Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort joined millions of people across the globe as they went dark for an hour to mark Earth Hour. At 8:30 in the evening the resort turned off their lights, including the main building exterior lights, rooftop neon signage and the property’s non-essential equipment.
The hotel management and staff held the lighting of candles in the property’s lobby which was attended by in-house guests and residents of the Ruwais community. The hotel showcased the official videos of the Earth Hour campaign before lights went off to educate young minds on the campaign and the importance of preserving our climate for future generations.
To mark the event, Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort also organized a painting competition for children as part of this year’s observation of Earth Hour. Children from 5-13 years of age sketched their interpretation of the worldwide campaign and its application at the resort. As part of the activities, the in-house guitarist and choir serenaded the audience while special themed canapés and pass arounds were being served in C-View, the resort’s lobby café. Guests joined in the celebrations by holding candles and singing along with the choir.
Kevin Lawless, Hotel Manager of Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort commented, “Our participation in this environmental campaign serves to remind ourselves as well as our guests and our communities that even the smallest measures taken by us for energy conservation to preserve our climate can go a long way in securing our environment for a better tomorrow.”
Launched in 2007 by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour has declared to be the largest environmental event in the world, gathering people around the globe to address a range of environmental issues.