Abu Dhabi's Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, which Hotelier initially reported was to open doors on November 11, has finally opened its doors.  Jumeirah said that this is its first luxury "eco-conscious" resort.

As well as preserving the island's protected sand dunes, Jumeirah has partnered with Dubai-based Trust Your Water to reduce single-use plastics. Guests will be offered locally-sourced filtered water in their own personal reusable bottles. The resort has also eliminated plastic straws.

Linda Griffin, the general manager at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, said: "Our commitment to protecting the natural sand dunes and sea around this hotel means that we are also continuously trying to minimise the impact that guests have on this environment by bringing in our own environmentally-friendly solutions and working with partners who are dedicated to employing sustainable, ethical practices in their businesses."

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The 293-room hotel is Jumeirah’s second luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi and includes three infinity pools, a kids' pool, a wellness centre, the first to open in the UAE, and two, three and four-bedroom duplex villas.  

Jose Silva, chief executive officer, Jumeirah Group, said: "The opening is a significant landmark in achieving our strategic expansion goals worldwide and is our sixth Jumeirah hotel to open this year.”