Atkins has been appointed by Al Habtoor Group to design a polo resort and club in Dubai.
The Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club will hav four polo fields, a five-star hotel, 162 residential villas, a polo academy and a riding school with 500 stables.
The development, which will be located next to Emirates Road and the Dubai-Al Ain Road, is inspired by Andalusian architecture.
Principal design architect Kourosh Salehi says: “The design brief called for a polo and equestrian focused destination that could provide exceptional leisure facilities, as well as world class tournament standards.
“The architectural style has drawn references from Andalusian farmhouses to capture the simple authenticity of their material and Moorish influence.”
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, founder and chairman of Al Habtoor Group, said: “I am delighted to unveil the plans for these magnificent projects, which will be major new landmarks in Dubai and play a key part in delivering continued growth both for the UAE and for ourselves.”