The New Deira Fish Market of Dubai

The Deira Fish Market opened last June of 2017, aptly named the "Waterfront Market" because of its Lifestyle F&B fronting the Deira Cornich. The new Waterfront Market hosts some of the leading food and beverage outlets, retail shops, a multipurpose hall and a hypermarket. It remains one of the renowned markets in the country for fresh food like fish, meat, poultry, fruits, vegetables, dry goods and dates. This shopping experience is enhanced by 770 underground parking spaces and 470 outdoor parking spaces along with a designated fish auction area. The Waterfront Market is expected to serve an estimated more than 500,000 visitors, tourist and shoppers per month. Not only is the Waterfront Market a thriving shopping destination but also a hub for cultural activity – there’s always something exciting going on here.

One Galaxy Mixed-Use Development

We are pleased to share with you an update on the ongoing construction of “One Galaxy Mixed-Use Development”, Surabaya, Indonesia. The ground breaking ceremony was held in June 2015 followed with the pre-selling of the condo units of the “Elitz” tower . CADIZ Middle East Design FZE was engaged for the Mall 3 + Hotel + Office + 2 Residential Condos as the Concept Master Planner and Retail Architect (Concept Design, Schematic Design & Design Development) and with the collaboration of Perentjana Djaja as the Architect of Record. Galaxy Mall 3 completes the One Galaxy Mixed-Use Superblock. Galaxy Mall 1 & 2 by CADIZ was designed in 1994 and 2002 respectively.

Al Ghurair Main Residence is 80% Complete

Location: Al Kwaneej, Dubai, UAE
Project Type: Private Residential Compound
Area: 70,000 sq. ft.
Completion: October 2018

Set against the backdrop of metropolitan Dubai, the Al Ghurair Residences is a master planned residential compound set in a sprawling landscaped commune. It incorporates the traditional planning and features of an Emirati home but designed with modern sensibilities – a poetry of spaces that brings a family together.

"Samasta Lifestyle Village" chosen among Best 5 shopping Malls

Located no more than 100 metres from Jimbaran Bay, Samasta Lifestyle Village is the next-level mall offering sleepy and calm vibes of Jimbaran. With hundreds of trees sitting on the 3.3 hectares plot, Samasta has a unique concept with open air and tropical vibes. Whether you are in the mood for fusion, Asian or Western, you can have it all here. Catering of about 15 restaurants to choose form, Samasta is trying to set itself apart as a foodie haven. You also have rooftop bars with a lovely view of the bay and enough cafes brewing a rich variety of premium Indonesian single origin coffees. In case you need to buy souvenirs, you can squeeze a little time to swing by the biggest souvenir shopping spot in Bali, Oleh Oleh Krisna. Their little shop in Samasta is so much nicer and less stressful. If you are into culture and entertainment, regular Balinese Dances are performed every weekend, while live acoustic performance is every Friday and Salsa Dances is every Saturday night. Samasta Lifestyle/F&B/Retail & Entertainment Village was designed by Cadiz International.

Al Hamra to unveil first phase of AED390 million Manar Mall expansion.

Once fully completed the Gross Leasable Area (GLA) will increase from just over 300,000sqft to nearly 600,000sqft, over two levels, and will add another 80 retail destinations to increase the total number of retail outlets to 164 providing a wide range of international and local retailers for residents and visitors alike.

2017 FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence Awards

A Grand Awards Presentation Ceremony of FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence Awards held in Andorra La Vella on 25th May 2017. With Summarecon Mall Bekasi, which was "Master Planned and designed by Cadiz International" winning the Gold in Retail Category.

Summarecon Mal Bekasi wins the Gold in Retail Category.

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Summarecon Wins Prestigious FIABCI Award 2017

Summarecon just won a world class prestigous award in the FIABCI World d'Excellence Award 2017 Annual Property Awards. 'World Gold Winner' for 'Retail Category' and 'World Silver Winner' for 'Public Infrastructure/Amenities Category'.

