fluid curves and wraparound pools embrace foster + partners' waterfront tower in dubai

fluid curves and wraparound pools embrace foster + partners' waterfront tower in dubai

foster + partners crafts luxury waterfront residences in dubai

 

Dubai-based property developer OMNIYAT has broken ground with the construction of VELA, Dorchester Collection, along the canal of the Marasi Bay Marina. The contemporary residential structure conceived by British architecture firm Foster + Partners will rise 150 meters above the promenade to overlook the urban sprawl of the Burj Khalifa district, sharing the stage with its highly anticipated neighbor, The Lana, Dorchester Collection. Reflecting its waterfront location, the tower is marked by fluid curves, wraparound terrace pools, and vast glass facades, intertwining indoors and outdoors for an elevated urban living experience.

fluid curves and wraparound pools embrace foster + partners' waterfront tower in dubai
all images courtesy of OMNIYAT

 

 

vela, dorchester collection weaves panoramic views of the city

 

VELA spans a total floor area of 270,000 square feet spread over 30 floors and housing 38 fully furnished residences. Stepping inside, interiors crafted by Parisian design firm Gilles & Boissier draw on VELA’s surroundings to curate a sophisticated ambiance that is both dramatic yet calming, as a harmonious extension of Foster + Partners’ facade. Each apartment, including penthouses and three- and four-bedroom properties, enjoys extensive views of the marina, Business Bay, and Downtown Dubai, through glass balconies and unique L-shaped corner pools. Additionally, some residences enjoy double height living areas and private lift lobbies. The Sky Palace crowns the development, sprawling over three floors to accommodate two swimming pools, grand terraces, a private gym, and a majlis.

 

VELA offers lifestyle amenities such as an infinity-edge lap pool that seemingly floats above the marina, triple-height gym, spa suite and salon, cinema room, valet services, and more. Residents can also enjoy access to the neighboring Lana hotel’s services and a golf-buggy service along the promenade. Only a limited number of units are currently available, with handover anticipated for Q4 of 2026.

fluid curves and wraparound pools embrace foster + partners' waterfront tower in dubai
sited along the canal of the Marasi Bay Marina

fluid curves and wraparound pools embrace foster + partners' waterfront tower in dubai
VELA, The Dorchester, rises 150 meters high

fluid curves and wraparound pools embrace foster + partners' waterfront tower in dubai
the residences sit beside Foster + Partners’ The Lana, Dorchester Collection

fluid curves and wraparound pools embrace foster + partners' waterfront tower in dubai
the tower is marked by fluid curves, wraparound terrace pools, and vast glass facades

fluid curves and wraparound pools embrace foster + partners' waterfront tower in dubai
each apartment enjoys extensive views of the marina, Business Bay, and Downtown Dubai

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vela the dorchester
the architecture and urban living experience echo the waterfront location

vela the dorchester
interiors by Gilles & Boissier draw on VELA’s surroundings to curate an ambiance that is both dramatic yet calming

 

 

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project info:

 

name: VELA, Dorchester Collection

location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

architecture: Foster + Partners

interiors: Gilles & Boissier

developer: OMNIYAT

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