Sir Bani Yas Island Anantara Resort

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Project Category: Hospitality
Client: TDIC
Project Manager: Clarkebond
Architect: WS Atkins
Lighting Consultant: neoalpha global
MAIN & MEP Contractor: Al Shafar

One island. Three distinct experiences. A unique blend of desert, beach and wildlife attractions accentuate this luxurious island retreat, located just off the Abu Dhabi coast in the sparkling Arabian Gulf. Home to, Arabia’s largest wildlife reserve, Sir Bani Yas Island offers the ultimate Arabian island getaway experience. The desert islands resort & spa comprises 64 villas including six private lodges and is home to three restaurants, a spa, a health club, kids club and a business center.

Sir Bani Yas Island is a wildlife sanctuary just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, founded by His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Home to free-roaming animals, including the near extinct Arabian Oryx, the island offers a distinct escape from the world. Located on the eastern coast, guests of Al Yamm also enjoy access to the facilities of sister resorts Desert Islands and Al Sahel.

neoalpha global has carried out the conceptualization, master planning, design development and site supervision for the overall FOH architectural lighting. The overall design scope included lighting design for the external landscape, external facades and interior spaces.

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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