Top 8 interiors of 2015 in the GCC


We have been sent as well as personally experienced countless interiors in the region in 2015, from hotels to offices, and here we would like to celebrate the ones we loved the most.

The designs include both built and concept designs.

Here are the top 8 interiors: 


1) InterContinetal Hotel in Dubai, Drawlink Group

With design furniture and bespoke art pieces scattered around, the lobby area also serves as an open-space gallery.

Since its soft opening, the long awaited InterContinental Dubai Marina is already getting good reviews as one of the rare hotels in the region that successfully combines dual concepts — of a hotel and of a museum.

Read full story here.


2) Vii Lounge in Dubai by Creative Clinic Vii terrace Surrounded by sleek glass-and-steel skyscrapers, Vii, the terrace bar and lounge located on the seventh floor of the Conrad Hotel, is the newest addition to Dubai’s nightlife scene. The design studioCreative Clinic was commissioned by the owner to transform this plain looking rooftop, spread across 370m2, into a modern and welcoming retreat. Read full story here. 

3) Arup office in Dubai by Bluehaus Photography by Uros Mamlic

The design team focused on moving all enclosed spaces off the windows and offering open plan workstations, collaboration and flexible spaces at the periphery of the floor so as to enjoy the natural daylight and stunning views of The Palm.

Read full story here. 

4) Cafe No. 57 in Dubai by Anarchitect


Underground eatery and social media frenzy, The Dinner Cub by No.57, was created by Buthaina Al Mazrui and Alamira Noor Bani Hashim, two Emirati female entrepreneurs, two years ago as a way of experiencing local fusion food in different surprise settings.

Read full story here

5) Fairmont Hotel in Ajman by GAJ 


For the newly opened Fairmont Hotel in Ajman Interior Designers from GAJ brought together contemporary flair and Middle Eastern influences.

Read full story here. 

6) The Catch restaurant in Dubai by Creative Clinic 


Inspired by the Catch NYC, a flagship venue in a trendsetting area known as Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, the Dubai branch features concrete, brick and copper walls, large bronze pillars, industrial fans and black and white geometric flooring.

Read full story here.  

7) Floating interiors in Dubai by Architects of Air  

Visitors were invited to lose themselves in the creations

Architects of Air created a major feature of the displays called Miracoco Luminarium. This maze of winding paths and soaring domes is a monument to the beauty of light and colour.

Read full story here. 

8) ODD Cafe in Doha by Karim Rashid 

ODD Cafe by Karim Rashid

Egyptian-born designer Karim Rashid has revealed his initial concept designs for an F&B project in Doha, Qatar- the ODD Cafe.

See all images here. 



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