Ain Al Fayda Master Plan

Al Ain, UAE
Completed: Master Planning

Ain Al Fayda is a distinct development that celebrates the historical and natural qualities of the site.


Al Qudra Real Estate

Project Size

1,900 hectares

Professional Services

Landscape Architecture
Master Planning
Urban Design/Planning

The vision for Ain Al Fayda is to create a distinct development that celebrates the historical and natural qualities of the site. The diversity of natural settings within the site boundary allows for the creation of a variety of communities that are characterized by the different interfaces. These interfaces act as the cues for defining built forms, open spaces and programs.

Ain al Fayda will reinstate its legacy as a recreational and family leisure destination through a new resort program as well as different ecological environments to be explored. Ain Al Fayda will also nurture its residents with a well-balanced lifestyle through the design of walkable neighborhoods, active and passive recreational open spaces, and community centres that will surround the unique wetland oasis.

The master plan is set around the wetlands area as a series of neighborhood clusters, each of which is serviced by a neighborhood centre within a walkable distance of 700m. The natural focal setting will also act as major green link reinforcing the two major anchors of the site: the Town Centre to the northeast and the Eco-Resort located at the southwest, overlooking the dunes. The Town Centre location reinstates the existing gateway to the site and establishes a connection with the Villa Canal community located just northwest of the Town Centre.

Meet the team

Ain Al Fayda Master Plan


Principal/Abu Dhabi Office Lead

Jess Alexander is an accomplished landscape architect specializing in urban design and master planning, particularly in the Middle East North Africa region. He has earned a reputation for leading and managing complex master planning and design efforts.

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Ain Al Fayda Master Plan


Principal/Board Member
UDLA Studio

Andrew Irvine is an energetic, creative and hands-on professional with a passion for design and a proven track record for delivering exceptional quality on projects. With more than 30 years in the industry, he’s also the one you want in charge of building, motivating and managing large inter-disciplinary teams across a broad range of project types and geographies.

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