Vida Downtown Dubai has just received the much lauded Green Key Certification, placing it into a very select group of hotels within the UAE that actively supports environmental programmes to support the future of the planet.

Green hotels in the UAE

Several key changes and additions to the operations of the luxury hotel ensures its environmentally friendly status and these include using 100 percent biodegradable cutlery, recycling of hotel waste, utilisation of LED lights to reduce electrical consumption, paperless guest rooms, a la carte menus to prevent wastage as well as a non-smoking appeal. But Vida Downtown Dubai isn't the only hotel appealing to the green-conscious traveller. Here are the top five luxury hotels in the UAE that have earned the same Green Key certification...

Green hotels in the UAE

Green hotels in the UAE

Green hotels in the UAE

Green hotels in the UAE

Green hotels in the UAE

Away from the Green Key certification, other hospitality establishments also offer their own unique sustainability program, including the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Dubai, which amongst other things, have increased local and organic dining options, created hotel products from environmentally friendly sources, as well as reduced water and energy consumption. 

Green hotels in the UAE

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