Habitas, a global eco-hospitality group redefining the concept of traditional luxury, announces its newest travel experience in AlUla, Saudi Arabia. Launching this month, Habitas will introduce Caravan by Habitas – its first immersive glamping experience for people seeking adventure, surprise and human connection.
The ethos behind the Caravan is to create human connection through play and bring out the inner child in guests. Known for its experience-led hospitality and environmentally conscious designs, Caravan AlUla will use airstreams to further demonstrate Habitas’ sustainable ethos and access unique locations. The 22 Caravan rooms are chic airstreams, offering a variety of scenic views, that are equipped with a private outdoor deck, air conditioning, wifi, an indoor lounge, a kitchenette stocked with snacks and a private shower and bathroom. The Caravan rooms also feature a variety of hidden details such as coloring books, disco lights and a sound system that exist for no greater reason than to ensure a good time.
“We’ve chosen AlUla – one of the oldest cities in the Arabian Peninsula – as our first outpost for this new, immersive concept for its history, culture and natural heritage” Co-founder and CEO of Habitas, Oliver Ripley
Caravan AlUla’s spaces take influence from ancient Bedouins who traveled the land and incense routes. At the center of the U-shaped formation of the airstreams is the Gathering Tent, a communal place for guests to come together, explore, play and connect. Inspired by living spaces in traditional Saudi homes, the interiors are decorated with colorful antiques and heritage crafts from the Kingdom. The space is full of old games, books, toys, shisha, tea and other surprises to discover and at night, a large fire pit with circular seating invites guests to sit under the stars.
True to Habitas’ six programming pillars – music, wellness, adventure, culture, learning and culinary – the experience will feature cultural discourse, performances, interactive art installations and an immersive adventure programme which includes Canyon Crossing, Desert Trekking, Arabian Horse Treks, Stargazing and Desert Survival Skills. The guests of the Caravan will be able to enjoy amenities consisting of a central gathering space, library, game room, fire pit, yoga deck, three food trucks, a food court and more. In addition, guests can experience an outdoor cinema with movies projected onto the rocks, a desert inspired jungle gym and a teddy bear tent.
Moving around with off-road electric bikes, the travel experience also highlights an extensive wellness program. Guests will have access to all Habitas AlUla facilities including spa access and morning yoga and is followed by rituals and activities like the Bedouin Sound Sensorama, the Desert Clay Circle ceremony, essence-making and Candlelit Stargazing Yoga.
You can visit Our Habits for more information on Caravan by Habitas and to book your glamping experience.
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