Dubai's Burj Al Arab hotel goes green

Iconic hotel receives Green Globe certification for sustainability

Dubai's Burj Al Arab received the Gleen Globe certification after being audited by Farnek.
Dubai's Burj Al Arab received the Gleen Globe certification after being audited by Farnek.

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab hotel has been awarded the Green Globe certification following a sustainability audit conducted by Farnek.

Burj Al Arab was awarded the certification for its reduction of water usage, grey water recycling, and management of its energy output by regulating room temperature in the suites, thus reducing the carbon footprint.

Farnek also scrutinised the hotel’s human resource development, training, procurement, and waste management system as part of the auditing process.

Burj Al Arab general manager Heinrich Morio said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious recognition that reinforces our commitment to sustainable practices. The certificate is a testament to Burj Al Arab’s dedication to ensuring that green policies are at the heart of our business and that they are an essential part of our long-term business strategy.”

Farnek director consultancy Sandrine Le Biavant added: “For over a decade the stunning sail-shaped hotel has been an iconic symbol of modern Dubai and its flourishing hospitality industry. Now, with the Green Globe award, the Burj Al Arab has been recognised for its seven-star sustainability.”

The hotel’s CSR and environmental efforts – including the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project launched in 2004 – were also praised by the organisation. Other CSR activities at Burj Al Arab include beach cleanups, mobile phone collections and raising awareness about breast cancer.

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