People are living books. The real library of life is community.”

    Bryant H. McGill 

    A series of expansive residential communities interspersed with neighbourhood and pocket parks, pools, outdoor gyms and play areas. A shaded network of paths links the backs of the houses to the amenities and provides places to run, bike, socialise, play and relax.

    Photography by Alessandro Merati © Cracknell

    Mulberry Heights Dubai Hills

    A park-like setting creates a relaxed green environment for this community of 330 apartments near the Dubai Hills Golf Club and Dubai Downtown.

    Set amidst the wider landscape of the Dubai Hills Estate, residents have access to common terrace areas with uninterrupted views of the landscape. Healthy lifestyles are encouraged with sports facilitates including jogging and cycling tracks that weave through the community, connecting to the neighbouring schools, shops, cafés and hotels.

    Old Town Residences

    Bringing Arabian opulence to the thriving downtown district of Dubai, this residential area revives a traditional regional heritage.

    A tranquil oasis for residents with open pedestrian spaces, subtle lighting effects, exquisite water features thoughtfully placed throughout, and elegant desert-themed planting, the gardens and grounds shelter the development from the heavily-trafficked area surrounding the nearby Burj Khalifa and Boulevard. 

    Photography by Alessandro Merati © Cracknell

    One Green Way Residential Community

    Carefully selected landscape materials & Mediterranean planting create a sustainable & resilient environment whilst providing a unique sense of community living.

    Green shadeways, lush pools and gathering spaces all echo a palette that reflects the local vernacular in a modern way – ‘traditional Portuguese with a contemporary twist’. Space is given for cohesive community living with walkable links between amenities supporting healthy and active social living.

    Swan Lake Residences

    Swan Lake Residences is a large-scale world-class urban community, bringing to New Cairo an extensively landscaped public realm and a sophisticated outdoor lifestyle.


    This forward-thinking prestigious mixed-use neighbourhood development with twelve gated communities is arranged along a generous tree-lined boulevard. Open amenity spaces and a pedestrian-friendly walkable path network link the various neighbourhoods and provide an environment for healthy social living.

    Victory Heights

    Luxury golf residences set in a rolling green landscape.


    Arranged around the 18-hole Els golf club and adjacent to recreational hub Dubai Sports City, Victory Heights is a residential community that provides a haven of calm and quiet for residents.

    Cracknell’s design of the public realm and streetscapes lends a unique artistry throughout, achieving a sense of serenity and security. Rolling green hills of the golf estate are echoed thematically throughout the gated development, expanding the space and creating luxurious arrival experiences.


    Enhanced walkways, children’s playgrounds, and large open spaces complement amenities including community clubhouses and multiple swimming pools. A cycle track – the first of its kind at the time – circulates the community.

    Tilal Al Ghaf

    Set within a natural desert region, sensitive trails and parks integrate this residential community with the village centre.

    Borrowing from the adjacent desert language, native plants and trees create a low-key place-responsive environment. Iconic ghaf trees nestle amongst swaying native grasses to create an atmospheric community landscape that embraces and celebrates it’s special desert location.

    Photography by Alessandro Merati © Cracknell

    Al Badr Residential Community

    Green walkways, shaded pools and gathering spaces create the opportunity for interactive community living, and for supporting healthy and active social lives.

    At the heart of the community lies a gallery of cafés, restaurants and shops that spill out onto a central plaza, where the green space draws residents together for informal gatherings and neighbourhood events.


    Photography by Alessandro Merati © Cracknell

    Al Mouj

    Lying on Muscats’ Sea of Oman coast in the Shatti district of Al Mouj, this group of spectacular oceanfront mansions and villas has access to 6km of verdant water frontage featuring cycling trails, play areas, cafes and an 18 hole golf course.

    With views to the Hajar mountains, boulevards and landscaped walkways connect residents to the beach, community parks and the golf course.

    Kempinski Residences The Creek, DHCCll

    Themed around Gaia & Mother Nature, this gated residential community creates the right environment for life balance & social connectivity.

    A dense treed perimeter buffer provides cool privacy & a welcoming embrace with nature. Set in Dubai’s Health Care City II by the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, the landscaped trails & interpretive art encourage an active life & respect for the natural world. A dense canopy of local & adaptive species provide a forest setting for yoga lawns, waterfalls, padel courts, basketball & swimming – a truly immersive sylvan world for residents to lose themselves in.