Al Qana


Contract Title: Al Qana Project, Abu Dhabi – 12-1107
Client: MZ Architects / Al Barakah
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Year: 2018
Area: 97,000 m²
Expertise: Landscape Architecture
Services: Detail Design, Tender Documentation,



  • Landscape Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Water Feature & Pool Design
  • Bicycle Tracks
  • Horticultural Studies
  • Irrigation Design
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Signage & Wayfinding


Al Qana, a mixed-use waterfront development in Abu Dhabi’s Al Maqta area, seamlessly integrates landscape design with architectural geometries inspired by Abu Dhabi’s natural environment. The development comprises 11 low-rise buildings connected by a 2.4km waterfront promenade, landscaped public spaces, and four pedestrian bridges.
The landscape design embraces the gestures of architectural lines, spatial arrangements, and purposeful uses of each piazza to create a series of distinct spaces with unique characteristics for each block. The promenade, featuring jog lanes and bike lanes, connects these spaces and invites visitors to explore the harmonious combination of pathways, seating areas, and water features. Al Qana has become a vibrant destination, celebrating the essence of Abu Dhabi through the seamless integration of nature, architecture, and community, providing an exceptional experience for all who visit.