Dubai Introduces ‘Sustainable Tourism Stamp’ for Hotels

Dubai hotels will be awarded gold, silver and bronze stamps for making efforts towards sustainable tourism in the emirate.

The Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) has announced the launch of the “Dubai Sustainable Tourism Stamp”, a new sustainability initiative that seeks to recognise hotels with the highest adherence to DET’s 19 “Sustainability Requirements”.

The initiative, launched in line with the UAE Year of Sustainability, is part of DET’s commitment to strengthening Dubai’s position as a leading sustainable tourism destination.

Developed in collaboration with Dubai’s hospitality sector, the new stamp is designed to accelerate efforts towards empowering the tourism sector to achieve its sustainability goals and support the UAE’s NetZero 2050 initiative.

As the emirate continually strives to achieve the ambitious objectives outlined in the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33, the initiative will contribute to further consolidating the city’s emerging status as one of the top three global destinations. The Dubai Sustainable Tourism Stamp will serve as a respected validation of any given hotel’s dedication to sustainability and showcase its sustainable practices.

To obtain the prestigious stamp, hotels of all classifications must meet the highest standards of DET’s 19 Sustainability requirements, which include criteria such as energy and water efficiency, waste management programmes, and staff education and engagement initiatives.

The accreditation process will be overseen by a committee of senior industry professionals to ensure integrity and independence, with the initiative designed based on global best practices. The stamp will feature a three-tier scheme with categories ranging from Gold, Silver and Bronze. Nominations for hotel establishments to obtain the Sustainable Tourism Stamp will begin on August, 3 and end on August 31.


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