Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort opens in Abu Dhabi

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort opens in Abu Dhabi

Jumeirah Group has announced the opening of Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, the group’s first luxury “eco-conscious” resort, nestled on the pristine shores of Abu Dhabi.

The luxury beachfront Resort overlooks 400 metres of beautiful white sand on the Arabian Gulf and offers a front-row seat to breathtakingly beautiful scenery and undisturbed wildlife.

Depending on the season, guests may catch a glimpse of Indo-pacific humpback and bottle nose dolphins, green or hawksbill turtles and dugongs, which live in the Saadiyat Mangroves.

More inland, gazelles, socotra cormorants, grey herons and greater flamingos are known to visit.

“This resort is a place like no other.

“Located next to one of the most spectacular beaches in the Arabian Gulf, every aspect of the resort’s design has been influenced by the beauty of this location,” said Linda Griffin, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, general manager.

Eco-conscious practices at the resort go beyond preserving the island’s protected sand dunes - Jumeirah has partnered with Dubai-based water treatment company Trust Your Water to reduce single-use plastics.

Guests are offered locally-sourced filtered still and sparkling water in their own personal reusable bottles that can be refilled at the resort’s water stations.

The resort has also eliminated the use of plastic straws, favouring straws made from recycled material.

“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,” said Griffin.

Just a ten-minute drive from Abu Dhabi city centre, guests can explore the island’s nine kilometres of mesmerising white beach and the crystal-clear waters of the Arabian Gulf which provide a feeling of relaxation and harmony.

Golf aficionados can enjoy the proximity to Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, the Arabian Gulf’s first beachfront course.

José Silva, chief executive, Jumeirah Group, said: “We are proud to bring Jumeirah to Saadiyat Island and to open our second luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi. 

“The opening is a significant landmark in achieving our strategic expansion goals worldwide and is our sixth Jumeirah hotel to open this year.

“We are confident that Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort will further enhance Abu Dhabi as a distinct and diverse tourist destination, and we look forward to welcoming guests from the local community as well as international travellers.

“We anticipate it will be a very popular and welcome addition to Saadiyat.”

Saadiyat Island is undergoing a remarkable transformation into a world-class leisure, culturally connected and residential destination.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, also located on the island, opened last year to international acclaim and has since received over a million visitors.

It will be joined by the Zayed National Museum and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi making the island a hub for global culture, arts and entertainment.

The resort is also only ten minutes away from Yas Island, famous for hosting the annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Mall (the second largest mall in the UAE) and world-class theme parks including Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World and the recently opened Warner Bros. World.