Kamelia Zaal served as the Creative Director at Al Barari for eight years before forming a new Landscape Design studio, Kamelia in 2015. Kamelia recently established a new company, KLD Playscapes specialising in the creation play areas unlike any other seen in the middle east. Their goal is to enhance children’s experiences by giving them dynamic, engaging and challenging playscapes.
This week, we talk to Kamelia Zaal, the first Arab landscape designer to participate at the Chelsea flower show and best known for her landscape design at Al Barari. Kamelia shares numerous sustainability initiatives taken up at Al Barari—the greens, the water and the waste, how she hopes to redefine play areas in the region and her tips on improving sustainability in the UAE.