Design Middle East presents the first glimpses of the stunning D1 Phase 3A residential community by AE7 located in Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City’s District One

By Roma Arora

Dubai is a land of architectural marvels and surprises. The unthinkable occurs here, leaving everyone in awe of this ever-changing city. The landscape of this city changes faster than one’s imagination, thanks to a large creative pool from all over the world who contribute to the city’s greatness.

One such marvel that has everyone’s attention is Dubai’s most promising project, District One Residences, which is part of the most coveted residential community-Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City.

District One is a premier lifestyle community nestled amidst picturesque surroundings at the bustling centre of Dubai, one of the world’s most vibrant cities.

The D1 Phase 3A, designed by the leading design and architecture firm AE7, is nearing completion, and the exclusive photos clearly show that this is one project that will set a high standard for contemporary living.

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City’s District One is in Nad al Sheba, right next to the Meydan Grandstand. Residents of District One will be able to enjoy a quiet neighbourhood atmosphere while being just minutes from the city centre. One of the most striking features of District One is the large body of water that uses Crystal Lagoon technology, effectively making it the world’s largest swimming pool. Gardens, sports fields, and recreational areas are scattered throughout the development, encouraging residents to live a healthy lifestyle.

AE7 was founded in 2009 by seven internationally renowned American designers. They have over 40 years of combined experience designing and creating destinations in the United States, Asia, and the Middle East, as well as nearly 25 years of working together. AE7 provides an unrivalled commitment to design excellence on all projects, large or small, from their eight offices around the world.

The 11 buildings in D1 have been completed and are intended to inspire its guests on a daily basis. The concept is to provide an innovative experience of open plan living. Enter a world of aesthetic minimalism in homes that are a delightful combination of elegant interiors and modern functionality, intertwined with calm sweeping spaces and understated lines. These contemporary homes, bathed in natural light streaming through ceiling to floor windows, offer stunning panoramic views of the Crystal Lagoon or the neighbouring lush green corridors, enhancing the feeling of space.

Maya Rahmeh Bsaibes, principal and head of interior design at AE7

Maya Rahmeh Bsaibes, principal and head of interior design at AE7, is in charge of the project, and she and her team have made every effort to incorporate world-class family-friendly facilities just minutes from the residents’ doorstep, transforming mundane routine into an unforgettable one at District One Residences. She adds: “Enter a world of serenity and indulgence in distinctively styled homes, where opulence is simply a way of life. D1 Residences’ apartments have stunning views of the Crystal Lagoon.

This is the world’s largest man-made Crystal Lagoon, stretching over 7km and offering an unparalleled iconic lifestyle. Residents can swim, kayak, and relax in the world’s largest body of water, and they can even invite guests.”

The buildings in D1 range from Ground + 4 to Ground + 22 floors, with one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments, as well as five-bedroom penthouses with expansive terraces overlooking the tranquil lagoon.

This project prioritises greenery, and every effort is made to create a peaceful and calm environment.

The project promises its residents that they will be able to relax, take a deep breath, and feel their senses come to life with every step and breath as they leave the daily humdrum behind.

When it comes to the interiors, the sweeping lagoon vistas, unparalleled amenities, and excellent connectivity represent the pinnacle of luxury. Just a short drive away from the bustling city centre, nestled among fragrant landscapes, manicured gardens, and meandering paths, depicts a serene life while being close to the city’s best experiences.

Are you ready for this dream lifestyle?