Dubai Festival City, an innovative waterfront city-within-a-city, stretching 4 km along Dubai Creek covers 1,600 acres. It offers an excellent mix of entertainment, dining, shopping, edutainment, sport and leisure facilities, automotive dealerships, hotels, a marina, residential and office components, as well as an 18-hole championship Al Badia Golf Resort, designed by Robert Trent Jones II. Upon opening it has transformed shopping, living, leisure and working lifestyles in Dubai.
Visual Terrain was responsible for all site and infrastructure lighting visible to the guest or resident as well as roadway lighting, private roadways and pedestrian paths, bus shelters, water features, destination gateways and integral lighting to the urban furniture and signage throughout the site including the Al Badia and Hillside residential districts. Other areas include, Marsa Automotive Park, the Canal Walk, the Festival Waterfront Centre and the Corniche. Opened 2007-2008.
The Canal Walk and the Festival Waterfront Centre
The 500 metre long Canal Walk is an outdoor pedestrian promenade flanking the waterway coursing through the heart of Festival Centre. The Centre showcases more than 40 family restaurants and cafés. Fully serviced by a fleet of traditional abras (water taxis), the Canal Walk offers a reclusive haven from the bustle of the city which the whole family can enjoy.