Arabian Canal Townhouses

Dubai, UAE

The Arabian Canal Townhouse neighborhood plan delivers a more “Arabian” urban design solution with secondary streets that resemble winding lanes, and traditional alleys (sikka) that link small plazas (baraha) throughout the neighborhoods.

The architecture of the townhome neighborhood provides five separate plans in 3 and 4 bedroom configurations that can either stand alone or come together in a courtyard setting. These upscale single family homes are designed in a traditional Arabian Vernacular.

Intermittent shifts in the street grid, “Souqs” similar to bazaars, shaded paths, and interior block courtyards bring variety and informality to the urban grid.

This townhome neighborhood is one of ten planned neighborhoods in Urban Center I, a 12 square mile area located in the western end of the master plan for the Arabian Canal City.

The Arabian Canal City is a regional master plan for a new city in Dubai envisioned by Calthorpe Associates.

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Project Data

1.82 hectare site
3 and 4 bedroom homes ranging in size from 245m2 - 311 m2
local neighborhood retail
sustainable design elements
public spaces


Architectural Design
Master Planning
Neighborhood Planning
Urban Design
Unit Plans
Conceptual Architectural Design

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