Here Are Some of The Best Eco-Friendly Resorts in The GCC

  • Publish date: Monday، 15 May 2023
Here Are Some of The Best Eco-Friendly Resorts in The GCC

Many invest in green improvements to schools and other local organizations. Sustainability in the business world is essential to achieve growth and satisfy customers. When hotels go green, they do less damage to the environment and win goodwill from guests.

Green resorts consume less water, use clean energy and produce less waste.

In preparation for this summer season, we will let you know some of the best green resorts to enjoy in the GCC

Habitas AlUla, Saudi Arabia

Habitas AlUla, a 96-room luxury eco-resort at the base of the ancient sandstone canyons of the Ashar Valley, would bring you an immersive experience where nature inspires creative expression, human connection and the pursuit of adventure.

The Habitas brand, which was one of the first luxury resorts to establish in the AlUla area, has a reputation for operating in a sustainable, eco-friendly manner, and this location follows suit. The hotel was thoughtfully designed and built with ethically sourced, organic materials; also, all building took place off-site, with no natural resources being removed or damaged in the process.

Address: Ashar Valley, Al' Ulá 43511.

Here Are Some of The Best Eco-Friendly Resorts in The GCC

Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman

Jabal Akhdar is famous for its mountain culture where the richness of the land and generosity of its people reflect the beauty of Oman.

The fabulously secluded, rustic-chic Alila Jabal Akhdar is a sight to behold and a joy to visit, perched on the side of a steep valley some 2000 metres above sea level.

The unforgettable moments keep coming at Jabal Akhdar, from al fresco spa treatments to cliff side eating and mountain climbing, sublime star gazing and adrenalin-fueled high rope caving across jagged ravines.

Keeping with the sustainable tourism ethos, the interiors incorporate authentic design elements as well as ornaments and pottery sourced from local producers, resulting in an environment that feels both authentic and elegant.

Address: Plot No 4, Al Roose, Nizwá 621.

Here Are Some of The Best Eco-Friendly Resorts in The GCC

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa just 45 minutes from Dubai, is a private, guest-only oasis nestled among the lush palm groves, emerald canopies and iconic sand dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. 

The resort uses solar panels, sustainable water systems, LED lighting, and battery-powered cars.

Furthermore, approximately 6,000 indigenous trees, 75 native plant species, and both gazelles and Arabian oryx survive there.

Address: Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve PO Box 11888 Murqquab AE, Margham.

Here Are Some of The Best Eco-Friendly Resorts in The GCC

Six Senses Zighy Bay, Dibba, Oman

Nestled in Oman’s dramatic Musandam Peninsula, where rugged mountains dive into vibrant emerald waters, across a powdery sand beach.

The village-inspired resort in Oman offers a range of villas, suites, and beachfront retreats, each with a private pool.

Guests can not only learn more about the resort's sustainability, but also get involved by manufacturing eco-shampoos, soap, and traditional Omani candles, as well as conducting some glass recycling, at the onsite Earth Lab.

Address: Zighy Bay, Musandam Peninsula, PO Box 212, Zighy Bay, Zighy Bay 800.

Here Are Some of The Best Eco-Friendly Resorts in The GCC

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Abu Dhabi

You will be mesmerized by the alluring charm of the Liwa Desert and create unforgettable summer memories.

The ethereal is almost unearthly aspect of limitless sand, while the exterior is grand and castle-like.

Throughout the resort, renewable energy systems are in use, plastic bottles have been replaced with biodegradable ones, and the property has been plastic straw-free since 2018.

A circular zero-waste aim is in place in the kitchens: leftover food is transformed into compost, which is utilized as fertilizer in the on-site green house and organic herb gardens.

Address: 1 Qasr Al Sarab Road, Jurayrah.

Here Are Some of The Best Eco-Friendly Resorts in The GCC

Kingfisher Retreat by Mysk, Sharjah, UAE

Mysk Kingfisher Retreat is set on an island off the east coast of Sharjah, where birds, gazelles, turtles, crabs, nestled amidst mangroves, make a natural habitat.

Meanwhile, a selection of well-designed, elegantly equipped one, two, and three-bedroom modern tents with private pools ensures that a stay here is far from a rough-and-ready camping vacation.

The eco tour beach clean-ups for children are a great way of getting kids involved in doing their bit to protect the environment in a fun, interactive fashion

Address: Al Qasba, Kalbā.

Here Are Some of The Best Eco-Friendly Resorts in The GCC

Sedr Trailers Resort, Hatta UAE

Hatta is now home to the region’s first “trailer hotel”, visitors can camp along the banks of Hatta Dam in luxuriously appointed trailers.

Guests will find the usual hotel conveniences, such as clean, contemporary bathrooms, high-speed Internet access, cable television, and plush en suite sheets and blankets.

There are no posh touches, though; instead, the resort focuses on the most exciting pleasures conceivable.

You will also enjoy mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding and paragliding there.

Address: Sedr Trailers Hatta Dam, Hatta.

Here Are Some of The Best Eco-Friendly Resorts in The GCC

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