21 Aug '23 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

In line with UAE’s announcement for 2023 to be the year of sustainability, Raffles The Palm Dubai, the iconic beachfront palace, has been gearing up its sustainability efforts aimed at promoting responsible tourism practices. As part of the commitment, Raffles The Palm Dubai has implemented a range of initiatives designed to conserve energy, reduce waste, and protect the local ecosystem while offering guests a world-class experience.  

In efforts to achieve this goal, the hotel has taken steps for water conservation, including efficient landscaping and recycling, while also focusing on eliminating single-use plastic from guest room amenities, room access cards and launching an in-house water bottling project.  

Another key aspect of this project is to maintain sustainable food and beverage practices across the F&B outlets. Restaurant teams strive to source local, sustainable, and seasonal ingredients to support the ecosystem and homegrown businesses while reducing the carbon footprint. The hotel has also established a conscious partnership with Neutral Fuel LLC to recycle used cooking oil into biofuel.  

To further incorporate sustainable practices within housekeeping and infrastructure upkeep, Raffles The Palm Dubai has invested in buying eco-certified cleaning products. The hotel also uses energy-saving control systems and lighting in guest rooms, front-of-house, and back-of-house areas.  

Raffles The Palm Dubai has also committed to educating employees on social responsibility as well as giving back to the community. As a first step, all employees must undertake the annual WATCH (We Act Together for Children) Program Training, as well as volunteer to support local charities such as the Red Crescent, Latifa Hospital, Dubai Thalassemia Center, and One Billion Meals.  

Raffles The Palm Dubai is proud to be the first ultra-luxury hotel in UAE to receive the ISO 14001:2015 certification for its Environmental Management System (EMS), recognizing its commitment to environmental sustainability. The ISO 14001 standard is the most widely used EMS in the world and sets out criteria for environmental management that organizations must meet to obtain certification. Synonymous with luxury and best of class hospitality, Raffles the Palm Dubai is setting new industry standards within the sustainability and conservation space.   

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About Raffles The Palm Dubai:    

The palatial beach resort occupies a prime location on the Palm Jumeirah Island and offers 387 luxurious rooms, suites and villas. The resort features spectacular sea views, a private white sand beach, an indoor and outdoor pool and a selection of restaurants such as Matagi, Piatti and Sola Jazz Lounge. The property encompasses a range of facilities with Raffles’ quintessential standards of service, including a 24-hour Raffles Butler and the private Raffles Lounge. With classic furnishings, the hotel opens up into the grand Blüthner Hall and a dedicated Raffles Patisserie serving chocolates and pastries. Visitors can pamper themselves in the Cinq Mondes Spa, offering 23 treatment rooms, two private spa suites, scrub rooms, hammams and fully equipped gym and yoga classes.The resort has also partnered with Virtuoso, a global network of agencies that craft bespoke trips and create unique experiences for guests around the world.  

 Find out more here:www.rafflesthepalmdubai.com  

About Raffles   

Founded in Singapore in 1887, Raffles Hotels, Resorts and Residences are places where ideas are born, history is made and stories and legends are created. At each landmark address, distinguished guests and residents will find a world of elegance and enchanted glamour, where Raffles’ renowned legacy of gracious service knows no bounds. As the authentic heart of a destination, Raffles champions fine art and design, and fosters culture in all its forms, guiding guests to make discoveries in their own time and way. Raffles’ commitment to local communities is expressed through diverse initiatives with a unified mission to actively support the arts and the environment. From one generation to the next, visitors arrive as guests, leave as friends, and return as family. Raffles can be found in key international locations including Singapore, Paris, Istanbul, Dubai, Doha, Maldives, Udaipur, Phnom Penh and Bali; with flagship openings upcoming in London, Boston, Macau and Bahrain in 2023. Raffles is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group counting over 5,500 properties throughout more than 110 countries, and a participating brand in ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a lifestyle loyalty program providing access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences.   

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