Al Seef

Dubai, UAE
client: Meraas – Dubai-Based Holding Company
type: Retail, F&B, Hotel
area: G.F.A. 85,000 sqm ; Site Area 104,543 sqm (670m)
service: Architecture, Masterplan, CGI
award: 2018 Architecture Podium International Architecture Awards - Mixed Use (Built) - First Prize | 2018 identity DESIGN AWARDS - Editor's Choice - Winner

10 DESIGN is the Design Architect for the Contemporary District of Al Seef, leading the project from concept design all the way through to construction supervision.

The contemporary area spans around 670m of the Dubai Creek waterfront with retail, F&B, hospitality, marina amenities and parking covering over a total of 85,000m2.

10 DESIGN’s scheme has broken down the retail and F&B amenities into a series of standalone pavilions fronting along the shores of Dubai Creek. The pavilions fully open out onto the promenade, blurring the distinction between internal and external spaces, providing the canvas for exciting, active, and bustling retail and hospitality concepts.

To complete a holistic lifestyle offer, Al Seef accommodates 2 hotels by Jumeirah: a 150-key Zabeel House Mini and a 200-key Zabeel House. 


 – Lead Design Architect  
W.S. Atkins & Partners Overseas – Lead Consultant / Architect of Record / Structure Engineer / MEP Engineer  
CH2M – Marine Engineer  
Cracknell – Landscape Architect and Landscape Lighting Designer  
Genius Loci – Signage and Way Finding Designer  
Mace – Project Management Consultant  
MCTS – Hotel Kitchens Designer  
Meinhardt – Façade Engineer  
MLC – Cost Management Consultant  
NeoLight – Façade and Interior Lighting Designer  
Studio HBA – Interior Designer  
Vortex – Fire Safety Engineer 
Dutco Balfour Beatty (L.L.C.) Contractor

Photography by Gerry O'Leary & Lanel Janse van Vuuren