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The Lagoons

Dubai Creek Harbour at The Lagoons is a high-end residential and leisure destination being jointly developed by Emaar Properties and Dubai Holding.

A division of Dubai Holding, Sama Dubai, initiated the master project of The Lagoons in 2005 as a part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid City district. The development was supposed to feature seven islands connected by bridges, including residential and commercial buildings, shopping centres and two skyscrapers. Emaar Properties later took over the project in 2013

The Lagoons was relaunched again as a collaboration between Dubai Holdings and Emaar Properties with a revised plan. Emaar initiated the sub-community of Dubai Creek Harbour, a large project set on 1,606 acres of land along the banks of Dubai Creek. The highlight of Dubai Creek Harbour is the six-tower residential complex: Dubai Creek Residence. The Lagoons is an ongoing project that is being developed with the completion of each community at a time. For now, Dubai Creek Harbour is the main focus. Most of the residential projects are currently under construction or in the planning phase.

Dubai Creek Harbour at The Lagoons, Dubai, UAE

The Lagoons will be located close to Dubai International Airport and the 25-year-old Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Billed as an ecologically responsible venture, it will protect the biodiversity of its location.

The developers launched the Dubai Creek Residences in October 2014 as the first project under the Dubai Creek Harbour at The Lagoons development. Creekside 18 Residences, the second project under the mega-development, was announced in September 2015.

Design details of the Dubai Creek Harbour at The Lagoons

The development has been envisaged as inter-connected districts facing the waterfronts and surrounded by boulevards. The project will feature a central business district and a mix of cultural, commercial, technology, educational, healthcare, sporting, entertainment and shopping malls.

Retail, commercial and residential zones will be built along various central parks that will line the waterfront. The amenities will be constructed along an array of lagoons and boulevards.

Details of the Dubai Creek Residences

Designed to echo the beauty of its surroundings, the Dubai Creek residences will be set upon a podium. The development will feature spacious one, two and three-bedroom residences measuring between 900ft² and 2,150ft².

Set on the waterfront along the Dubai Creek, the residential block will be 40-storey tall. The façade and other features have been framed to allow the flow of natural light and offer views of the surroundings.

Interiors of the residential apartments will feature stone, wood and other mineral finishing adding to the organic appeal of the structure. The luxury apartments will be adorned with sophisticated and artistic designs and mediums.

The residences will be located amidst a hub of activity that includes yacht clubs, pools, a world-class marina and retail outlets.

Details of Creekside 18 Residences

Creekside 18 residences will comprise two water-facing towers that will form a part of the six-tower residential cluster. Located on the northern front, the residential towers will be 37-storey tall, featuring 480 residential units.

The towers will house one, two and three-bedroom apartments along with additional podium level residences offering elite island accommodation. The apartments will feature floor-to-ceiling windows that allow the flow of natural light, as well as unrestricted views of the creek.

The residences will be a blend of contemporary and local styles with spacious dining and living spaces. Construction will also feature a lush green landscape around a retail podium exhibiting international designer brands.

Featuring high-class entertainment and telecom facilities, the apartments will also be provided with security and maintenance.

Connecting to the Creek Boardwalk, the residences will be surrounded by retail, food and beverage (F&B), leisure and entertainment facilities. World-class leisure activities will be available through access to the marina, yacht club, ferry terminal creek pier, lighthouse, harbour point and other cultural amenities.

Key players involved

Architecture firm RTKL, which is part of ARCADIS, designed the masterplan with a main focus on green-blue urban planning and public space.


  • Waterfront residential district 
  • Direct access to Ras Al Khor Road (E44)
  • Located close to Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
  • A project of Emaar Properties and Dubai Holdings
  • Residential properties that are also family-friendly
  • Features family-oriented events throughout the year
  • Neighbours popular communities like Downtown Dubai, Dubai Festival City and Business Bay
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