After studying landscape garden design at London's renowned Inchbald School of Design, Kamelia returned to Dubai inspired to create intuitive and stylised outdoor living spaces. Shortly thereafter she began her career as a freelance garden designer working on residential villas until she established her own landscape architectural practice, Second Nature, in 2006, working on both large commercial projects and unique residential jobs. Kamelia later formed an association with her family's prestigious property development company, Al Barari, where Second Nature, now part of Greenworks, created the lush botanic surrounds and themed gardens that the address has become recognised for.
In 2013, she was featured on the front cover of The UK Garden Design Journal for her work with Al Barari and several other projects. She is regularly cited as an expert in the garden landscape industry, having been featured in Inside Out, Garden and Landscape Designers Association Compass magazine, and Landscape Middle East. In her free time, Zaal goes trekking and mountain climbing for charity, and spends time with her son.