• Capabilities: Master Planning and Sustainable Urban Development, Urban Planning, Sustainable Urban Development, Sustainable Urban Development, Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Sectors: Commercial Developers

Dubai Creek Masterplan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - A sustainable masterplan that aims to expand Dubai’s heart while reconnecting the city with its roots to form “the world’s next great harbor city.”

13.3 million

square meter development

Dubai Creek Harbor aims to create a new urban environment that will expand Dubai’s heart, enabling sustainable growth and reconnecting it with its roots. Planned on an open site larger than Downtown Dubai, it will include an entirely new infrastructure, with seven islands, office buildings, residential and retail units to support the downtown district’s commercial and cultural development.

The 13.3 million m2 development sits alongside the 620-hectare Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. This area is home to some 450 animal species and will remain protected with a new visitor center to help bring a message of sustainable biodiversity to future generations.

Dubai Creek Harbor
Emaar Dubai Creek Competition

“The waterfront experience can’t be emphasized enough. This is going to be the next great harbour city of the world.”– Harold Thompson, Vice President at CallisonRTKL

In 2014, developer EMAAR Properties appointed Arcadis to provide architectural services and master planning. The plan sets out the design for a commercially, culturally and ecologically responsible city, built with sustainable innovations that minimize environmental impact.


13.3 million

square meter development

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