KING’S Ely really holds a very special place in my heart for a number of reasons. It was more than just my school – it was like my family due to how close-knit the school community was throughout.

“King’s Ely gave me the environment I needed to flourish and I will never forget how much patience my teachers showed me with their continual nudging to get the best out of me, whether that be academically or in sport.

“I loved all of my time at King’s Ely and the friendships I formed at school have been lifelong, in fact we are still like family.”

Kamelia has been working in the landscape design industry for over 15 years. After completing her studies at London’s renowned Inchbald School of Design, she returned to Dubai, inspired to create intuitive and stylized outdoor spaces.

In 2006, Kamelia established ‘Second Nature’ landscape design and after working on various private residential projects, began work on Al Barari – the UAE’s most distinguished, luxurious and sustainable green residential development. Her work won her no less than three awards.

In May 2015, Kamelia became the first ever Arab landscape designer to participate at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where she won a Silver gilt medal for her garden, ‘The Beauty of Islam’.

In 2016, she won a Silver gilt at the Gardening World Cup and in 2017, she participated in the first ever Redicepura Garden Festival celebrating Mediterranean gardens.

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