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Unforgettable eco-friendly experiences at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

Sustainable activities to enjoy in Europe and the Middle East

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From innovative hydroponic farming at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray's Arcadia to the heartwarming tales of turtle rehabilitation at the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project, where possible, we strive to ensure that every moment at Jumeirah is as impactful as it is enchanting. Embark on an extraordinary journey filled with eco-conscious experiences across our properties in Europe and the Middle East.

 

Arcadia, a hydroponic farm-to-table grill concept at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

 

Discover a unique and interactive culinary experience at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray's Arcadia. Surrounded by lush greenery and vibrant organic herb gardens, this innovative farm-to-table concept invites food enthusiasts into a realm of gastronomic delight. Featuring an outdoor country style kitchen with a long dining table, indulge in healthy salads and sizzling barbecue grills while relishing exclusive Chef's table encounters and immersive cooking classes. Arcadia promises bespoke dishes and signature menus curated by culinary virtuosos and an intimate "Dine under the stars" evening for those seeking to celebrate special moments.

Setting itself apart with a commitment to responsible food sourcing, Arcadia boasts an urban hydroponic farm spanning 55 square metres. Producing over 18 varieties of leafy greens and herbs such as kale lettuce, wasabina, arugula, basil, dill, sage, thyme, and edible flowers, this sustainable initiative yields 210kg monthly and ensures the freshest produce across the resort's signature restaurants. To date, these efforts have led to 79% reduction in food waste – an impressive equivalent to 11,792 meals.

Image of Arcadia Restaurant at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

 

The Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project and Turtle Tea at Jumeirah Al Naseem

 

For nearly two decades, Jumeirah Group has been successfully tending to sick or injured turtles since the inception of its dedicated programme in 2004, the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP). With all seven species of marine turtles facing extinction threats, including the critically endangered Hawksbill turtle, of which only approximately 8,000 nesting females remain globally, the project has aided in the release of over 2,100 rehabilitated turtles.

Central to this project is the Turtle Rehabilitation Sanctuary, set within the serene grounds of Jumeirah Al Naseem. Beginning their recovery journey with initial treatment at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah's Aquarium, these majestic creatures receive specialised care and attention, fostering their healing before being transferred to the sanctuary's tranquil lagoon. Visitors are not only invited to witness their rehabilitation as it unfolds but can also actively engage in feeding the remarkable turtles. Additionally, they have the opportunity to invest in an afternoon tea experience called ‘Turtle Tea by Idriss B,’ the proceeds of which support the rehabilitation of turtles, allowing them to become a part of the turtles' journey before their eventual release back into the wild.

Image of turtles at the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project at Jumeirah Al Naseem

 

Orange groves experience at Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca

 

Perched atop a rugged cliff overlooking the coastal village of Port de Soller, Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa is surrounded by terraced hillsides and citrus fruit groves. Home to a fertile and evergreen Tramuntana mountain range, here you can inhale the sweet, citrusy fragrance of Mallorca’s sun-ripened, juicy oranges on a hike across the orange fields or as you stroll through lush orchards on a self-guided tour. As your leisurely tour draws to a close, you’ll be rewarded with a farm-fresh, organic orange juice and an array of delicious Mallorcan snacks including panades and cocarrois.

Guests staying at Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa have the option of starting their mornings off on a sweet note with a Soller crepe topped with orange jam, while dessert lovers can savour the exquisite combination of orange cremeux, bloody orange gel, meringue, spiced orange sauce, and a scoop of orange ice cream at Cap Roig.

Image of the citrus fruit groves at Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa

 

Eco-Wonders with Nordaq Water Bottling and Green Building Solutions at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi

 

Discover a world of compassion and conservation at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, where every step towards luxury is also a stride towards protecting nature. Overlooking 400 metres of protected dunes, the resort serves as the perfect vantage point to witness humpback dolphins in the wild, as well as hawksbill and green turtles. Consider an eco-tour through the nearby Saadiyat mangroves where, amidst the wetland forests that fringe the ocean, the playful humpback dolphins are seen gracefully frolicking, and where turtles regularly make a friendly appearance.

In a significant achievement, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort obtained a prestigious ISO 21,401:2018 Certification on Sustainability in November 2022, with the implementation of a smart building and guest room management system, which aims to reduce energy consumption and optimise energy usage.

Supported by water treatment experts, ‘Trust Your Water,’ this resort also provides guests with locally sourced, filtered, still and sparkling water in reusable water bottles, which can be refilled at water stations located around its premises. In addition to this initiative is the Nordaq Water Bottling system, removing single-use plastic bottles from the resort, contributing not only to a sustainable reduction in the environmental footprint but also crafting long-term value for cherished guests and colleagues.




Partake in eco-friendly experiences at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts and may the lasting echoes of sustainable delight remind you that each enchanting moment carries the potential to ignite positive change.