Vacationing is fun, yet it can be harmful to the environment. Big resorts are some of the biggest culprits when it comes to wasting materials and hurting the local nature. The good thing is, many of these resorts are recognizing their mistakes. If you want to have a guilt-free, eco-friendly trip in the middle-east, check out these lodges.
Sedr Trailer Resort
Who knew the words "Trailer" and "Resort" could fit together so well. The Sedr Trailer Resort in the United Arab Emirates is the best escape from the busy city of Dubai. This resort is everything you would expect it to be.
The focus on Sedr Trailer Resort is to give guests peace of mind and tranquility. Guests can ogle at the stars while cooking s'mores by the fire and listen to the birds and bugs while enjoying the lodge's beautiful seclusion. They can also join outdoorsy activities like hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and ax-throwing. This resort is peaceful and eco-friendly. The trailers do little damage to the environment and are very sustainable.
Al Maha Desert Resort
Located on the outskirts of Dubai is the Al Maha Desert Resort. The resort is located on the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve; it helps the environment and gives visitors a quiet place to stay. Those who visit the Al Maha Desert Resort can spend the days horseback riding, camel riding, or staring at the gorgeous Hajar Mountain.
Visitors will find solace in the fact that Al Maha Desert Resort follows the standards of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. They do their best to sustain the desert and minimize the effect humans have on the nature surrounding them.
If a lodge has "eco" in its name, it's sure to be sustainable. The Feynan Eco-lodge in Jordan is a real environmental wonder. It was created by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and was the first lodge of its kind in Jordan. Much of the money Feynan brings in is donated to conservation efforts. Along with being sustainable, this eco-lodge is surrounded by stunning wildlife and nature.
Guests can see birds flying and camels grazing through the desert while enjoying one of the resort's many activities. Guests can go hiking and canyoneering for archaeological treasures, mountain biking through villages, rock climbing, and more.
Six Senses Zighy Bay
At first glance, the Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman would not appear to be an eco-lodge, but it is. This lodge, located in the Musandam Peninsula, commits to the environment and reduces waste. The resort does this by educating fishers, providing education to the local community, and hosting their active environmental program. Guests will feel rewarded when staying here because of all the good they do.
The sustainability of this resort is only a bonus to the amenities it includes. Those who stay at the Six Sense will get the chance to go paragliding, hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, among many other enjoyable activities.
The Kingfisher Lodge is a mini paradise outside of Dubai. This resort is basically on its island, which guests have to travel to by boat. The isolation of this lodge helps it stay sustainable—their conservation efforts by the nearby Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre. With the lodge's help, the conservation center protects many endangered animals that guests can go to and see.
The views from this lodge are pristine; the resort immerses guests in nature. Best of all, there is no waste coming from such a large resort because the rooms at this lodge are tents. In terms of sustainability, this lodge is doing it right.
The Souly Eco-lodge in Oman is a tranquil beach resort. This eco-lodge provides a perfect beach getaway while also saving the environment. Get a glimpse of dolphins and other sea life through the traditional tents at this resort. The lodge is made of natural, local materials like stone and wood.
They make use of what they have, instead of wasting what they don't have. Guests can view beautiful sunsets from their tents and sunbathe on their balconies. What isn't there to love? Those who want to have a little more fun can go on tours and excursions to see what the hype about nature in Oman is all about; they will not be disappointed.
If you're interested in booking a stay at an Eco-Friendly Lodge in the Middle-East, reach out to us. We're happy to help you book the lodge that best suits your travel style. We want you to have an incredible environment-friendly experience!