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Riyadh Metro will foster new residential communities in Saudi capital

The launch of the Riyadh Metro project, scheduled to start operating in 2019, is likely to create new property hotspots in currently unfashionable neighbourhoods in the Saudi capital, according to a new report. Real estate experts Knight Frank said the opening of the … More

La Casa’s senior design architect, Adham Magid, discusses a luxury mixed-use project in the GCC

La Casa’s senior design architect, Adham Magid, discusses his architecture studies in Alexandria, Egypt and relocating to the UAE to work with NAGA Architects and now La Casa. Up next? A mixed-use project in the GCC that combines retail with luxury living. Tell … More

LOM-designed HSBC headquarters in Dubai to open next month

HSBC has confirmed that its million-dollar headquarters building, designed by LOM Architecture and Design who worked with Broadway Malyan on this project, will open next month in Dubai. “We are looking forward to welcoming HSBC colleagues into our new building from July through to August, as planned,” a representative … More

Miral CEO says Abu Dhabi will become leading tourist destination due to high-profile projects

By 2022, it is hoped that Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island will have become one of the top 10 leisure destinations in the world. This ambition, years in the making, is being pursued with the help of several large-scale and high-profile projects. In general, tourism numbers … More

New residential project in Dubai to be 45% solar powered

Spanning three million square metres at the intersection of Hessa Street and Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, near Dubai Sports City, Tilal Al Ghaf is a phased project that will include more than 6,500 freehold homes when complete by 2027, ranging … More

Casalgrande Padana launches competition to highlight creative use of ceramic in architecture

Italian ceramic manufacturer Casalgrande Padana has launched the 11th edition of Grand Prix, its international architecture competition, which invites architects and interior designers from around the world to submit entries showcasing innovative and technologically-sound use of ceramic design in these projects. It includes … More

Architects designing football stadiums in the Middle East must match global efforts

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup upon us, and the tournament’s first fixture being Russia versus Saudi Arabia, the Middle East’s passionate footballing communities will likely be highlighted. For architects and designers in the region, this publicity affords an opportunity to showcase the ways that … More

New five-star hotel in Dubai to feature asymmetrical balconies

A new five-star hotel planned for Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road will feature a design that “inspires and challenges” the project team, said its property developer RSG Group of Companies in a statement. Designed by GM Architects, the Sabah Rotana, a 54-storey building consisting … More

Developer MAG announces redesign of Shoumous project in Sharjah due to market demands

MAG Lifestyle Development (MAG LD) is changing the infrastructure and design of its Shoumous residential project in Sharjah, due to demand for smaller, cheaper villas, Construction Week Online reported. The 2.2km² project, which includes a mix of villas and townhouses, has been renamed … More

Index exhibition returns for its second Dubai showcase this year

The Middle East’s largest interiors exhibition is set to host a compact edition of its design event from September 16-18, 2018. Centred on the theme of East meets West, the show has been re-imagined as a modern-day Silk Road; the legendary cross-continental trade … More

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