Dubai is transforming itself into one of the most sustainable cities in the world…

For those of you who place a huge importance on sustainability in your life, it most likely extends beyond your home making its way into your choices of restaurants, shopping habits and even hotels.

Now Dubai has no shortage of hotels (and there’s more opening soon), and if you’re sticking to your sustainable living standards, pick one that has received an official sustainable tourism stamp of approval.

Dubai Tourism has awarded 70 hotels across the city for their green standards. The hotels range from two to five stars, budget to luxury, business to leisure, giving visitors and residents a sufficient number of choices for their plans.

All hotels had to fulfill 19 sustainability requirements to make the list. Some of the requirements include employee training, energy management plans, food purchasing management and much more. Based on their scores, the hotels were awarded bronze, silver or gold stamps.

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You can find the sustainable hotels in Dubai below (arranged in alphabetical order).

Gold winners:
Al Jaddaf Rotana Suite Hotel Dubai
Arjaan Dubai Media City
Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai
Hilton Dubai The Walk
La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk, Dubai, Autograph Collection
Pullman Dubai Downtown
Raffles Dubai
Rove City Walk
Rove Trade Centre
Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk
Sofitel The Palm

Silver winners: 
Al Bandar Rotana – Creek
Aloft Al Mina, Dubai
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Atlantis, The Palm Hotel
City Max Hotel Business Bay
Four Points By Sheraton Bur Dubai
Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel – Dubai
Grand Mercure Dubai
Grand Plaza Movenpick Media City
Holiday Inn Al Maktoum Airport
IBIS Styles Dubai Airport Hotel
Intercontinental Dubai Festival City
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai
Marriott Executive Apartment, Dubai Creek
Metropolitan Hotel Dubai
Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach
Novotel Deira City Centre
Novotel Suites Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
Paramount Hotel Midtown
Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Deira
Residence Inn By Marriott Al Jaddaf
Rove City Centre, Deira
Rove Dubai Marina
Rove Expo 2020
Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Studio One Hotel

Bronze winners:
Adagio Premium Dubai Al Barsha
Al Raya Hotel Apartments Dubai
Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton
Al Khoory Inn
Armani Dubai Hotel
Canopy By Hilton Dubai Al Seef
Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai
Delta Hotels By Marriott Jumeirah Beach, Dubai
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Golden Sands Creek Hotel
Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay
Holiday Inn Express – Dubai Jumeirah
Ibis Dubai Al Barsha
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
Leva Hotel Mazaya Centre
Millennium Atria Business Bay
Millennium Place Barsha Heights
Movenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai
Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai
Palazzo Versace Dubai
Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City
Premier Inn Dubai Al Jadaf Hotel
Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City
Radisson Blu Hotel Apartment, Dubai Marina
Rixos Premium Dubai JBR
Rose Rayhaan By Rotana
Savoy Central Hotel Apartments
Savoy Park
Savoy Suites
The Ritz Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre

If one of your favourite hotels didn’t make the list this time, don’t worry. The hotel will have the chance to win the stamp next year. As for the hotels currently on the list, they will have to stick to their green ways to win the stamp again. This ensures that the hotels stay sustainable and even showcase to other hotels that green is the way to go moving forward.

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