5+Design's plans for an urban beach development in UAE
Located in the center of Al Raha Beach’s master plan development, Al Dana focuses on the lifestyle needs of a sophisticated and worldly community. An experiential destination designed as the heart of the community, it is a place where residents and visitors alike can shop, dine, explore and be entertained.
An urban island accessed through a network of bridges and water taxis, Al Dana is planned with neighborhoods in mind. High Street, the central tree-lined boulevard, is layered with retail and residential in a classic European scale. Aligning the boulevard, premium residential units step down towards the waterfront exposing private residential courtyards to dramatic views of the marina and canals. Apartments along the marina edge are designed for those seeking a more single, active lifestyle, while those along the canal are designed for the quieter pace of family and community.
Five sleek residential high-rise towers soar above the podium offering unparalleled views of the waterfront. Distinctive apartments extend to both sides of the towers providing residents remarkable panoramic views in all directions. The edge of the marina is lined with restaurants each with dining terraces overlooking the marina. ‘Summer Courts’ penetrate each of the blocks which offer a respite from the sun under a filigree structure designed to celebrate the region’s rich culture. A five-star hotel completes the mix of uses and offers a resort destination in an urban setting with unparalleled views of the marina and waterfront.
This project will be home to those seeking an international lifestyle while preserving the rich cultural heritage of the region, a home to those wishing to enjoy an urban lifestyle, while maintaining the personal sense of neighborhood and community.