of Sharjah.
The Edge, Khorfakkan, Sharjah, UAE
Cost: from AED2,000 a night
Location: Khorfakkan, Sharjah, UAE
Sleeps: 2 bedrooms / up to 7 guests
Book now: airbnb.ae
In today’s day and age, where modernity takes precedence, there’s an undeniable charm in reconnecting with our roots and nature. Here’s where The Edge steps in, a unique, earthen Airbnb perfect for your next UAE staycation. Standing out thanks to its rustic and sustainable design, this unique stay is located in Khorfakkan, a coastal town in the peaceful emirate of Sharjah that offers a variety of attractions for visitors who want to escape the urban hustle and bustle. The property is a remarkable example of architecture that blends harmoniously with the environment, using natural materials and earthy hues to create a cosy and luxurious retreat. The property is also pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friends along.
This charming retreat is located in Khorfakkan, a cosy coastal town in Sharjah that provides a peaceful getaway from urban life and features a varied landscape of rugged mountainous beauty, cultural heritage, and modern amenities. Visitors to Khorfakkan can explore a heritage village, souq, waterfall and incongruous Romanesque amphitheatre and thriving artisan coffee shop scene.
What sets this property apart is the clever use of natural materials, earthy hues, and a design that not only complements the landscape but actively celebrates it. It uses natural materials such as clay, wood, and stone to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. It also incorporates solar panels, rainwater harvesting, and composting toilets to reduce its ecological footprint. It’s a retreat where luxury meets eco-friendliness in a way that’s sure to inspire guests to become more mindful of their impact on the environment.
The stay can sleep up to eight guests in two bedrooms, with two double beds in each room, as well as living rooms with single beds and sofa beds. The rooms boast mountain views and come with amenities such as dedicated workspaces, a quaint kitchen with necessary items for cooking up meals, a fully fenced backyard with fresh-cut grass, and last but not least, an amazing private pool with 24-hour access.
What to do
Besides enjoying the coral reef, which harbours a rich diversity of marine life, indulge yourself in some water sports by renting a boat or a jet ski. Immerse yourself underwater by snorkelling, scuba diving, or sailing. Khorfakkan also boasts some cultural and historical sites that are worth exploring. Admire the architecture of the Al Adwani Tower, built in 1910 as a watchtower, and enrich your knowledge of the town’s history at the Khorfakkan Heritage Museum, which displays artefacts and exhibits from different eras. For a more exhilarating experience, consider hiking to the Khorfakkan Waterfall, which is a feat of modern technology that creates an artificial waterfall.