Nakheel invited architects to make a concept master plan design for Palm Jebel Ali, just off the coast of Dubai. The winning design submitted by Royal Haskoning and D103 International consists of a surface area of 300,000m² to be used for sports activities, residential housing, a retail sector, and office buildings. In addition, public parks, marinas and an iconic bridge were part of the design brief. The winning design is a joint effort between Royal Haskoning’s design teams in Bangkok, Amsterdam and Dubai. Royal Haskoning has been working on various projects in the United Arab Emirates, including Palm Jebel Ali, Palm Jumeirah and The World Island, since 2000. Other activities, such as spatial development, environment, maritime, infrastructure, structural engineering and building services projects are foreseen in the very near future. Royal Haskoning’s activities in Dubai and the Middle East are co-ordinated from the company’s office in Dubai.