Client: Private Department for Sheikh Mohammad Bin Khalid Al-Nahyan
Location: Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Services provided: Design Competition
Total built-up area: 84,420sq.m
Construction cost: US $150,000,000
Starting Date: 2008
Completion Date: 2008


The Marina Boathouse design competition provided a design that emerged from creating a unique environment that combines the secrets of the sea with the mysteries of the desert in an outstanding and mesmerizing contemporary style through the use of modern technology, water elements and landscapes that blend in with the general formation of the project. The boat marina, aquarium and the underwater glass front with the beautiful fountains, along with the Glass Bridge and swimming pools on the roof, portray the sea aspect of the project, while the 5-star hotel along with a mall, a shopping centre, residential flats, restaurants and external plazas represent the desert aspect.