The Resort at Emirates Park Zoo

DZ DESIGN was honoured to be invited to work on the refurbishment of The Resort at Emirates Park Zoo, lending their interior design talents to the luxury accommodations at this landmark destination in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

  • Year 2020
  • Type Hotel,
  • To expand on their position as one of the most popular attractions in the Middle East, the Zoo has recently undertaken a series of exciting renovations to its on-site Resort and F&B outlets. Group CEO, Joanne A Hana has been responsible for an entirely new strategic direction that has successfully driven an increasing number of visitors to the Park. Tasked with the expansion and master-planning of the site, she appointed talented designer Dina Murali, at award winning design studio DZ Design. It was very important to find a team who could reflect their conservation and wildlife themes. DZ Design was tasked with restoring and renovating the Resort, including the all-day dining area, reception, guest suites and rooms.

    Since The Resort is embedded in the heart of the Zoo and the Premium Family Suites actually overlook the giraffe enclosure, it was essential that the new designs blended with the animals outside. The One Bedroom Suites are decorated in bright amber to contrast the handmade black and white floor tiles of the bathroom. The flooring was done in timber herringbone pattern with rugs under the bed and sofa in natural, dyed jute from India. Upturned Indonesia made baskets act as side tables in the living room complete with natural stone tops and scaled models of giraffe as accessory adornments. All of the renovated 25 Family Suites open onto a patio decorated with grey and white textures and lit by basket chandeliers woven with cane. The flowing sheers further romanticize the view from the room into the lush green outdoors and well into the animal sanctuary.

    Interior Design: DZ DESIGN
    Project Development: Sui Generis
    Contractor: Park Contracting
    : Natelee Cocks