Marsa Al Seef

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Project Category: Hospitality, Mixed Use
Client: Meraas (North 25)
Lighting Consultant: neoalpha global
Architects: Ten Design
MEP Consultant: WS Atkins
Interior Design: Studio HBA
Main Contractor: Dutco Balfour Beautty L.L.C
MEP Contractor: AE ARMA

Launched in late 2017, Al Seef celebrates Dubai Creek’s beginnings as the famous coastal pearl diving base. Hugging 1.8km of Dubai Creek’s stately shoreline, the 2.5 million square foot development has two sections – a heritage area featuring old architecture, and a second space featuring more contemporary structures.

Once a vibrant entryway to the Gulf’s most successful pearl diving port, the Creek’s legendary presence can still be felt today here, with fisherman and merchants criss-crossing the calm waters in their sleek dhows as part of their daily routine.

The best way to take it all in is to embark on a cultural walking tour of the pedestrian-friendly Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, before wandering over to Al Seef and exploring its charming walkways, fully-operational marina, dining boulevard and events plaza on foot.

neoalpha global has carried out the conceptualization, design development and site supervision of the overall FOH architectural lighting for the contemporary section of the Al Seef development. The overall design scope included lighting design for external façade and interior spaces of the Canopy by Hilton Dubai and Hampton by Hilton Dubai Al Seef.