Kamelia Zaal

Kamelia Zaal - Landscape Designer

After studying Landscape Garden Design at London's renowned Inchbald School of Design, Kamelia Bin Zaal returned to Dubai inspired to create intuitive and stylised outdoor living spaces. Shortly thereafter she began her career as a freelance garden designer working on residential villas until she established her own landscape architectural practice, Second Nature, in 2006, working on both large commercial projects and unique residential jobs. Kamelia later formed an association with her family's prestigious property development, Al Barari, where Second Nature, now part of Green Works, created the lush botanic surrounds that the address has become recognised for.

She has been featured on the front cover of The UK Garden Design Journal for her work with Al Barari and several other projects. Her work has been included in the Garden Design Up Close book by Emma Reuss featuring the Al Barari Contemporary Garden. She is regularly cited as an expert in the garden landscape industry, having been featured in Inside Out, Garden and Landscape Designers Association Compass magazine, and Landscape Middle East. Kamelia is also the first ever Emirati landscape designer to participate at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May 2015.

In her free time, Zaal goes trekking and mountain climbing for charity Gulf for Good, and spends time with her son. She has developed a passion for amateur photography over the course of her travels and is greatly involved in charity work with Senses Residential and Day Care Centre, and PEPY (Promotion education and empowering Youth). Her goal is to leave behind a green legacy and way of life for people of the UAE to enjoy, for decades to come.