The Mafraq road interchange plays an important role as one of the main gateways to the capital Abu Dhabi, connecting Dubai and Al Ain. The total area of the site is 450,000m², with a projected landscape area of 290,000m².

The landscaping strategy proposed by KN International is a bold contemporary concept based on the image of the pearl, fusing architectural and sculptural qualities to define spaces and control views from the passing motorists with sequences of visual experience for passing motorists forming over time. Central to the design are two large golden ‘pearls’ resting on reflecting plates of water.