Bluewaters Island

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Best Public Realm &
Landscape Lighting Project of 2019
(Light Middle East Awards)

Project Category: Mixed Use
Client: Meraas Holdings (North 25)
Project Manager: Mirage Leisure Development
Architects: WSP / Atkins / BSBG
Landscape Architects: EDSA / LMS
Lighting Consultants: neoalpha global
MEP Consultants: CKR, WSP
Main Contractors: ALEC – Retail Wharf Asset
Multiplex – Hospitality Asset
Al Shafar – Residential Asset
KIER – Public Realm Asset
MEP Contractors: AE ARMA – Retail Wharf Asset
JLW – Hospitality Asset
Al Shafar – Residential Asset
KIER – Public Realm Asset

Located across the water from Dubai Marina, Bluewaters Island is split into different areas across residential, retail, leisure and entertainment, hotels and beach clubs. The record-breaking Ain Dubai or ‘Dubai Eye’ is the centrepiece of the lifestyle destination, which is home to more than 200 retail and dining concepts.

The island is also home to Caesar’s Palace Dubai, a luxurious lifestyle resort with a range of accommodation types and dining venues. Within the ultra-luxe hub, you’ll find the incredibly popular Cove Beach lounge, entertaining guests throughout the week and ideal for sunset mingling.

Home to Ain Dubai, the world’s largest observation wheel, it is also a shopper’s paradise, housing unique retail and dining concepts. Bluewaters’ bridge and multi-mode transport systems make this urban island easy to access.



  • Two 5-star Resort Hotels: Ceasars Palace
  • Serviced Residences: The Residences at Caesars Palace
  • Premium Apartments, Penthouses, and Townhouses
  • Theatre and Events Venue
  • Ain Dubai Plaza
  • Retail Hub
  • Multiple F&B Venues

neoalpha global is owned by Alessandro Ayanian, Creative Designer and Managing Director, who has over 20 years of experience in professional lighting having worked on most project types all around the world from large hotel resorts and masterplans to bars, restaurants, government buildings, corporate offices, stadiums, and private residences.

What we do is closely related to our philosophy about the impact of light on the human experience. Our lighting design solutions are premised on an understanding of how light can change the human psyche in terms of wellness which means that it requires exceptional creativity to design and turn sophisticated design ideas into reality.

At neoalpha we believe in 5 core values: Creativity, Innovation, Quality, Passion and Delivery. Our passion to strive above and beyond is our way of life. Specific deliverables vary from project to project, but our design process is often similar. Though there is not a single or finite path to deliver our design, each process does follow a consistent set of core ideas.

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