By 2021, UAE is expected to welcome 45 million people, of which 31 million will be international tourists. A new generation of eco-minded entrepreneurs are looking to transform this rapidly growing sector into a green economy.
Eco Resort Group, a Dubai-based company, has revealed the world’s greenest eco resort. The newly launched Oasis Eco Resort will be located in Liwa, the southern region of UAE, and is scheduled to open in 2020. It is one of several eco resorts the company is planning to launch over the next few years.
London-based Baharash Architecture, were tasked with the design which features a spring at its heart. Baharash Bagherian, Designer and Founder of Baharash Architecture, explains the inspiration behind the design as rooted in UAE’s heritage.
“At the very early stages of the project, we found out that we could extract groundwater using a deep well. This gave us an opportunity to create a story around a spring, which was of critical importance to Bedouins for trade and transportation routes”.
The accommodations and functional areas are distributed around the spring, which will be the tranquil heart of the resort.
In total there are 84 interconnecting suites of various types, all of which provide amazing views and an outdoor terrace.
Some of the environmental benefits include recycling waste water on site for irrigation, onsite waste management, the enforcement of a zero emission zone and 157,000 square feet of solar panels.
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