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Isfahan City Center Construction Update 2017

Isfahan city center is a mixed-use complex , offering a modern shopping mall ,an International 5-star hotel with all the facilities of a 7-star hotel, Cinema complex , Amusement park , Nation's restaurants , commercial complex , International Financial Exchange center , Office tower , International Exhibition center and Hotel apartment. It constitutes the largest shopping mall in Iran and the fifth largest in the world This Project will be accomplished on a 465.000 sqm land including a modern shopping mall ,an International 5-star hotel , Hotel apartment , Cinema complex , Amusement park , Nation's restaurants , commercial complex , International Financial Exchanges center , Official tower and exhibition center. It is on the crossing Road of Vahid Dastgerdi Highway & Isfahan ring road and in the compass of beautiful Soffeh mountain and the south plain of Isfahan. Other considerable characteristics of the project location are as the following: - Coextensive with approved city development design (comprehensive & comparative plans of Isfahan)

  • Being in the proximity of the populated new towns of Sepahan Shahr & Baharestan
  • 15-minute distance from Isfahan international airport via the ring ways of the city
  • 300-meter distance from the trans-Iranian Railway station.
  • 400-meter distance from the Isfahan subway station.
  • 700-meter distance from Isfahan customs
  • Easy access from different areas and zones of the city and towns which are around Isfahan through the ring roads and without the need of passing the traffic of downtown.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali Officially Opened

We are pleased to share with you our recent celebration onour Client’s project opening “Samasta Lifestyle Village and MövenpickResort & Spa” Jimbaran, Bali last 12 January, 2017. CADIZ Middle East Design FZE was engaged as the Concept Master Planner and Concept Hotel & Retail Architect (Concept Design, Schematic Design and Design Development) and with the collaboration of Hadiprana - Architect of Record and Interior Designer, PT Atelier Enam Struktur - Structural, PT Makesthi Enggal Engineering – MEP, Salad Dressing - Landscape Architect, and Mövenpick Hotel - Hotel Operator & Consultant.

“BurJuman I” (North Wing)

We are pleased to share with you the recent re-opening of “BurJuman I” (North Wing),Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Originally designed by CADIZ, BurJuman I (North Wing) opened in 1991, and late 2016 re-opened its doors for the redevelopment and expansion of the “New Burjuman I (North Wing) ”. It features the addition of a hypermarket,a 14-screen cinemas multiplex, a themed indoor children’s fun & entertainment center, a larger food court offer of over 2 dozen outlets and a new restaurant precinct for casual dining options, and reinforcing BurJuman’s commitment to enhance its mall’s overall appeal of exciting new fashion brands.
For this major redevelopment programme, CADIZ Middle East Design FZE was re-engaged in late 2013 as Retail and Concept Design Architect Concept Design, Schematic Design and Design Development) and with Hyder Consulting Middle East Limited as the Architect of Record.

Deira Fish Market

We are pleased to share with you the on-going construction of “Deira Fish Market” Deira, Dubai. The new development will be divided into four markets; fish, meat & poultry, fruits & vegetables and a traditional bazaar. There will also be restaurants overlooking the sea and a fish auction space. CADIZ Middle East Design FZE was engaged as the Concept Master Planner and Retail Architect (Concept Design, Schematic Design and Design Development) and with the collaboration with Hyder Consulting Middle East Limited as the Architect of Record.

SAMASTA: Opening the Lifestyle Village

Summarecon is presenting its latest creation on the island of Gods, by developing the new concept of Lifestyle Village in Jimbaran region of south Bali. Along with the Opening Celebration of Samasta Lifestyle Village on Sept 28th 2016, this new project of Summarecon's property development was officially open for public at 3pm. The ceremonial event was initialized by signing the inscription by Chairman of Summarecon Group, Mr Soetjipto Nagaria. Site visit and celebration dinner also became part of the opening event.

