SUSTAINABILITY STAR OF THE MONTH
ECO-CONSCIOUS RESORT WITH FIVE F&B OUTLETS OPENS
Jumeirah Group has opened a luxury eco-conscious resort on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.
Featuring five F&B concepts, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort has gone to great lengths to ensure that sustainability and green measures are at the heart of its message.
Nestled into the island’s protected sand dunes, visitors can catch a glimpse of bottle nose dolphins, hawksbill turtles, and dugongs which live in the Saadiyat Mangroves, while inland gazelles, scocotra cormorants, grey herons, and greater flamingos are known to visit.
To ensure their safety and to help the species continue to thrive, the eco-conscious practices at the resort go beyond just protecting the sand dunes. Jumeirah has partnered with Dubai-based water treatment company Trust Your Water to reduce single-use plastics. Guests are offered locally-sourced filtered still and sparkling water in their own personal reusable bottles that can be refilled at the resort’s water stations. The resort has also eliminated the use of plastic straws across all its F&B outlets, favouring straws made from recycled material.
General manager Linda Griffin said: “Our commitment to protecting the natural sand dunes and sea around this hotel means that we are also continuously trying to minimise the impact that guests have on this environment by bringing in our own environmentally-friendly solutions and working with partners who are dedicated to employing sustainable, ethical practices in their businesses.”
The restaurants available at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort include the Levantine-inspired Tean, poolside Italian Mare Mare, and White, the east meets west interactive buffet.