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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.

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