Sustainability in Dubai Developments Term Paper by Nicky

A look at the sustainable and environmentally responsible development in Dubai's toursim and hospitality industries.
# 146482 | 1,597 words | 8 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 29, 2010 in Environmental Studies (General) , Tourism (General)

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The paper discusses the size and growth of the hospitality industry in Dubai and examines its overall impact on the environment. The paper looks at environmental regulations in Dubai and at the benefits of environmental practices in hotel and tourist developments there. The paper shows how sustainable and environmentally responsible development is being emphasized by Dubai as a necessary competitive advantage.

Economic Growth of Dubai and Environmental Impact
Environmental Regulations in Dubai
Benefits of Environmental Practices
Sustainability in Dubai Developments
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The emirates move towards development of sustainability actually begin over a decade ago however it was on a very small scale in comparison to current initiatives in the emirates for sustainability in their project development. Awarded National Geographic's - one of the world's best ecotourism models, Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa, "...pioneered environmentally friendly lodging in the Middle east" is located "...within the 225-square-kilometer Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve...[and]... set a precedent in the region on how to make ecology work for hospitality." (Ernest & Young. 2008 ) Another project 'Six Senses' which is a luxury resort hotel company also pursued the sustainability initiative and contributed to conservation of the natural environment as well as providing support for the well-being of communities and has recently opened the Zighy Bay resort in Oman. This company is the creator of an environmental management system and Environmental & Social Sustainability policy that has been integrated into all of its hotel operations."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • ESTIDAMA (2008) Sustainable Buildings and Communities and Buildings Program for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Design Guidelines for New Residential and Commercial Buildings. Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. Online available at:
  • Hospitality Going Green (2008) Global Hospitality Insights. Ernest & Young. 2008 EYGM Limited. Available online at: oey/Attachments/hospitality_insights_DF0052.pdf
  • Dubai's Economic Growth Report (2008) Impressive Gains - realtyna Knowledge Center. Available online at:
  • Saadeh, Diala (2007) Environment Key Challenge for Booming Dubai. Reuters News 3 May 2007. Online available at:
  • Butler, Tina (2005) Dubai's artificial islands have high environmental costThe Price of "The World": Dubai's Artificial Future. 23 Aug 2005. Online available at:

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