In the city yet apart from the bustle of Dubai’s core, Muraba offers a serenely luxe lifestyle in a superb location in Palm Jumeirah. Not only are there inspiring ocean panoramas and a view of Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa, but also the location affords the sight of the rising and setting sun. Developed by Muraba Founder Ibrahim Al Ghurair and designed by Pritzker Prize–winning RCR Arquitectes, the residence includes just 50 extraordinarily private units—46 two- and three-bedroom apartments and four five-bedroom penthouses—each one facing the sea.
The aesthetic is contemporary, minimalist and sophisticated, flawlessly crafted with extreme care and only the finest materials. “Seen from the outside,” notes RCR Founding Partner Carme Pigem, “the building is serene and restrained. Its modest scale and simple materials lend it a nobility and strength, in contrast to the extravagance of its neighbors. By renouncing excess and avoiding the glib attempts at ‘icon-making’ that characterize so many developments around the world today, Muraba defines a new era in Dubai property.”
An unusual feature of the project are the glass fins that filter the light flooding the residence even as the illumination changes throughout the day. The fins focus the expansive vistas from each apartment, but at the same time, screen the residents from outsiders. This emphasis on privacy is enhanced by the three elevator cores, allowing only one other neighbor in each arrival lobby.
Each room and element of the residences showcase the innovation and creativity of the architects and the intense emphasis on quality on the part of the developer. The Muraba residences are a building “that is a unitary set,” notes Pigem. “You can recognize each unit and its uniqueness and yet every unit is part of a larger project. In addition to the interior-exterior relation is an aspect that created a sophisticated experience and represents a new philosophy of living.”
Floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room make the most of the panoramic views and minimize the difference between the indoors and outdoors. Rooms flow seamlessly from one to the next, enhancing the holistic feel of the residence. This feeling is deepened by the clean lines and contemporary look of the kitchen and dining areas.
The master bedroom similarly is designed to embrace the dressing room and bathroom, transforming it into a single coherent space. Equal attention to detail is evident in the master bath, which continues the atmosphere of light and openness, always balanced with a concern for privacy.
Internationally recognized luxe fixtures and furnishings are used throughout, including Gaggenau kitchen appliances, Skyframe windows and Panzeri lighting, among other renowned brands.
The four penthouses raise all these elements to the highest level, each with four double bedrooms, extended living areas and a private elevator lobby.
For relaxation and rejuvenation Muraba offers a swimming pool overlooking the Arabian Gulf, connected to a fully equipped indoor gym and a therapeutic vitality pool and other spa amenities.
Says Al Ghurair, “Charting our own path, with the aim of crafting experiences rather than building real estate while remaining viable was challenging, but we really believe that we have been able to deliver on the promise of creating an exceptional living experience.”
The result is Muraba, whose innovation, excellence and unending luxury is unmatched in Dubai and across the globe.