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We create exceptional environments that meet our clients' most complex design challenges.

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60+ Years of Design + Innovation

An Intelligent New City in Dubai

Dubai Marina
Dubai, UAE

“This is the first new intelligent city in the world. It will put Dubai on par with other lifestyle cities for the world like Monte Carlo.”

General Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Crown Prince of Dubai

HOK planned and designed the Dubai Marina, the world’s largest planned waterfront community, to accommodate 100,000 people in 10 distinct districts.

This residential and resort development shifted the perceived center of Dubai further west along the shore of the Arabian Gulf and advanced the city’s transformation into a commercial, entertainment and resort hub.

The first completed phase sets a new standard for development in Dubai. It includes six residential towers and villas totaling more than 1,000 units perched atop a dynamic waterfront-retail promenade.

The villas front the water’s edge and encircle the site, providing a human scale to the development at the ground level.

The water-themed plan incorporates bike paths, pedestrian pathways, water taxis and marina areas for large-vessel yachting close to the residential units.


1,428 acres / 578 hectares – Master Plan
1.24 million sq. ft. / 115,000 sq. m. –
Phase I


Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Master Planning
Urban Design


Architecture + Middle East/Asia Development Magazine – Urban Design Award Winner

Asia Development – Urban Design Award

Construction Week – Top 40 UAE Projects from the Past 40 Years