Jumeirah Group has announced the opening of Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort — the group’s first eco-conscious luxury property in Abu Dhabi.
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort is a luxury beachfront property that overlooks 400 metres of white sand on the Arabian Gulf. Depending on the season, guests may catch a glimpse of Indo-pacific humpback and bottlenose dolphins, green or hawksbill turtles and dugongs, which live in the Saadiyat Mangroves. More inland, gazelles, Socotra cormorants, grey herons and greater flamingos are known to visit.
“A place like no other”
“This resort is a place like no other. Located next to one of the most spectacular beaches in the Arabian Gulf, every aspect of the resort’s design has been influenced by the beauty of this location,” said Linda Griffin, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort’s general manager.
To implement sustainability and eco-friendly practices, Jumeirah has partnered with Dubai-based water treatment company Trust Your Water to reduce single-use plastics. Guests are offered locally-sourced filtered 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, favouring straws made from recycled material.
“We are also continuously trying to minimise the impact”
“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,” added Griffin.
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort is a 10-minute drive from Abu Dhabi city centre where guests can explore the island’s 5.6 miles of white beach. Golf aficionados can also enjoy the close proximity to Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, the Arabian Gulf’s first beachfront course.
Meanwhile, its panoramic suites offer floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies to maximise the views. The resort also offers three outdoor infinity pools, a kids’ pool, a Bodyism Wellness Centre, a lavish 2,700 square metre spa and a selection of dining options.
“A significant landmark in achieving our strategic expansion goals”
José Silva, CEO at Jumeirah Group, said: “We are proud to bring Jumeirah to Saadiyat Island and to open our second luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi. The opening is a significant landmark in achieving our strategic expansion goals worldwide and is our sixth Jumeirah hotel to open this year.
“We are confident that Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort will further enhance Abu Dhabi as a distinct and diverse tourist destination, and we look forward to welcoming guests from the local community as well as international travellers. We anticipate it will be a very popular and welcome addition to Saadiyat.”