First phase of Al Seef opens along Dubai Creek
DUBAI: Meraas has announced that the irst phase of Al Seef is now open to the public along Dubai Creek. The 1.8km long destination aims to tell Dubai’s story through architecture and unique experiences, enabling visitors to rediscover the heart of the city along its much-loved creek.
Al Seef was designed to bring to life the traditional Emirati culture that underpins Dubai’s iconic heritage. A visit to the destination, located adjacent to Al Fahidi historical district, will inspire both residents and tourists with its authentic design aesthetic and ambience, paying homage to the age-old traditions of the UAE.
The heritage area at Al Seef is patterned after old architecture in Dubai, while the sophisticated contemporary area contains sleek architectural spaces that blend seamlessly.
Bridging the gap between the old and new, Al Seef will bring to life elements of old Dubai by recreating experiences rooted in local culture and heritage, while revitalising the tourism experience around one of the UAE’S most popular locations.
The shopping, dining, entertainment and tourism destination covers a total built up area of 2.5 million square feet and houses close to 500 shopping and dining concepts, offering global cuisine overlooking the creek.
The second phase of the destination, scheduled for delivery at the end of the irst quarter of next year, will comprise of an authentic souq, similar to those that were common in Dubai in the 1950s, with a traditional vibe and delightful retail and dining experiences of its own.
With a selection of loating restaurants, a marina for private yachts, loating market and links to the Dubai water taxi network, Al Seef also celebrates Dubai’s rich maritime heritage and the role that the creek has played in the city’s transformation.
These features add to the charming atmosphere at Al Seef and resonate throughout the many alleyways and walkways that are packed with captivating shops, cafés, restaurants, and an events plaza where a variety of exciting activities will bring this area of the creek to life.