Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai


Dubai is not known to be an 'eco friendly' place. Its rampant development has put a desire to be seen to be some sort of Singapore of the Middle East and scant regard paid to controlled development, or sustainability. Therefore, any hotel that shows some leadership in this area is the one to patronise! The collection of problems Dubai has with regard to its building development can be found on many other websites and within many of the worlds printed press if you wish to explore this topic further.

The Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel, managed by Movenpick Hotels and Resorts, is the latest five-star property in the Middle East to be accredited by the internationally-recognized Green Globe, the premier worldwide certification and performance improvement programme developed specifically for the travel and tourism industry.

As the global hospitality industry continues to ponder the pace of business, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with real estate developer, Seven Tides, opens more than 1,200 rooms over four properties in Dubai, UAE.

The 396-room Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel, is cleverly inspired by the journeys of the 14th century Arabian explorer, Ibn Battuta himself. The hotel is located in 'New Dubai' opened its doors to business and leisure travellers in October 2010.

The 216-room Movenpick Hotel Deira opened in January 2011. Situated in the commercial hub of Diera, close to the Dubai Creek and Dubai Airport, the hotel is perfectly situated for business visitors and short stay leisure guests as well as weekend shoppers and small meeting groups.

2012 will also witness the opening of the contemporary Oceana Hotel & Spa. Seven Tides' second property located on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah will open 324 rooms at the Oceana Beach Club, which has already opened a popular restaurant-bar venue, West 14th, the New- York Grill and Bar. Both the club and the restaurant opened for business during the summer of 2010 and like the hotel are set to deliver great family entertainment.

About Green Globe International, Inc.

Green Globe International, Inc. is the worldwide owner of the Green Globe brand, which includes the leading sustainability certification and benchmarking programs, carbon footprint calculation and offset programs, and a broad range of consulting services. Green Globe International has been admitted as an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the business leaders' forum for the travel and tourism industry, is a 5% common stock owner of Green Globe International

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