One of the UAE’s favorite hospitality brands, Jumeirah Group has announced its sixth new property to open this year on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Islands. The USP to this new resort is that it is the brand’s first eco-conscious property. Here is how: there is a 9km white beach which runs into the Arabian Gulf offering guests the lenient and sweeping views of the sea and sky. Those lucky will get to spot some interesting wildlife, not too commonly seen in the UAE. Indo-pacific humpback and bottlenose dolphins, green turtles, dugongs, gazelles, grey herons, flamingos, and the likes. The view also includes natural sand dunes. All this in the comfort of rooms that spell out luxury and comfort in big, stark, flashy letters. Sunlight in abundance to take up all these wonderful views, thanks to the floor to ceiling windows, are a highlight of the 293+ room-resort. Other amenities include an infinity pool, kids’ pool, a wellness center, regional F&B, and a 2,700 square meter spa. Golfers can also find it a sanctuary thanks to the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club – again, one of the region’s first beachfront course.
The eco-conscious part? It’s coming. As well as the regular room categories, there will also be 2-3-4 bedroom villas, with their own swimming pools. The mammoth spa will offer all sorts of therapies that you would expect during a holiday in the Emirates like a Moroccan Hammam, saunas, hydrotherapy pool, steam and salt rooms.
Here is the best part – the resort has tied up with Dubai-based Trust Your Water to reduce single-use plastics. You will be served water in locally-sourced filtered, still and sparkling water in your own personal reusable bottles. And, you will also not get any plastic straws here. Totally prehistoric, isn’t it? And that’s why it is eco-conscious because you get to see a few species from the animal kingdom in their natural habitat and can sleep in peace not having to worry about all the plastic that could get stuck in the throats of any of this marine life.
Correction – The Emirates Palace is managed by the Kempinski hotels and not the Jumeirah group as our earlier title mentioned. The title has been changed to reflect the same.