Topic: UAE

Next phases of Dubai’s French Riviera replica to start in February

Dubai-based developer Azizi Developments has said it will commence construction on the next two phases of its flagship Riviera project in Meydan One in February. Construction on the first two phases of the canal development in Meydan One are underway and will be … More

Expo 2020 Dubai will soon reveal sustainability plans

Expo 2020 Dubai will be unveiling more details of its sustainability plans for the upcoming expo at next week’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, it announced on Wednesday. Sustainability is a key subtheme for the event, and last year it unveiled its iconic ‘Sustainability … More

Mixed-use developments will make cities smarter and grow efficiently, according to regional architects

The future of mixed-use developments lies in integrating neighbourhoods rather than just focusing on one single building, according to thought leaders across the design and build spectrum. Success requires collaboration between concept architects, developers, construction specialists and operators who must “embrace the new … More

An international architecture workshop looked at redesigning urban voids in Bur Dubai

Dubai’s Al Ghurair University, Politecnico di Milano and Sapienza University of Rome recently hosted an architecture workshop in Dubai Design District titled ‘Towards Dubai 2020: Architecture in a transient city’. The participating students were encouraged to look at redesigning urban voids in Bur … More

Why isn’t BIM technology reaching its full potential in the UAE?

At a roundtable conversation held by Middle East Architect to explore design technology, four BIM specialists from Dubai gathered to discuss the progress the design tool is – or isn’t – making in the UAE. Those in attendance included Sukul Jagdev, technical manager … More

From 1800s to today: How have office design trends developed over time?

Steelcase,  manufacturer of furniture for offices, hospitals, and classrooms, looks at how office trends have changed through the decades, and how these trends are reflected in the UAE today.  The evolution of office design has seen a series of opposing demands: interaction versus … More

Using heritage as part of architectural language will be discussed during designMENA Summit 2017

The first panel discussion taking place at the 2017 designMENA Summit will look at how architects today are- or should be- reverting back to creating an urban landscape with contextual and heritage-driven sensibility. The past few decades redefined the built environment of the … 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

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

Dubai Crown Prince launches plans for housing redevelopment and revamping old neighbourhoods

A 30-year housing plan will be developed for UAE citizens by Dubai Municipality, Construction Week Online reported. HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, instructed municipality officials to work on … More

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