Topic: Dubai

Dubai-based Brand Creative develops interiors and branding for healthy eatery in London

Dubai-based design agency Brand Creative has developed the interior design and branding concept for a recently opened healthfood cafe in London, featuring laid-back, rustic elements and neon signage. Yeotown Kitchen is the first of its kind from the owners of ‘Yeotown’, a wellness retreat … More

Grimshaw officially opens Dubai office

London-based architecture firm Grimshaw has officially opened its Dubai office, which is located in Dubai Design District (d3). The firm’s Dubai office will act as a central hub for its Middle East-based projects, including projects such as the Sustainability Pavilion for Dubai Expo … More

New electric-powered flying taxi proposed for Dubai

Dubai’s proposed fleet of flying taxis could be joined in the skies over the city by larger and more powerful passenger carrying drones, if plans by aviation startup Vimana take off, Arabian Business reported. Vimana is developing an electric-powered, Vertical Take-Off and Landing … More

Dubai ranked as one of simplest places to obtain building permits

Dubai is the second easiest place in the world to obtain building permits, according to a report from the World Bank, Construction Week reports. The emirate, which ranked in first place for the Middle East, was praised for its efforts to extract building permits, according … More

Case study: Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Dubai designed by WA International

Commercial Interior Design exclusively previews Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Business Bay. The hotel boasts 298 guestrooms, including 65 suites each with Burj Khalifa or Dubai Water Canal views. The design, led by Dubai-based interior design firm WA International, entices with its modern, but distinctly local interiors … More

Pallavi Dean Interiors launches stationery collection to celebrate UAE’s Centennial Plan

Dubai-based design studio Pallavi Dean Interiors (PDI) has designed a stationery set that celebrates the UAE’s Centennial Plan, pledging to be the best country in the world by 2071. The stationery set features a retro-style notebook, sporting a UAE postage stamp, and is branded … More

Driverless buses pass climate tests ahead of 2020 Dubai launch

Dutch technology firm 2getthere has announced that its automated vehicle system that will link Bluewaters Island in Dubai with the city’s network of metro stations has passed its first operational test in simulated desert climate conditions, Arabian Business reported. The new transport system, … More

The UAE’s design market will reach $36bn in 2019

The UAE’s design market will reach $36bn in 2019 as architects and interior designers leverage advances in the industry, experts said. Boosted by innovative architecture and interior design projects, the UAE’s design market will grow by 13% from $32bn in 2017 to reach … More

First country pavilions for Expo 2020 Dubai make construction progress

Expo 2020 Dubai’s pavilions for some participant countries have reached above-ground level, a key milestone in construction on the 4.38 square kilometre site in Dubai, organisers said on Monday, Arabian Business reported.  These buildings are the first structures to reach above-ground level while … More

Fredrikson Stallard to present sun-inspired installation for Swarovski during Dubai Design Week

British design-duo Fredrikson Stallard will be unveiling a large-scale sculpture for  Swarovski  during Dubai Design Week, taking place from 13-18 November, 2017. Entitled Prologue, the outdoor installation was created by the design duo in 2014 and features a  luminous circular sculpture with over … More

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