FIABCI - Summarecon Mal Serpong

FIABCI (International Real Estate Federation) 2016 Retail Design, Silver Winner, Summarecon Mal Serpong, Tangerang, Indonesia, by KSO Summarecon Serpong, Indonesia

ILLUSTRADO : Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf : Architect Medardo Cadiz - Architect Par Excellence


A lover of architecture since childhood, Medardo Cadiz is the founder and CEO of Cadiz International Architects – an award-winning design firm with over 100 employees stationed in headquarters in Dubai, Seattle, and Manila, and a running portfolio of projects and master community developments spread across 16 countries including the Bur Juman Centre, award winning Al Hamra Mall, Manar Mall and Old Town District in Ras Al Khaimah, Lakeside Residence in Jumeirah Lakes, among others.

Of the firm’s success, Medardo exclaims, “With imagination, purpose and courage, we connect well with people we serve and work with, especially the clients and the end-users of the places we create. It brings us great pride and joy to see our creations well-used, visited and successful. To that end, the best rewards come from the community acknowledging our work. But best of all, we most feel fulfilled and rewarded when we are able to establish a long-term relationship with our clients, enabling us to create many more projects with them as business partners rather than just a one-time vendor architect.”

Through competing with other international design firms, Medardo has learned that that clients appreciate and respect good work based on one’s ability, and not nationality. He takes great pride in Cadiz International’s pool of talents, who continue to impress and nurture the loyalty of clients with their outstanding design and service. Medardo adds, “By virtue of representing the creative nature of Filipinos through our company, we feel proud that in our own small way, we help uplift the reputation of the Filipino professionals in the UAE.”

BLUPRINT : Two Cadiz Projects featured in the Special Issue on 35 Unbuilt Designs


BluPrint Magazine's "35 Unbuilt Designs" issue featured two projects from Cadiz International. These include "Jebel Jais Mountain Hotel" on the Jebel Jais Resort (The Sanctuary) at Ras Al Khaimah, and "The Silhouette" on a proposed corporate office tower at Dubai, UAE. Originally published in BluPrint Magazine: Special Issue Vol.3, 2015.

ZAWYA NEWS : Manar Mall expansion to energise RAK retail sector


• Property developer reveals that interest now exceeds new leasable area
• Work on the 30,000 square metre expansion project already under way
• Leading retail operator Alshaya affirms commitment to mall and region

Ras Al-Khaimah - Senior business leaders representing some of the world's biggest global retailers have expressed excitement at the business opportunities that will be created through the redevelopment of Manar Mall, after construction work began earlier this year on the AED230 million expansion project.

The new development includes a spectacular waterfront retail promenade overlooking local mangroves and a brand new entertainment centre.

Work on the 30,000 square metre expansion project commenced on 16 April 2015, and Barry Ebrahimy, Head of Commercial at Al Hamra Real Estate Development , said the expansion of Manar Mall continued to generate huge interest from tenants looking to take advantage of new space. Demand for existing retail space was also high, he said.

"Despite the fact that we had already received expressions of interest for the majority of the new leasable when the project was announced, we have continued to receive large volumes of enquiries. Some of those enquiries include major global fashion brands and discussions are ongoing. We are also pleased with how are plans are coming together in terms of ensuring space left by tenants moving to the promenade is filled," he said.

Leading international retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co., which currently operates 8 brands in Manar Mall - H&M, Next, Milano, Dorothy Perkins, Mothercare, Claire's, MAC and Pinkberry - has underlined its ongoing commitment to the Mall.

"Alshaya will be opening its pharmacy brand Boots in the Mall later this year, and is looking at further food brands in the future," said a company spokesperson.

Alshaya operates over 2,800 stores across diverse customer sectors, including fashion and footwear, health and beauty, food, optics, pharmacy, home furnishings, and leisure and entertainment. Alshaya's portfolio includes some of the world's most recognised retail brands, including Starbucks, H&M, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, and Victoria's Secret.

Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, CEO of Novo Cinemas also said about the expansion:

"Our aim at Novo Cinemas is to provide the ultimate cinema experience and part of that means securing prominent locations for our entertainment centres. As the most popular shopping and leisure destination in the northern emirates Manar Mall fits the bill, and as populations continue to grow, its expansion has the potential to create opportunities and increase footfall, creating synergies between the retail and entertainment industries."

Meanwhile, mother of two, Patricia McInnes shared her thoughts on the expansion project, which she said made perfect sense given the current retail landscape in RAK:

"In Ras Al Khaimah there are a lot of smaller malls right next to each other. Even though some are half empty, more malls keep springing up. I can't see the logic. Expanding Manar Mall and having everything in one place makes much more sense and the new stores are very exciting. I'm sure my kids will enjoy the waterfront area too," she said.

The expansion and refurbishment of Manar Mall was designed by Cadiz International, one of the world's foremost shopping mall architects, with Shankland Cox Ltd appointed as lead consultants. Following completion of the project, scheduled for the third quarter of 2016, net leasable area at the mall will rise from 30,000 to 60,000 square metres.


About Al Hamra Real Estate Development
Al Hamra Village is the flagship master planned development of Al Hamra Real Estate Development , which is fast becoming one of the UAEs most significant real estate developers. Al Hamra Village is a luxurious integrated community, located in Ras Al Khaimah on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, offering laidback oceanfront living approximately 45 minutes from Dubai the world's busiest airport. The development covers an area of 77 million square feet and includes 1.5 kilometres of pristine beach, over 1,000 villas and town homes, nearly 2,500 residential apartments, 5 hotels including the legendary Waldorf Astoria, an 18-hole golf course, a marina, and a shopping mall. Al Hamra Village offers investors a unique opportunity to purchase freehold property in the emirate.

About Manar Mall
Manar Mall is the first and largest shopping mall in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Situated in the heart of Ras Al Khaimah, Manar Mall has a current built-up area of 30,000 square feet and a gross leasable area of 30,000 square feet. The mall has a capacity of over 100 retail outlets, featuring a comprehensive array of entertainment and dining facilities, along with an extensive parking facility with over 2,200 car parking spaces. Manar Mall is developed and owned by Al Hamra Real Estate Development , a leading real estate developer and master planner in the Middle East.

GULF NEWS : Deira Fish Market Project to be completed ahead of schedule


Dubai: The new fish market in Deira is gradually taking form, as officials confirmed yesterday that it will be completed by July — several months before its intended completion date.

The Dh9.97 million project was launched in February 2013, which covers a total area of 3,000 square meters, is around 75 per cent completed.

Upon completion, the market will follow the city’s new Green Building Code as part of the civic body’s bid to create a sustainable city and preserve the environment.

Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, visited the construction site yesterday, pointed out that it is set to become the emirate’s next tourist point of interest.

“The Fish Market will not only be a place to buy goods, but will become a bridge between the past and the present, where tourists will be able to overlook the sea and be part of the daily morning auctions of fish — which is the traditional way of doing business among fishermen,” said Lootah.

Parking spaces

The current fish market is next to Deira Corniche and is home to an abundant number of boats that dock there on a daily basis and fish will be sold to vendors and visitors at auctions, from as early as 5am.

According to officials at Dubai Municipality, the fish market will include 770 underground parking spaces, in addition to 700 outdoor parking spaces.

“The second phase consists of a marine package and that includes a walkway. A key wall will also be constructed at a length of 600 metres, and that is what will separate the water and the land,” said Mohammad Mashroom, director of general projects department at Dubai Municipality.

“A pontoon will be built, and that is one of the major features of the fish market as it will have a capacity of 65 boats, enabling them to load and unload their fish,” he said, adding that the project will be completed by the end of the year.

ILLUSTRADO : Medardo Cadiz - Architect


"Medardo T. Cadiz - Architect"

Feature profile article on Medardo Cadiz, CEO of Cadiz International. Originally published in Illustrado Magazine: Oct-Nov 2013 issue. Click on the title to view the article.