Topic: UAE

Additional images revealed of Baharash Architecture’s self-sustaining biodomes for Al Hajar mountains in the UAE

Baharash Architecture has recently revealed its design for the new Biodomes Wildlife Conservation Centre located in the Al Hajar mountains which aims to boost ecotourism in the UAE. The project will also conserve the mountainous region of Al Hajar – located in the eastern … More

How events like the Sharjah Architecture Triennial lay a foundation for the emirate’s rapidly changing urban makeup

Sharjah, like many cities in the Middle East and North Africa, has an incredibly rich architectural and cultural history. Some of its momentous buildings include the Radisson Blu Resort on the corniche, King Faisal Mosque, the Holiday International Hotel in Al Buhaira, and … More

APID announces ambassadors for 13th Biannual IFI Congress for designers and architects

The Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID) has announced the names of UAE-based design professionals as ambassadors for the 13th installment of the Biannual International Federation of Interior Designers (IFI) Congress, which will be hosted in Dubai in 2019. The upcoming event will … More

Artificial intelligence set to boost UAE economy by $2035

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology may boost the UAE’s economy by 1.6 percent and add $182 billion to its economy by 2035, according to a new report by Accenture. The report – which examined 15 industries in the UAE and 13 in neighbouring Saudi … More

This is how 10 Emirati designers tackled nature-inspired theme for Milan exhibition

The ‘UAE Design Stories:  The Next Generation from the Emirates‘ exhibition which held its first edition at Milan Design Week presented pieces inspired by the country’s “flora, fauna, and soil”. Hosted by Dubai Design District (d3) and curated by Emirati product designer Khalid Shafar, the … More

A look inside Sharjah’s newly restored Bait Al Naboodah museum

Dating back to 1845, Bait Al Naboodah is a historic home that sits along Sharjah’s coastline. Originally belonging to the emirate’s most prominent pearl merchant, Emir Obaid bin Isa bin Ali Al Shamsi – nicknamed Obaid Al Naboodah – the house was built … More

UAE-based Ammar Kalo exhibits furniture collection during Salone Satellite 2018

UAE-based designer and architect Ammar Kalo exhibited a collection of stools and flat-pack furniture at the 2018 Salone Satellite, which showcases the best of young design talent across the globe, and runs concurrently with Salone del Mobile Milano. A large number of designers and … More

Report says affordable housing makes up over 15% of total market in Abu Dhabi

The supply of affordable homes in Abu Dhabi has more than doubled over the past four years as demand has soared, according to a new study. Colliers International’s report – first issued in 2014 – said the UAE capital has witnessed significant regulatory … More

H+A to design first Proton Beam Therapy cancer treatment centre in the Middle East

Newly launched healthcare and hospitality architecture practice, H+A, has been appointed to design the region’s first Protom Beam Therapy cancer treatment centre in Abu Dhabi. The US$60 million Abu Dhabi Proton Centre (ADPC) will be set on the SBK Holding LLC site in … More

UAE’s Founder’s Memorial to open to public this month

The Founder’s Memorial, a cultural landmark built to commemorate the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, will open on Sunday, 22 April, in Abu Dhabi. Located in the Abu Dhabi Corniche, the site sits on 3.3ha of landscaped space, open to the public for … More

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