Discovering new places traveling around the world is an activity that almost everyone likes. However, until not long ago, nobody cared about tourism without disturbing the balance of the environment or damaging nature. Fortunately, ecological tourism, also called ecotourism, has been gaining popularity for a while now. In fact, there are many examples that we can find throughout the planet. Without going any further, a few days ago we told you about four green corners of Spain that stood out for combining the tourist industry with ecology.
Today at Hard Hobbit To Break we want to show you another good example of ecotourism. We are referring to Oasis Eco Resort, the most sustainable hotel in the world, which will be located in Liwa, a region south of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. Would you like to discover more details about this spectacular accommodation? Well, we recommend that you be very attentive to what we tell you next!
There are many accommodations that nowadays have an ecological awareness by flag, but none of them is as sustainable as the Oasis Eco Resort will become, which is scheduled to open its doors in the Liwa oasis, located in the middle from the Rub al-Jali desert, 150 kilometers from Abu Dhabi. Designed by the prestigious architecture studio Baharash Architecture For Eco Resort Group, this luxurious and sustainable resort will have an original star shape.
Water and energy
One of the data from the project that has most caught our attention has to do with energy self-sufficiency. And it is that the hotel will have 47,000 square meters of solar panels. As for the water, which will be extracted from underground wells, it will be recycled to be used for irrigation, for fish farming and for recreational activities. Furthermore, it is important to note that the hotel will hire biologists to preserve wildlife and that it will have a zero-emission zone.
Suites and other facilities
This sustainable resort will have 84 suites, which will be distributed around a central spring. Thus, from all rooms you can enjoy beautiful views. What's more, each of them will have an outdoor terrace. As you may have imagined, the rest of the hotel facilities will also be located around this space. Among them is the gym, which will be equipped with high-end machines technology, like the business area. Of course, the accommodation will also have dedicated health facilities, such as a therapeutic spa.
There are even more elements that make this resort the greenest in the world. For example, dishes cooked in the restaurant and bar will feature ingredients grown on-site or supplied by farmers from nearby towns. Of course, guests can eat both local food and international dishes. According to Baharash Baherian, founder of the architectural firm in charge of the project, this is the most sustainable in which they have worked. In fact, they will carry out educational programs to increase awareness of environmental values and will use all their means to protect this natural area. As you can imagine, building this hotel will not come cheap. In fact, some voices claim that its final cost will be $ 21 million.
Then we leave you with our Gallery, where you will find some of the images that have come down to us from the project. Of course, we will have to wait for the year 2020 to see it finished.
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