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Looking for eco-friendly accommodation, tours and activities in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)? The following are our favorite sustainability-focused hotels, tours and travel activities in Dubai.

We’ve also put together a list of organic restaurants, info on the weather in Dubai and other useful travel information.

Dubai and sustainability

For the environmentally conscious traveler, Dubai is a fascinating, yet at times scary place to visit. In fact, the very concept of sustainability is challenged in a city with the desert on the one and the ocean on the other side, and not much in between apart from urban sprawl and development at a very fast pace. However, things are slowly changing in the Emirates, with environmental best practice and sustainability becoming more and more of a topic (sustainability is a key theme of the Expo 2020 held in Dubai).


Dubai hotels and resorts

Finding a truly eco-friendly or sustainable hotel in Dubai can be challenging. The following hotels and resorts are at the forefront of the green hospitality movement:

Park Regis Kris Kin

Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai

“Welcome to Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel where our convenient location, range of facilities and warm genuine service will delight you. Located opposite Burjuman Shopping Centre in the heart of Dubai’s historic district, Park Regis Kris Kin offers the perfect base to shop and explore.”

Read our review of Park Regis Kris Kin or check availability and rates


Al Maha Luxury Desert Resort

Al Maha reserve wildlife resort Dubai - restaurant

Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, is nestled in a verdant palm oasis, deep within Dubai’s magical dune and desert landscape. Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is located in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and plays a vital role in its conservation. The Arabian Oryx & the Gazelles are the star attractions of the reserve. Enjoy two different complimentary desert activities every day as part of the stay.”

Read our review of Al Maha Desert Resort or check availability and rates. More about Al Maha and sustainability in the interview with Gerhard Erasmus by the Sustainability Leaders Project.


Dubai tours, sights & urban adventures

Just like accommodation, environmentally friendly, sustainable tours and travel activities in Dubai are not easy to come by. The most promising, by the look of it, are:

Platinum Heritage Tours

“With expertise in not only luxury but culture, wildlife and history, Platinum Heritage reveals our destination with an authenticity beyond the reach of any other adventure tour company. Our tours are exclusive and created for discerning travellers who expect the highest level of luxury, service, and attention to detail. Platinum Heritages’ distinguishing characteristics are encapsulated in the principles of respect and sustainability.” Website


Healthy eateries and vegetarian restaurants in Dubai

Surprisingly, perhaps, Dubai is catching up fast in terms of healthy food. Here is a list of organic restaurants in Dubai.


Weather in Dubai & other travel info

For all sorts of useful travel info and advice, check Dubai on WikiTravel.

For the latest news on weather in Dubai and the Emirates, visit weather.com.


Travel insurance

Still need travel insurance for your upcoming trip to Dubai? Here’s why World Nomads is our favorite travel insurance for city trips.


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Destination Dubai: Hotels, Tours and Urban Adventures for Eco-Smart City Travelers