Golden Gate


Contract Title: Golden Gate
Client: MAKS Engineering Consultancies
Location: Dubai, UAE
Year: 2019

Area: 22 Hectares
Expertise: Landscape Architecture
Services: Concept Design



  • Landscape Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Water Feature & Pool Design
  • Horticultural Studies
  • Irrigation Design
  • Landscape Lighting


Golden Gate is situated within the redevelopment of a large urban growth project known as Jebel Ali Village, located 4km from Dubai Marina. The 22-hectare development is surrounded by residential neighborhoods to the north and west, each featuring community facilities including a large shopping precinct along Sheikh Zayed Road. To the southeast, there is a metro station, and further residential units are currently under construction.

The Golden Gate development is a multistory residential community that includes a linear internal park and large podium landscape gardens. The design takes inspiration from Xeriscape landscaping to create spaces that reflect the local context and heritage. The design carefully utilizes the shade from the surrounding buildings to create comfortable shaded outdoor areas. Additionally, the aesthetically pleasing landscape benefits from low irrigation requirements due to the thoughtful selection of plant species.