UMAYA

Our story

UMAYA Lighting Design takes nothing for granted. We combine the best of continental European lighting design traditions with an emerging market mindset.

Born in 2016, UMAYA is the most recent evolution of over 35 years of award-winning experience in the language of global lighting design. From the ever-shifting architectural sands of the Arabian Gulf through to Latin Americas cutting-edge landmarks, our creative hands have shed light on a seemingly endless range of best-in-class projects across the globe.

UMAYA was conceived to be the perfect fusion of lighting design understanding, capability and execution generated via our studios located in Dubai, Barcelona and Buenos Aires. We bring together an altogether unique cocktail of interior designers, urban planners and engineers of various disciplines; all with a shared passion for lighting. This intrinsic diversity inspires the UMAYA team to overcome some of the world's most challenging lighting design remits.

In today's ever changing architectural and design landscape, it is imperative that a successful lighting studio be progressive in mindset, updated in technological awareness and innovative in its creativity. 

Yet what sets UMAYA Lighting Design apart is our emerging-market mindset of resourcefully mobilizing our global studios to rapidly-respond to fast-track projects, being practical in terms of quickly getting to the heart of client briefs whilst always remaining conscientious and thus mindful of the commercial and project management consequences lying in wait at the end of any lighting design scheme we compose.

In the end not only must the UMAYA end result excite our clients but also just as importantly the process by which we do so must involve seamless collaboration with project stakeholders in a fun, transparent and headache-free manner.

Above all else, as an emerging-market practice, at UMAYA Lighting Design we take nothing for granted and know that we must always justify our involvement in your project. Better yet, we must always demonstrate a return on your lighting investment.

our history in a nutshell

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STARTED 2002

LAUNCH OF OUR LIGHTING DESIGN STUDIO IN DUBAI, UAE

BENCHMARK PROJECT 2003

COMPLETION OF MERCATO MALL JUMEIRAH, OUR FIRST COMPREHENSIVE LIGHTING DESIGN CONTRACT

BENCHMARK PROJECT 2008

COMPLETION OF THE JUMEIRAH ZABEEL SARAY RESORT AT PALM JUMEIRAH, DUBAI

BENCHMARK PROJECT 2009

COMPLETION OF ESAB HEADQUARTERS IN DUBAI, OUR FIRST LEED PLATINUM RATED PROJECT

CERTIFICATION 2009

TEAM MEMBERS ACHIEVE LEED AP BD+C ACCREDITATION

KEY PROJECTS 2009

COMPLETION OF MINISTRY OF INTERIOR, NAJMA BUSINESS PARK & CROWNE PLAZA PROJECTS IN DOHA

KEY PROJECTS 2010

COMPLETION OF YASMEEN ROTANA HOTEL AND AL-SHAAB PARK PROJECTS IN SYRIA

CERTIFICATION 2011

TEAM MEMBERS ACHIEVE LC NCQLP CERTIFICATION

KEY PROJECTS 2011

COMPLETION OF RIXOS THE PALM HOTEL, AL FAROOQ MOSQUE AND KING ABDULAZIZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CONCEPT

APPOINTMENT 2012

APPOINTMENT FOR TWO MAJOR LIGHTING MASTER PLANS IN SAUDI ARABIA, IN ADDITION TO SEVERAL HOSPITALITY AND HIGH-RISE PROJECTS IN THE REGION

KEY PROJECTS 2012

COMPLETION OF AL-MADA TOWERS IN JEDDAH AND AL-MAJAZ PARK IN SHARJAH

BENCHMARK PROJECT 2013

DESIGN COMPLETION OF RAFAL TOWER AND MALL IN RIYADH

AWARDS 2013

IES SECTION AWARDS FOR LIGHTING AND CONTROL DESIGN OF RETAILS SHOWROOM IN DUBAI

APPOINTMENT 2013

APPOINTMENT FOR MAJOR UNIVERSITY AND SHOPPING MALL PROJECTS IN UAE, IN ADDITION TO SEVERAL COMMERCIAL TOWERS IN THE REGION

