Ruwais Marina District

Al Gharbia, UAE
Completed: Master Planning

The Ruwais Marina District is conceived as a highly permeable urban center that orients retail and entertainment around the water’s edge.

Client

Al Qudra Real Estate

Project Size

20 hectares

Professional Services

Landscape Architecture
Master Planning
Urban Design/Planning

The Ruwais Marina District is conceived as a highly permeable urban center that orients retail and entertainment around the water’s edge, and contains an integrated mix of uses, promoting 24/7 activity. A split level promenade and boardwalk provide continuous public access around the harbor. Land uses flanking the waterfront include Foreshore Park, Waterfront hotel, yacht club, food and beverage outlets, retail/mixed use housing development, a mosque, and boat launching area. Hospitality and entertainment uses mingle with restaurant, retail, and higher-density housing to take advantage of the water’s edge. Blocks at the water’s edge are set back to preserve water views from the inboard neighborhood streets. Behind the waterfront, housing blocks create neighborhoods where parks, schools, and other amenities serve the resident population.

Meet the team

Ruwais Marina District

Jess
Alexander

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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