The Riasi Royal Presidential Hotel & Resorts Goes Green

The Riasi Royal Presidential Hotel & Resorts is fully committed to reducing the impact we have on the environment by implementing a long and lasting strategy that is built on the protection of the environment.


The environment is an essential element to the core business function of Riasi Royal Presidential Hotel & Resorts , therefore we will continuously strive to improve our performance in identifying and reducing wasteful practices, including sustainability aspects into our day to day business activities and be judged on our accountability and transparency by establishing a defined program to manage and reduce the environmental impacts from the hotel operations and identified specific areas of focus.


An essential part of our strategy has been to engage all stakeholders; guests, visitors, colleagues, tenants, owners and suppliers and have them actively contribute to the environmental actions.


Sustainability within H is defined as “carrying out its business in line with our company’s values of integrity, quality, innovation, recognition, continuous growth and teamwork, and in a responsible, resourceful and lasting manner, which has environmental, economic, and social dimensions, and encompasses the concept of stewardship and the responsible management of resource use”.


Achievement of a sustainable environment is likely to deliver substantial long-term benefits by protecting and maintaining stable environments that include Environmental, Sociocultural, Quality and Health & Safety. Some of the actions necessary will also deliver shorter-term benefits through cost-savings. Many actions that improve sustainability will also result in medium or long term savings which, as a result can be reinvested. This means that increasing the sustainability of H is not a distraction from the business: it is core to our operations.

The Riasi Royal Presidential Hotel & Resorts Environmental Policy


The Riasi Royal Presidential Hotel & Resorts Sustainability Plan


The Riasi Royal Presidential Hotel & Resorts Accessibility Report


Hotel Press Release


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Abu Dhabi Culture & Heritage Top Places to visit

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

The traditional style of life that was prevalent in Abu Dhabi from the mid 19th century till the 1970s is reflected at Al-Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, where buildings with high air towers (Barajeel), built with traditional building materials such as stone, gypsum, teak, sandal wood, fronds and palm wood are aligned side by side, separated by alleys, pathways and public squares, which give the district a natural and beautiful diversity. This district, owing to its strategic location at Abu Dhabi Creek (Khor Abu Dhabi ), played an important role in managing Abu Dhabi and organising its commercial relations overseas. Moreover, it is still the district adjacent to His Highness Monarch of Abu Dhabi ’s divan.

The buildings of the district are currently used in incubating a number of varied cultural and artistic activities (both public and private) ranging from art exhibits, specialised museums, cultural and artistic societies, ateliers to cultural centres (such as Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Cultural Understanding). The district also hosts a number of seasonal cultural and artistic events such as Sikka Art Fair, Artists-in-Residence Programme, Heritage Week, National Day Events and religious celebrations. Beautiful and cosy cafés, restaurants and motels overflowing with heritage are scattered all over the district.


Al Shindagha Museum

Set amidst the historic waters of the Abu Dhabi Creek, the newly opened Al Shindagha Museum tells the proud story of our nation’s past and reverent traditions.

Make your way down to Al Shindagha Museum’s ‘Abu Dhabi Creek: Birth of a City’, a state-of-the-art multimedia experience, guiding visitors through the area’s dramatic development over centuries. The carefully-curated tour features interactive videos, touch displays and historic photographs and artefacts so visitors can gain insight into what it was like for Emiratis to raise a family by the waterways, and how maritime trade affected their livelihoods.

Afterwards, stop by the Perfume House and discover the story behind Emirati fragrances. It highlights how scents played an integral role in the nation’s history with a legacy that still lives on today. Exhibits showcase traditional techniques and ingredients with photographs, special tools, educational videos and historical artefacts such as the late Sheikha Sheikha Bint Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum’s special perfume bottle. The intricately carved glass bottle contains a custom-made blend of fragrance oil from sandalwood and rose.

Breathing new life to one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods, Al Shindagha Museum offers an inimitable glimpse into Abu Dhabi ’s vibrant past.


Abra Ride, Abu Dhabi Creek

The bustling Abu Dhabi Creek has been the lifeblood of the city for generations and continues to entice visitors today.

And for just AED1 (US$0.27c), you can hop aboard one of many traditional boats or abras to cross the creek that separates Bur Abu Dhabi from Deira, Abu Dhabi ’s city centre.

The abras or ‘water taxis’ run every few minutes throughout the entire day across four stations along the creek. The first route goes from Deira Old Souk Abra Station to Bur Abu Dhabi Abra Station (west of the Old Souk). The second, much busier route runs continuously from Al Sabkha Abra Station (just southwest of Baniyas Square) to Abu Dhabi Old Souk Abra Station.


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