Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort launches several environmental programs for guests
Tree Planting for Regular Guest and Kids Gardening Program
Dubai, UAE (April 1, 2012) – Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort, an upmarket Moroccan-style property in the heart of Fujairah, has kick-started two new environmental initiatives called “Tree Planting for Regular Guest” and “Kids Gardening Program” with an aim to preserve the environment as well as attract guests to return to the property.
Dr. Ralf Corsten was the first VIP guest to plant his tree while celebrating his birthday at the resort last February. The tree planting activity for guests was initiated to attract hotel guests to return to the property and see how their tree grows up and contribute to the natural beauty of the resort.
The Kids Gardening Program is being held every Saturday at 5pm when children of the hotel guests are invited to a dedicated area called Kids Green Corner to engage in several gardening activity. It becomes a fun activity for the kids and also teaches them on the importance of keeping the surroundings clean and green.
Ashraf Helmy, General Manager & Area Business Development Manager, said: “We have launched these new environmental programs in our continuing effort to keep Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah a green resort. Our guests planting their own tree will encourage them to return to the property. Miramar becomes like a home to them and when they see the growing trees, they may then choose to plant another tree. On the other hand, engaging kids in gardening activities will make them realize the importance of preserving the environment. It becomes an enjoyable activity for them and it also prepares them to be conscious of the planet that we live in.!”
The programs are in addition to the yearly environmental activity called “Art Craft Exhibition” where hotel staffs are encouraged to create their own art from recycled materials that are found within or around the hotel. The art crafts are displayed and guests can buy the pieces through an auction held on the same day.
The property is also proud to have its own vegetables and fruits garden where some of the hotel’s fresh produce are harvested for consumption. The hotel staff and management are also active in cleaning activities. Last year, the group cleaned the open area beside the Miramar staff entrance all the way to the beach side. They have collected several bags of trash and decided to do the cleaning activity periodically.
Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah has been recently re-certified by the Green Globe award. The award is given to hotels that measure their environmental impact and then develop and implement strategies to reduce those impacts thus achieving the desired outcomes for sustainable tourism.
The five-star property is the first resort in UAE’s East coast to receive such an honor. Their first Green Globe certification was received in October 25, 2011. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and is part owned by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
About Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah
Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah is approximately 140 km from Dubai International Airport and just 45 km from Fujairah National Airport. This stunning five-star resort overlooks the sea and its own pristine private beach with the impressive Hajaar Mountains as a backdrop. Tastefully designed in a low-rise Arabian/Moroccan style architecture that never rises above three floors, the centre piece of the hotel is the very large free form swimming pool with lots of sun loungers, umbrellas and shade available. The luxury Resort has well appointed rooms, either mountain facing or sea and pool facing, and an excellent range of bars and restaurants. The standard of food is extremely high and the all inclusive plan in the hotel represents outstandingly good value for money.
A selection of shops, a health club and gym, beauty salon and hairdresser, heated outdoor and indoor pools and day and night animation programmes are also readily available. The resort has also a water sports club as well as an international diving center. Free shuttle buses run from Dubai & Fujairah cities, if you want to sample the more cosmopolitan delights of Dubai itself. You can also book boat and fishing trips, desert safaris, mountain and coastal discovery tours. Click here to visit our website: www.miramaralaqah.ae