Hakkasan Abu Dhabi’s expansive 16,000 square feet of space includes a dining area, a bar, a lounge and four private dining rooms. All sections are separated by carved wooden lattice screens made of American red oak, adding luster to the luxurious interior of the high-class restaurant.
Underground supper club and social media frenzy, The Dinner Club by No.57, was created by two Emirati female entrepreneurs over two years ago as a way of experiencing local fusion food in unique surprise settings. Each month, the hosts select a new secret location – locally or internationally – invite a group of unique individuals from various professional backgrounds, and serve delicious food in temporary, themed settings. The venture has become a success with its 18,000 plus social media followers and has attracted the support and sponsorship of international fashion designers, brands, musicians and TV personalities.
Located in one of Jumeirah’s most luxurious five star hotels, this Arabic main lobby/lounge embraces the highly ornate, an Arabic concept with bespoke fittings and furnishings, the lobby acts as the major threshold to inspire the guest and provide a connection to the outdoor terrace space. The brief of this scheme was to maintain this inspiring space and provide for additional covers to the main lobby lounge, outdoor terrace and Shisha terrace.
Cocktail Kitchen is a specialist cocktail bar that focuses in equal measure on the craft of mixology and the culinary skills of the Head Chef. The customer’s experience of preparing fresh ingredients and making both cocktails and dishes was important to the client.
Located on the Jumeirah beach, adjacent to the Burj Al Arab, this executive pool bar provides casual dining within a five star hotel environment, with access to the beach and pool amenities. This scheme saw the refurbishment and extension of an existing pool kitchen, this project was envisaged as a guest destination with a beach lounge experience.The aim for this project was to ensure a blend with its existing context, to ensure views towards the Burj Al Arab remained intact and experienced fully. An expansive roof canopy gives shade and defines an internal and external boundary. This site can be truly appreciated in the evening due to its diligent lighting design, proximity to the water and nearby views to the Burj Al Arab.
PROJECT: Law Firm/Legal Services
The vision of this project was to create an office with a similar look and feel which Baker Botts have elsewhere in the world incorporating a more local feel. Entry into the office leads into a contemporary and open reception area with a hint of an Arabic feel. The offices are joinery partitions with a light shade look from floor to ceiling and doors. The partner offices overlook the Arabian Sea and the funky breakout area looks over the Abu Dhabi city skyline.
A modern saloon in the sky designed to evoke emotions as you step into a journey of extraordinary culinary & whimsical dining experience. As you watch your bespoke cocktail being poured at the bar of Weslodge, you are surrounded by curated taxidermy on walls of purposely weathered paneled cabinets. A trail of custom steampunk fixtures light the way to the dining hall, where “Rock & Roll meets Ralph Lauren” memoir of the Victorians further tickles your curiosity as you dine on custom designed plush leather seats in moody ambiance.
The office is the Middle East HQ for a leading African agriculture firm working with innovative bio-technologies. The design brief focused on two main objectives; it had look and feel international and sophisticated and it had to achieve this while still retaining the company’s roots: an African farming company.