3/2020 – Superb hardscape with Terraforce at Dubai Hills Estate

Dubai Hills Estate is a unique blend of elegantly planned neighbourhoods crafted around a magnificent 18-hole championship golf course, by Emaar Properties and Meraas Holding. Located next to the Al Barsha South community and the two major road networks of Dubai – Al Khail Road and Mohammed Bin Zayed Road – the estate is easily accessible and located in the centre of the city.

Hardscaping with Terraforce, Dubai Hills Estate

Hardscaping with Terraforce, Dubai Hills Estate


The project consists of various communities with different property configurations such as villas, townhouses, apartments and residential plots. The area is also set to boast three schools, three hotels, two hospitals, a 54 km bicycle route, two metro lines and its own mega mall, Dubai Hills Mall.

Vertical rock face wall, very neatly installed by Al Aamal Construction

Vertical rock face wall, very neatly installed by Al Aamal Construction

Terraforce was specified as an erosion control measure for the Estate

Terraforce was specified as an erosion control measure for the Estate


During the planning stages of the estate, it became evident that the all the different levels created throughout the expansive site would leave many cut and fill slopes vulnerable to erosion, especially the spaces dedicated to outdoor activities and entertainment.

The walls are beautifully landscaped with grasses and shrubs

The walls are beautifully landscaped with grasses and shrubs

Close-up of the walls with beautiful purple flowers

Close-up of the walls with beautiful purple flowers


Consequently, Terraforce L16 retaining wall blocks, manufactured under license in the United Arab Emirates by Consent LLC for the past 14 years, were specified as a hardscape measure to provide effective and attractive erosion control in the third zone – residential communities Sidra and Maple – specifically designed for higher density villas and townhouses.


Says Sinan Awad, of Al Aamal Construction, Terraforce Recommended Installer: “Once the first walls were complete, the consultant and client were so impressed with the results more and more orders came in for Terraforce walls in the rest of the estate, requesting our services specifically. They were especially impressed with the aesthetic finish and ease and speed of installation. Most of the walls range between 1 to 1.5 metres, with some reaching up to 3 metres. Installation therefore proved straightforward, as wall designs throughout fell into a basic gravity retaining category.”

Superb hardscape with Terraforce at Dubai Hills
Terraforce L16 retaining wall block low landscaping walls lining a footpath

Terraforce L16 retaining wall block low landscaping walls lining a footpath

Soft grasses add stunning finishing touch to the hardscaping

Soft grasses add stunning finishing touch to the hardscaping


The result exemplifies a first-rate example of a low, understated earth retaining measures that allow for generous soft scaping, as is evident by the abundant grasses, creepers and shrubs that are planted in and long the rows of blocks.

Terraforce L16 retaining wall block low landscaping walls

Terraforce offers an aesthetic finish and ease and speed of installation

Terraforce offers an aesthetic finish and ease and speed of installation

Terraforce corner detail with safety railing installed behind the blocks

Terraforce corner detail with safety railing installed behind the blocks


Terraforce low retaining walls add texture to the boundary wall of the estate

Terraforce low retaining walls add texture to the boundary wall of the estate

first-rate example of a low, understated earth retaining measures

first-rate example of a low, understated earth retaining measures


Terraforce L16 retaining wall block low landscaping walls
Developer: Emaar and Meraas
Architect: KEO
Engineer: KEO
Main Contractor:  ARCD
Sub-Contractor: Al Aamal Construction
Terraforce block supplier: Consent LLC
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