MOCCAE & EAD Launch UAE National Framework for Sustainable Fisheries

by Mahak Mannan | 06 Mar 2019

In an effort to protect marine resources, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and the Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi (EAD) have unveiled the UAE National Framework for Sustainable Fisheries 2019-2030, building on the recently completed UAE Sustainable Fisheries Programme (2014-2018). Launched at the World Ocean Summit 2019 that is currently underway in Abu Dhabi,

Origin Green Builds On Sustainability

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Nov 2018

Known all over the world as the Emerald Isle, the island of Ireland is filled with and surrounded by natural resources, a mild climate, a luscious green countryside, and vast blue oceans. A country rich with culture and traditions, Ireland holds a strong reputation as a source of natural, high quality, and sustainable food products

Alila Jabal Akhdar Goes Green

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Sep 2018

As part of its commitment to sustainability and to ensure the hotel is as efficient and eco-friendly as possible, Alila Jabal Akhdar has initiated four R’s of zero waste, reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose (compost) and has signed a waste management contract with Oman Recycling Services LLC. As part of the larger plan, the hotel

Sustainably Chic

by Mahak Mannan | 06 Sep 2018

Pierchic, a venue that operates under the Jumeirah Restaurant Group is nothing short of an iconic destination for both residents and tourists alike. Whether it be celebrating a milestone or taking advantage of the scenic views from the restaurant, Pierchic is renowned for offering something different from the busy Dubai life and Mahak Mannan spoke

Dubai Tourism Publishes Sustainability Manual

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Aug 2018

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has published the first interactive, web-based, manual under the Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST) initiative to help hotels and hospitality establishments map out a sustainable journey. This has been designed in line with the Department’s commitment to ensure that the emirate takes the lead in promoting sustainable

Dubai Tourism rolls out green tourism initiatives

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Jul 2018

51 Dubai hotels discuss green tourism practices to efficiently manage resources and reduce carbon footprint. Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing hosted an immersive workshop to provide hotels with a refreshing outlook of its innovative sustainability board game and encourage hospitality stakeholders to enrol their properties in the carbon calculator, to further enhance Dubai’s

In Focus: Origin Green

by Mahak Mannan | 23 Jul 2018

Michael Hussy, regional manager, Bord Bia, explains the benefits of the company’s sustainability programme, Origin Green. Ireland has a long history of supplying food to the GCC region, historically beef and dairy products. Today, products coming to the GCC range from ice cream and poultry products, beef, seafood, yogurts, chocolate, bakery items to gluten free

The world’s largest vertical farm to be built in Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Jun 2018

Emirates Flight Catering has entered a $40 million joint venture with US-based Crop One Holdings to build the farming facility at Dubai World Central. HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group said: “This announcement is an important milestone for the Emirates Group, for Dubai, and for the

Hilton Abu Dhabi Saves 50 Cubic Metres of Water

by Mahak Mannan | 29 May 2018

Staff at the Abu Dhabi Corniche property were trained on how to spot and reduce water waste as part of the campaign that saved more than 250 gallons of water. From housekeepers to chefs and receptionists to managers, every team member played their part to help reduce water wastage at the hotel between March 19

The last straw for Jumeirah Restaurant Group

by Mahak Mannan | 22 May 2018

As of 18 March 2018, Jumeirah Restaurant Group has gone 100% plastic-free and we spoke to Emma Banks, general manager, Jumeirah Restaurant Group on why they are going green. Why did you take the decision to go plastic free? We have gone straw less with a commitment to becoming as free from single-use plastic as

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