Hurghada, Egypt

Fort Arabesque Resort

Fort Arabesque is a resort located on a unique spot of the Red Sea distinguished with magnificent coral reefs and several species of fish, the resort consists of 522 rooms of different categories including villas. The target was that after one year the project would attain Green Star Certificate and become an eco-friendly resort so a Sustainable Management Policy was adopted which considers legal requirements for the finances, quality, and health and safety of the resort.


Systems to save water have been implemented and new targets to save more are continually being set. All wastewater is treated and recycled to irrigate the gardens and large landscaped area. For the villas, geothermal heating is used for heating water by solar thermal collector on the roof. To reduce plastic waste, single-served products for the buffet have been replaced with refillable jars and the mini containers of shampoo, shower gel and body lotions have been replaced with dispensers that can be regularly refilled. Fewer plastic water bottles are used as dispensers have been installed in many areas and instead of plastic bags, biodegradable materials are provided to guests. A beach cleaning campaign including underwater is conducted at least every half a year involving both staff and guests. Organic herbs planted on site are used directly in the facility's kitchens. Every measure and action to reduce the carbon footprint of the project has a large impact on the environmental challenges the world faces.

Project info

Construction phase
Mixed of new construction or refurbishment
Building type
Non-residential building
Detailed building type
Net floor area
250000 m2
1 story
Construction type
Mixed construction
Original construction year of the building
Project contact
Bassant Saad
Contact email address

Building Rating and Certifications systems

Rating and certifications systems
Other certification
Green Star