Powerlist Creative 30 : Dina Murali Design Director Dz Design
Dina Murali is DZ Design’s design director and the driving creative force behind all of the studio’s hospitality, residential, and commer cial projects. DZ Design began as a small ar chitectural and interior design studio in 2014, with Murali and her husband, Zain Belgami, working across their dining table.
The design duo built a great reputation among their clients and a portfolio of exciting hotels, residential, and commercial projects by leveraging their rich background of working for global hospitality design firms and retail groups.
DZ Design was among the first tenants in the heart of Dubai’s new creative zone – Dubai Design District, followed by the opening of a full-fledged office in India.
Born in India but Murali has spent most of her life in the UAE. She joined RC Architecture after graduating from India’s BLDEA School of Architecture. While working at dwp and other large hospitality design firms, she gained valuable experience creating spaces that always put people first.
Some of her latest completed projects Bank of Baroda regional HQ in Dubai, Citymax hotel Business Bay, Hilton Residences in Africa, luxury residential villas in Khawaneej and Dubai Hills. Murali and her team are currently working on design works for Best Western Africa, IT office in Jebel Ali, Pullman Hotel in Business Bay, luxury residential properties in Al Khawaneej and Abu Dhabi, and Lulu Exchange headquarters in The Philippines.
The next stage for the company is expanding its operations to become a global practice in the next five years. Already active in India and Africa, DZ Design is looking at new and emerging markets to further its growth.