Pura Eco Retreat, located on the stunning Jubail Island, offers a unique chance to connect with nature, escape reality and embrace a sustainable way of living.
A wilderness escape infused with luxury, guests are invited to camp under the stars in comfort and style and enjoy a whole range of fabulous dining and wellness experiences.
Since opening at the end of 2020, the one-of-a-kind retreat has become one of the most desirable destinations in the UAE. Countless UAE residents and tourists have already immersed themselves in the gorgeous landscape of Jubail Island’s mangrove forests, turquoise waters and roaming wildlife, and enjoyed a restorative break in one of the state-of-the-art domes and tents. Providing a totally holistic experience, guests have also been able to unwind and explore the local area through a range of enriching activities such as kayaking, yoga, walking, biking, and dining out in the fresh air.
Quickly becoming one of the most talked about attractions in the UAE, Pura Eco Retreat was honoured at the Transform Awards MEA 2021, where it topped the ‘best visual identity from the sports, travel, leisure and tourism sector' category. Meanwhile, it recently celebrated reaching 20,000 Instagram followers, all gathered within months of opening. These recognitions further demonstrate the region’s fascination with this stand out getaway, how special its location is, and how impressive the chic, air conditioned and comfortably furnished domes and tents really are.
But, whilst Pura Eco Retreat feels a world away from the bustling, fast-paced lifestyle of the UAE capital, this unspoilt, wild area is actually only a few minutes’ drive from Downtown Abu Dhabi. Surrounded by a protected area of natural beauty – one of the most treasured in the UAE - it offers once-in-a-lifetime kind of escape that’s truly unlike anything else you’ll find across the region.
Now, with the hot summer months, Pura Eco Retreat has announced that it will temporarily close for a few months. During this time, the team will complete several renovation projects and work hard to create an even more well-rounded and immersive journey for those who want to get closer to the flora, fauna and animals of Jubail Island. The unique spot will close its doors on Sunday, July 4, and then reopen again on Friday, October 1, just in time for cooler weather.
As well as using this time to refresh and revamp the retreat’s facilities, the team will also explore new and innovative ways of reducing its carbon footprint. Already a strictly car-free zone, much of the structure and furnishings at Pura Eco Retreat are made from re-used and recycled materials. Not only that, but it has given back to the surrounding landscape by planting numerous trees and installing fishing pods to help gather any litter than has been left in the mangroves.
The Pura team wants to stress that this is just a temporary goodbye. They can’t wait to welcome guests back to their unique, chic and peaceful retreat on Jubail Island as soon as October arrives.-- TradeArabia News Service