The Abu Dhabi Ladies club is designed as a high-end dedicated club for women. The club is a luxurious, relaxing, resort-like facility with a diverse program of creative arts activities, sports activities, retail outlets, hair and nail facilities, medical facilities, child care services, spa facilities, beach facilities, a business center and hotel rooms. The architectural concept revolves around the veil, a major component of the traditional identity of local women in the UAE. The notions of layers and transparency associated with the veil and drapery have been adopted in the spatial and architectural transitions within the complex, allowing for a series of overlapping elements and volumes to create a symbiotic relationship between the interior and exterior. The site context plays a major role in the development of the concept, whereby its situation along the beach defines the main axes in the design to maximize views, and interaction.