With the recent opening of the Al Bait Sharjah, this port town on the Arabian Gulf has stepped up its game on the hospitality front. The 53-key resort has forged a new anchor for the Heart of Sharjah, a redevelopment project that seeks to preserve a great swath of the city as it was in the 1950s. Understanding the importance...

Al Bait Sharjah is part of the United Arab Emirates’ largest and most ambitious historical preservation and restoration project known as Heart of Sharjah, which should be completed by 2025. The architecture and design will sensitively reflect Arabic culture that is in tune with its surroundings, and blend harmoniously with the heritage buildings in the district. Al Bait Sharjah translates...