Al Ain, UAE (March 26, 2018) – Danat Al Ain Resort, the award-winning 5-star hotel resort in the Garden City of Al Ain, joined the entire nation and the more than 7,000 communities in 187 countries and territories around the world who observed Earth Hour, a landmark movement that addresses global warming and climate change.
A brief ceremony was organised at the hotel garden where team members and guests gathered to witness the switching off of lights signaling the start of the Earth Hour movement.
At exactly 8:30pm on March 24, Danat Al Ain Resort switched off unnecessary lights and appliances throughout the hotel for 60 minutes while several hotel guests also dimmed or turned off the lights inside their room. Other guests dined in candle light as a show of support.
Ahmed Margoushy, General Manager, Danat Al Ain Resort said: “Movements like Earth Hour that create awareness about climate change should go beyond just switching off the lights. It should be a year-long campaign and a joint effort to protect our planet. We, at Danat Al Ain Resort are proud that we have energy saving programs carried out within the hotel and in our hotel accommodation that will encourage hotel team and guests to contribute to energy conservation.”
Millions of people around the world switched off their lights for Earth Hour on March 24, a movement initiated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2007. The world’s largest grassroots movement advocates for eco-consciousness. This year’s theme was “Connect 2 Earth”, which highlighted the importance of biodiversity that is declining around the world. The three-year campaign will emphasize the connection between climate change, biodiversity and people and will encourage everyone to take action to stop the loss of biodiversity.
About Danat Al Ain Resort:
Danat Al Ain Resort, managed by Danat Hotels & Resorts, a division of National Corporation for Tourism & Hotels is located in Al Ain, the famous ‘Garden City of the Gulf’, a haven of peace and tranquility. The resort is a 75-minute drive from Dubai and 90 minutes drive from Abu Dhabi but a short five-minute drive from Al Ain Centre. The 5-star property features 216 rooms and suites with balconies overlooking the lush green gardens or the Jebel Hafeet Mountain. The spacious suites are elegantly furnished with satellite TVs, high speed internet access, 24-hour in-room dining and mini bar. There are 22 Mediterranean style villas, ranging from one-bedroom apartments to 2-bedroom detached villas. Danat Al Ain Resort encompasses a choice of seven bars and restaurants ranging from contemporary to fresh and modern and Indian cuisines namely Arabesque, Tanjore, Luce, Tea Lounge, Oasis Café, Oasis Pool Bar and Shooters. For meetings and conferences, the ballroom can seat up to 1000 guests while the other meeting rooms can accommodate smaller groups. For complete well being, Danat Al Ain Resort has three swimming pools, two gymnasiums, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, squash and tennis courts, Spa and outdoor play area.
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