About KOA

With over 15 years of industry presence rooted in a rich legacy, KOA is built on the vision of founder and CEO Mohammed Bin Zaal. Blending extensive industry knowledge with forward-looking innovation, our growing portfolio spans commercial, retail, hospitality, and luxury residential sectors.

With a portfolio of completed and under development assets worth AED 10 billion, covering more than 8.3 million square feet, KOA’s diverse, industry-leading services cater to both individuals and communities, with a commitment to enhancing the social and cultural landscape of the UAE.


KOA (formerly M1 Investments) acquires a 40% stake in ZMZ investments LLC, with a wide portfolio of companies across property development, construction, hospitality, facilities and waste management, landscaping and water utilities. Within the portfolio are the architecturally significant properties such as the Al Barari development in Dubai.


KOA Residences is established and begins redefining urban living across Dubai.

Canvas is our first residential development, bringing soul and substance to modern apartment design with 41 unique residences spread across 200,000 sq ft of indigenous landscaped gardens.


KOA acquires a 2,000,000 sq ft site on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed road.

Nasab, Dubai’s trailblazing co-working and wellness club opens its doors. Feeding the spirit of creativity, it offers Canvas residents and city members an elevated setting to connect and collaborate.


KOA expands into the restaurant world with LOWE, an all-day dining concept celebrating seasonal produce and traditional wood-fire cooking. The restaurant receives multiples awards, including the UAE’s first Green-Michelin star.


KOA commences sales of 13 exclusive residences in the Nest development, further expanding its presence in Dubai’s real estate market.


KOA unveils The Collection, a sanctuary of 44 premium plots, each averaging 16,000 sq ft and offering four to six bedroom villas. Nestled in The Green Heart of Dubai, the exclusive residential community boasts world-class views of the Dubai skyline.


LOWE is named 23rd in Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022.


KOA launches Amaia, the latest and largest addition to its legacy. The Al Barari-located development includes nine private estates ranging in size from 13,000 to 28,000 sq ft.

LOWE is recognised in Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023, this time occupying position #15.

Our Founder, Mohammed Zaal

Mohammed Zaal is an entrepreneur from the UAE who has helped shape the property landscape in Dubai. As the developer and former CEO of the Al Barari development, Mohammed Zaal set a new benchmark in real estate design through this project, that focused on enriching lifestyles through a connection to nature, culture and unmatched amenities.

Drawing on his extensive experience in both the real estate and service industries, Mohammed Zaal created KOA in 2016 with the aim to bring a new definition of urban living and working in the UAE. Named in the ‘construction power 100’ and ‘100 most powerful Arabs under 40,’ Mohammed Zaal has already earned numerous accolades. His work continues the proud, dynamic ambition of the Zaal heritage that dates back to the early 19th century.