The Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island has committed to drastically reducing the usage of plastic. 

We’re certain you’ve already seen the affecting cover image of National Geographic’s June edition which shows a plastic bag partially submerged in an ocean.

The image suggests that the world’s plastic problem is “just the tip of the iceberg.”

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They’re right, and almost on cue we’ve had an upcoming luxury resort in Abu Dhabi declare that it will be completely free of one-time use plastic bottles and plastic straws.

The Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi is slated to open its doors this November and is wearing its eco-warrior badge on its sleeve.

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

Where disposable bottles are absolutely necessary, the plastic bottles will be replaced with glass. But in most other cases, the resort will provide guests with reusable plastic bottles which they can refill at water stations spread out across the property.

The 293-room luxury resort has 70 suites. Of these, six suites have floor-to-ceiling windows that open out to a view of the azure Arabian sea. There’s also a VIP couple’s suite with its own private entrance for guests who want a little extra privacy.

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

If you really want to live it up here, you could also choose from the eight private villas, each with an attached private pool.

If your idea of a good holiday is sampling a range of different cuisines, then the Jumeirah has you well covered. There are eight restaurants on the property and cuisine that range from Levantine to Italian.

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

There is a Moroccan Hammam, a 14-room treatment spa and a VIP Couple’s spa which like the VIP suite also has a private entrance. While there are three infinity pools, we’d recommend a walk along the 9km beach instead where there’s a good chance that you’ll encounter Hawksbill turtles.

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Initiatives like this one are bound to make an impactful and meaningful difference.

The challenge now though is to get more resorts within the booming hotel sector in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to get on board with this plastic-reduction model.

And in the meantime, we know where we’ll be headed for a little staycay later in the year.

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