Devina Divecha

Reporter, Commercial Interior Design and Middle East Architect

Devina Divecha is a reporter with Commercial Interior Design and Middle East Architect since April 2011. She has lived in Dubai since 1989, when the Dubai World Trade Centre was the tallest building around, and watched it grow into what it is today. Prior to joining ITP, she was a freelance journalist and has also carried out work placements with T3, Empire, INK and BBC Radio Times in the UK and Time Out Dubai in the UAE. Devina holds an MA in Magazine Journalism from the University of Sheffield.

All articles by Devina Divecha

Sofitel to open its largest hotel in the Middle East

Sofitel has signed an agreement with MKM Commercial Holdings LLC to build the largest hotel in the Middle East, the Sofitel Dubai Wafi. The new hotel will feature 501 luxury guestrooms, inclusive of 86 suites, ranging in size from 55-625m2, in addition to … More

Assila Hotel, Jeddah to feature Saudi Arabian artists

More than 2,000 pieces of artwork to be featured as part of the interior design of the Saudi hotel, operated by Rocco Forte Hotels Local art is set to play a major role in the design of the Assila Hotel, Jeddah by the … More

DMCC to create Jumeirah Lake Towers community park

Master developer of the Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has announced plans to develop a community park. The 55,000m2 park will replace Lake ‘C’ within the towers. DMCC will also construct a new pedestrian bridge to connect the southern and … More

In Pictures: CID awards 2012 winners

Presenting the winners of the Commercial Interior Design Awards 2012. View the entire winner’s list here.

Lars Waldenstrom picks up Lifetime Achievement award

After making its debut last year, the Commercial Interior Design editorial team has, once again, presented the Lifetime Achievement award to an individual who has stood out throughout the industry this past year. This year’s winner demonstrated continued quality throughout his work in … More

2012 Commercial Interior Design Awards winners

Members of the region’s interior design industry converged at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers on September 25, for the sixth annual Commercial Interior Design (CID) Awards. There were 15 award categories in total, covering the whole spectrum of commercial interiors, from hospitality and retail, … More

Crown Jewel

Devina Divecha visits Sowwah Square, the heart of Abu Dhabi’s new commercial business district, designed by Goettsch Partners for Mubadala. A dusty morning does nothing to dampen the commanding nature of Sowwah Square, the quadruple-tower centrepiece of Abu Dhabi’s new commercial business district … More

Sound Designs

Commercial Interior Design gets an exclusive tour around the Royal Opera House Muscat. Report and interview by Devina Divecha and Gavin Davids An idea spanning decades has finally come to fruition with the establishment and opening of the Royal Opera House Muscat. His … More

An Open Mind

Dale Cesar Najarro combines his global design experiences to achieve perfection in his interiors projects A senior designer at Design Work Portfolio, Dale Cesar Najarro landed in the UAE in 2005, and worked as an architect and designer at Samuel Creations SA until … More

First Beirut Design Week to focus on local design

The first Beirut Design Week has been organised by the MENA Design Research Centre, to focus on the growing Lebanese design scene. The event will bring together architects, designers, and artists, who will display their work and participate in a variety of workshops … More

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