desert INK

about

who are we?

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The chances are, we’ve already had some fun designing a landscape you know. Our commissions are diverse, but our approach is consistent. We question the facts, turning problems on their heads. We know that every constraint represents an opportunity. We do this because it’s fun. It excites us, and best of all, our clients love it. We’ve been designing innovative landscapes as part of Desert Landscape since 2008. From funky beach resorts, to roof-top hang-outs, residential communities set within tropical jungles, to a mysterious midnight garden –  we always think differently.

 

our services


clients

It has been such a pleasure working with such a large, diverse set of companies. We like to create strong working relationships ensuring great projects every time.

Our experience working with the desert INK team has been extremely rewarding to date. This group of people enjoy their work, and it is well demonstrated in their enthusiasm and commitment to deliver something truly unique on each project. desert INK is not a design factory, offering a ‘cookie cutter’ approach to design, but a small team of like-minded individuals keen to buck the trend and reinvent landscape in the middle east region.
— Jason Burnside. Partner @ Godwin Austen Johnson
DAMAC have engaged desert INK on both AKOYA developments, to deliver dynamic and innovative landscape solutions to our sales centres. The team at desert INK are creative individuals, whose strength lies in their shared vision to think differently, approach things from a fresh angle, and try something new. At the same time, they remain grounded in reality and offer up practical solutions to achieve something unique.
— Matthew Empsall. Senior Manager @ Landscape, DAMAC
U+A Architects has recently entrusted Desert Ink the landscape services for our most prestigious projects in the Middle East. Our collaboration stems from the infallibly responsive and highly professional approach their talented and dynamic designers has given to every project. The care and attention not only grants their work with the highest level of quality, but raises confidence from our Architects and most of all our Clients. Moreover, in addition to their unparalleled creativity, Desert Ink’s technical expertise and local know-how proved to be the success and excellence of their work. Each of Desert Ink’s designs are well considered, appropriately integrated with the architecture and substantiated with an informed understanding of maintenance and cost.
— Martin Dufresne, Partner @ U+A
desert INK’s focus on value has impressed IFA from the start. Their design approach relies upon creativity rather than gimmicks and expensive finishes, which tends to differentiate them from their peers. Their innovative ‘outdoor rooms’ approach to the TH8 landscape created something genuinely different for our property and perfectly aligned with the brand values of the operator. We’re now partnering with desert INK for our next project, and we look forward to benefiting from their creative energy again.
— Antonia Castela. Vice President of Development @ IFA

leadership

Duncan Denley

     Managing Director, Duncan Denley

  • Chartered Landscape Architect with 18 Years Experience.
  • International projects in USA, Europe, Africa & Asia.
  • Duncan believes that intelligent design reduces environmental impact, slashes construction budgets and delivers innovative solutions.

     Desert Group CEO, Michael Mascarenhas

  • FCA, MBA & CIA
  • Alumnus of the Saïd Business School
  • Certified member at Hawkamah
  • Vast experience in retail, distribution, construciton, manufacturing, financial services among others.
  • Focus on increasing shareholder value through sustainable growth.

 

Desert Group is committed to enhancing and impacting lives. Our products and services provide numerous environmental, social, emotional, and physical benefits. We design, landscape, build and manage golf courses, provide above par excellence maintenance services, grow and supply biological assets and provide a range of services centered around water, green and sustainability.