The Courtyard does not just seek to be an oasis of art and culture amidst the busy hustle and bustle of Dubai, but it has also always had eco-friendly and green initiatives at the core of its operations.
Most of the façades of the buildings that comprise the Courtyard are re-purposed from other buildings. Much of the furniture and interior fittings are also created in the same vein, with the Courtyard producing a line of recycled furniture in-house. Examples include the counter in the main atrium, made out of wooden pallets, as well as a light feature composed of water pipes. The library in the H2R office, for example, is made out of recycled windowpanes and metal bars.
Similarly, the plants within its grounds have been brought from all over the UAE. Together with its flowing water features, they have become an attraction for all kinds of species of local bird life.
The Courtyard also hosts a series of organic pop-up markets, selling everything from fruits and vegetables to preserves and young plants for your garden. Finally, it also grows its very own chemical-free produce. In the past, it has grown dates, papayas, pumpkins and tomatoes, as well as hosting honeybees. Produce is free and shared between the Courtyard's residents and visitors alike.