The urban masterplan for Dubai Waterfront Precinct 2 was developed around the theme of the interaction of water with land and the influence of traditional Islamic architecture. Our main points of focus for the lighting design were divided into three categories: open spaces (including the oasis and greenway), streetscapes (automotive and pedestrian path lighting), and iconic and infrastructural buildings, with the mosque as the central focal point for the entire area. Islamic design motifs and nautical themed fixtures were used where appropriate. Color temperature of the lighting was crucial to enhancing the areas of vehicular and pedestrian activity. Water taxi stations, canals, marinas, jetties, wadis, and individual water features were highlighted to provide visual termini from a variety of perspectives within the Precinct.