At Royal Continental Hotels Dubai, we are committed to preserving and regenerating the environment and leaving a positive, enduring impact on our local community.

Dubai Sustainable Tourism was born to improve the sustainability of the tourism sector and to contribute to the broader clean energy and sustainable development targets that Dubai has set out to achieve.

Sustainable is not something that we do; it is who we are

For us, being environmentally friendly and socially responsible can be successfully wedded to uncompromisingly gorgeous hideaways. Empty of waste, toxins and plastic, and full of spirituality, celebration and joy.

Sustainability Management Policy

Royal Continental Hotels strive to be a sustainable organization, sustaining the natural environment on which our business operations depend, and considering long-term environmental and social impacts of all the projects and operations for which we are responsible.

To achieve this vision, Royal Continental Hotels will implement a sustainability strategy to demonstrate a positive economic, environmental and social impact from all our activities as per the part of DST initiation by DTCM.

Royal Continental Hotel’s leadership is committed to continually improving its sustainability performance.

Royal Continental Hotel’s will comply with all sustainability related legislation, regulation and other requirements.

Royal Continental Hotels will measure and report its sustainability performance against nationally, and where relevant, internationally, sustainability standards.


Implement a systematic energy efficiency plan and continually improve energy efficiency performance.
Control energy use with building management systems and GRMS system to optimize energy use. Strive to use energy efficient transportation for movement of guests and employees.


Implement a systematic waste management plant to minimize disposal to landfill and food waste, encourage recycling, and encourage reuse of materials.
Strive to reduce waste from guest toiletries.


Implement a systematic water conservation plan and continually improve water consumption performance.
Strive to reduce water consumption by reusing guest towels and linens


Implement a purchasing management plan which gives preference to sustainable, local, fair-trade and environmentally -friendly goods and services.
Only purchase food products free from endangered or protected fish, seafood or other species.

Compliance, Staffing & Training

  • Report environment performance through the DST Carbon Calculator on a regular frequency, preferably monthly.
  • Comply with all Dubai Sustainable Tourism and Dubai Supreme Council of Energy regulations, guidelines and directives.
  • Certify staff by Dubai Tourism and establish a committee to manage sustainability initiatives.
  • Train employees and educate guests on sustainability initiatives.
  • Produce events, conferences and business meetings that minimize waste and conserve energy and water.
  • Implement a sustainable friendly procurement procedure with support of approved vendors.


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