COP28 UAE: tips for eco-friendly travellers staying at Savoy Dubai Aparthotels

05 October 2023

The thriving metropolis of Dubai, known for its towering skyscrapers, luxury shopping, and extravagant lifestyle, is preparing to host COP28 UAE, one of the world’s most important international climate conferences. As the world gathers at the chosen COP28 location in Dubai, Expo City Dubai,  from 30 November to 12 December 2023 to address pressing environmental issues, it’s only natural that your stay in Dubai reflects the event’s spirit of sustainability. At Savoy Hotel Apartments in Dubai, we are delighted to welcome you to this prestigious and pivotal event and to provide you with a home away from home that embraces the COP28 themes without sacrificing comfort and style.

Here are some tips on how you can practise eco-friendly traveling during your stay and stay in line with COP28 themes

Tip 1: choose green tourism accommodation

Savoy Hotel Apartments in Dubai has earned recognition for its sustainability efforts, receiving top accolades at the Dubai Green Tourism Awards and Middle East Hotel Awards. By selecting Savoy Dubai, you’re not just choosing a place to stay; you’re opting for an eco-friendly stay that aligns with your commitment to eco-conscious travel and the COP28 agenda and is not too far from the COP28 location in Dubai.

Tip 2: conserve energy

At Savoy Hotel Apartments in Dubai, we understand the importance of energy efficiency which aligns perfectly with COP28 UAE. We have converted communal and hotel room lights to energy-saving CFL/LED lights to minimise energy consumption. As a guest, you can contribute to these efforts by utilising the key card sensors to activate lighting in your room. Remember to turn off lights and electronics when not in use to save energy. Computers in the hotel are programmed to go into ‘cut off/sleep mode’ when not used for more than three minutes, ensuring energy is not wasted. This is another sure way to show solidarity and commitment to the COP28 themes and agenda. 

Tip 3: reduce water usage

Water conservation is another crucial aspect of Savoy Dubai’s sustainability initiatives which align well with the COP28 UAE principles. We have implemented water-saving aerators on room and communal taps, resulting in a 50% reduction in water usage. Additionally, sand-filled sealed bottles have been placed inside each toilet flush tank to reduce water consumption further. Savoy Hotel Apartments in Dubai go even further by collecting condensation water from outdoor units of split ACs for plant irrigation. You can play your part in living up to the COP28 agenda by being mindful of your water usage. Simply turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, so you do not leave the water running until you have to rinse; taking short showers is another sure way to reduce water usage. 

Tip 4: responsible waste management

Proper waste management is a cornerstone of sustainability at Savoy Dubai. The hotel has introduced separate garbage disposal containers and systems for various materials. In partnership with recycling companies, we collect and repurpose waste effectively. Even internal office practices have been adapted, with recycled paper and printer cartridges recycled for internal purposes to minimise the environmental footprint which is one of the key concerns addressed in the COP28 agenda

Tip 5: indulge in sustainable dining

As a traveller committed to sustainability, choosing restaurants which prioritise locally sourced and sustainable ingredients can align with your values. We understand this, which is why we offer more than a convenient stay that is not too far from the COP28 location in Dubai. Our coffee shops serve delicious meals such as breakfast and a mouth-watering multi-cuisine a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. 

Tip 6: explore Dubai sustainably

Exploring Dubai sustainably can enhance your travel experience. Opt for transportation options such as public transit like the Dubai metro, cycling, or walking to soak up the city’s attractions. Not only does this reduce your carbon footprint, but it also offers a unique perspective on the local culture and surroundings.

Tip 7: engage in eco-friendly activities

Seek out sustainable tours, outdoor activities or local initiatives promoting environmental awareness and conservation in Dubai. These activities give you a deeper understanding of the local ecosystem and the chance to connect with like-minded travellers who share your commitment to eco-conscious travel.

Tip 8. minimise plastic usage

Plastic waste is a global concern, and you can do your part by minimising plastic usage during your stay. Carry a reusable water bottle and shopping bag to reduce reliance on single-use plastics. Avoiding single-use plastic items whenever possible is another simple but effective way to reduce environmental impact.

Tip 9. leave a positive impact

Your eco-friendly experiences at Savoy Dubai can inspire others. Share your sustainable adventures on social media and tag us to encourage fellow travellers to make eco-conscious choices. Additionally, providing us with feedback about your green initiatives and offering suggestions for further improvement can contribute to our ongoing sustainability efforts.

Enjoy exceptional amenities and services during your stay

Your stay at Savoy Hotel Apartments in Dubai during COP28 UAE is an opportunity to embrace sustainability and enjoy a wide range of amenities and services designed to enhance your comfort and convenience. Here’s a look at some of the things you can expect during your eco-friendly stay:

  • 24-hour reception and security: 

Our dedicated team is available around the clock to assist you with any inquiries and ensure your safety during your stay.

  • In-room dining: 

Enjoy the convenience of in-room dining, allowing you to savor delicious meals in the comfort of your accommodation.

  • Fully-equipped kitchen: 

Each room comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, giving you the freedom to prepare your own meals during your stay.

  • Business center and conference room: 

Stay productive with our well-equipped business center and conference room, ideal for meetings and other business needs.

  • Electronic in-room safe: 

Store your valuables securely in the electronic in-room safe provided for your peace of mind.

  • IDD telephone and complimentary high-speed internet access: 

Stay connected with IDD telephone services and complimentary high-speed internet access throughout your stay.

  • Multi-channel Smart television: 

Enjoy a range of entertainment options with multi-channel smart television in your room.

  • Complimentary bus service to the beach: 

Take advantage of our complimentary bus service to the beach, making it easy to enjoy the beautiful coastline.

  • Laundry machine, iron, and ironing board: 

Keep your clothes fresh and wrinkle-free with access to laundry facilities, including a washing machine, iron, and ironing board.

  • Sauna and steam room: 

Relax and unwind in our sauna and steam room, perfect for rejuvenation after a long day of activities.

  • Jacuzzi and gymnasium: 

Stay fit and rejuvenated with access to our Jacuzzi and well-equipped gymnasium.

  • Temperature-controlled pool: 

Take a refreshing dip in our temperature-controlled pool, ideal for relaxation and leisure.

As you embark on your eco-friendly COP28 UAE adventure, remember that your choices can inspire others to embrace sustainable travel. Sharing your experiences and feedback with Savoy Hotel Apartments in Dubai can contribute to our ongoing commitment to sustainability, making every visit a step towards a greener, more responsible future for all travellers. 

Book your eco-friendly stay today and embrace the opportunity to be a part of the solution.

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