KEY PROJECTS 2013

DESIGN COMPLETION OF MILLENNIUM HOTEL IN JIZAN, JAWHARAH TOWER IN JEDDAH AND PANASONIC AVIONICS HQ IN DUBAI

APPOINTMENT 2014

APPOINTMENT FOR ONE OF THE LARGEST MUSEUMS IN THE REGION, IN ADDITION TO OUR FIRST PROJECT IN PAKISTAN

AWARDS 2014

CIELO SKY LOUNGE WINS BEST HOSPITALITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR (EXTERIOR), IN ADDITION TO BEING SHORTLISTED IN SEVERAL INTERNATIONAL LIGHTING DESIGN COMPETITIONS

BRANCH 2014

LAUNCH OF OUR LIGHTING DESIGN STUDIO IN BARCELONA, SPAIN

APPOINTMENT 2015

APPOINTMENT FOR THE LARGEST HOSPITALITY PROJECT IN THE WORLD, IN ADDITION TO OUR FIRST PROJECTS IN IRAN, MOROCCO AND PANAMA

AWARDS 2015

THE PRIME TOWER WINS BEST INNOVATIVE LIGHTING PROJECT OF THE YEAR

BRANCH 2015

LAUNCH OF OUR LIGHTING DESIGN STUDIO IN MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY AND BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA TO SERVE THE LATIN AMERICAN AND NORTH AMERICAN MARKETS

KEY PROJECTS 2015

DESIGN COMPLETION OF MAJOR FOOTBALL STADIUM IN MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

Appointment 2015

APPOINTMENT FOR FAÇADE AND INTERNAL LIGHTING ENHANCEMENT OF THE DUBAI MALL

LAUNCH OF NEW OFFICE 2016

LAUNCH OF OUR NEW DESIGN STUDIO IN JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS, DUBAI

APPOINTMENT 2016

APPOINTMENT FOR LIGHTING INTERVENTION AT THE EMAAR BOULEVARD

BENCHMARK PROJECT 2017

COMPLETION AND OPENING OF THE ETIHAD MUSEUM IN DUBAI

APPOINTMENT 2017

APPOINTMENT FOR THE INTERIOR LIGHTING DESIGN OF THE DUBAI ARENA

BENCHMARK PROJECT 2017

COMPLETION AND OPENING OF KHALIFA UNIVERSITY

Our Global Presence

UMAYA

Middle East

Europe

Latin America

Middle East
  • Dubai
  • BEIRUT
Europe
  • Barcelona
  • Chieti
  • London
Latin America
  • Montevideo
  • Buenos Aires
Our office Middle East

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Tower BB1 - Office 505
Mazaya Business Avenue
Jumeirah Lake Towers
P.O.Box 30243
T: +971 4 457 7838
F: +971 4 457 7979
E: info@umayalighting.com

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Beirut - Lebanon

M: +961 3 815303
E: info@umayalighting.com

Our office Europe

Barcelona - Spain

Carrer Pau Claris 173
Piso Quinto, Puerta Primera, 08037
T: +34 931 139903
E: info@umayalighting.com

Chieti - Italy

M: +39 392 843 5585
E: info@umayalighting.com

London - UK

M: +44 7514 012524
E: info@umayalighting.com

Our office Latin America

Montevideo – Uruguay

Luis B. Cavia 2721
C.P.11300 
T: +598 2707 9187
M: +598 97 129 711
E: info@umayalighting.com

Buenos Aires – Argentina

Lavalleja 520, CP 1414
T: +54 11 4855 2986 
M: +54 9 11 5647 4070
E: info@umayalighting.com

Dubai - UAE

T: + 971 4 457 7838
F. + 971 4 457 7979
E: info@umayalighting.com

BARCELONA – SPAIN

T. + 34 931 139903
E: info@umayalighting.com

MONTEVIDEO – URUGUAY

T. + 598 2707 9187
M. + 598 97 129 711
E: info@umayalighting.com

BUENOS AIRES – ARGENTINA

T. + 54 11 4855 2986
M. + 54 9 11 5647 4070
E: info@umayalighting.com