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Eco-Friendly Resort comes to Abu Dhabi

by Angelique Platas

Dec 17, 2018

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Better late than never — Jumeirah Group is opening its first luxury, eco-conscious resort, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi.

To be located on the island’s pristine coastline, the all-new luxury beachfront resort will offer incredible views of the white-sand beaches, Arabian Gulf and resident wildlife.

Situated in a locale not necessarily known for eco-friendly builds and earth-conscious actions, this new change in Abu Dhabi may be just the thing families need to lure them to the region. For environmentally conscious families seeking new destinations and locales with an added touch of modern luxury, this new resort is a top contender.

The new resort’s eco-conscious efforts to preserve the surrounding land, sand dunes and reduce use of single-use plastics are all partnered with a Dubai-based water treatment company, Trust Your Water. Focused on reducing plastic waste, the resort will offer guests their own personal reusable bottles that can be filled at various stations around the resort with locally sourced sparkling and filtered water. This small move reduces waste and harmful plastics from the region, but all with the added luxury touches Jumeriah Group is known for. If anyone in the family does require a straw, no problem — the resort will offer straws made from recycled materials for guests upon request.

Speaking of the environment, Saadiyat Island is littered with incredible natural beauty and attractions, like the seasonal display of Indo-Pacific humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins. Get out on a boat charter with the kids and watch marine life in its natural habitat, including green sea turtles under the clear blue water, or head back to shore and visit grey herons and flamingos.

Conveniently located just a 10-minute drive from center city Abu Dhabi, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort is a true escape from reality. Amid the luxurious beachfront attractions and fun nature explorations, the golfers in the family can head to the new beachfront golf course — the first on the Arabian Gulf.

Once inside the resort, guests enjoy rooms filled with natural light and panoramic views thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and suites offering private balconies. Splash around with the family in any one of the three outdoor infinity pools, or bring the little ones to the kids-only pool.

Families looking for a little extra space, opt for the four-bedroom duplex villa, which includes a private pool, or choose from two- and three-bedroom suites for an elevated experience.

Plan a day at the spa, complete with a grand Moroccan hammam and 15 treatment rooms. Choose from the hydrotherapy pools and saunas, or head to the salt room and traditional Arabic rasul room for a cleansing ritual.

For families that want to get off property for a bit and explore the surrounding area, Saadiyat Island is home to plenty of noteworthy attractions. Head to the Louvre Abu Dhabi and enjoy the arts together. The island is also the future site of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Zayed National Museum, so expect more arts and culture to pair with your rest and relaxation in the near future.

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