The UAE is set to become an international outpost of SHA Wellness Clinic, an award-winning European health and wellness facility in Spain. A 2024 launch will see the property opening at Al Jurf, a destination being created by Abu Dhabi developers Imkan. Located approximately halfway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the destination is set to be the foundation of what will become the Riviera of the Emirates or Sahel Al Emerat. The wellness clinic will consist of 120 rooms spread over 125,000 square metres of pristine coastal land surrounded by sea turtles, gazelles, and various species of birds.
Elegant finishes, white curves and stepped terraces complemented by vertical cascading gardens will provide a contrast that brings SHA Emirates in harmony with the landscape. Sustainability aims to be a big factor for the project with a limited carbon footprint and respect for all indigenous wildlife in the area. Personalisation will see local culture, knowledge and treatments taken into consideration. It will also mean using local nature and seasonal ingredients in the clinic’s macrobiotic nutrition. SHA Emirates will follow the same principles as the original clinic in Alicante where the team has been perfecting treatments and programmes for over 10 years, winning over 100 wellness awards.