InterContinental Dubai Festival City Switches off for Earth Hour 2011

Saturday 26th March 2011 will once again see the world in a shroud of darkness, a millions of people across the globe switch off their lights to coincide with the environmental awareness initiative, Earth Hour. InterContinental and Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City will once again switch off lights in all public areas, including Anise restaurant at InterContinental, which will host an evening of 'dark dining' by candlelight.

For those exhausted watching what they eat, diners may enjoy tucking in to the delicious international buffet, complete with an extravagant dessert island, without having their plated illuminated. The Anise buffet is priced AED 225 per person including tea and coffee, served from 7pm - 11:30pm. For more information or to make a booking; please call 04 7011127.

Following Earth Hour, the hotel's exterior façade of energy saving LED lights will illuminate the skyline once more. The exterior lights were replaced in a yearlong project with Philips electronics which reduced the hotel's energy consumption by 80% and Co2 emissions by almost 2 million kg per year.

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