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post updated 29 July 2021 ; 11 Nov 2020

Major Developments in Dubai + Abu Dhabi

Key Architectural Designs in this world-famous emirate in UAE, listed alphabetically:

Dubai Architecture Designs – chronological list

UAE Architecture Designs – New Property Information Links alphabetical:

1/JBR Tower in Dubai

1/JBR Residential Tower

21st Century Tower

2CDE Dubai

Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal

Abu Dhabi Architect

Abu Dhabi Architects

Abu Dhabi Building

Abu Dhabi Buildings

Abu Dhabi Central Market

Abu Dhabi Convention Centre

Abu Dhabi Intermodal Transit Centre

Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters

Abu Dhabi Ladies Club

Abu Dhabi Marina hotel

Abu Dhabi School Buildings

Abu Dhabi Skyscrapers

Abu Dhabi Towers

ADIA Headquarters Abu Dhabi

Ajman architecture

Al Ain Community Abu Dhabi

Al Ain Stadium Building

Al Bait Resort in Sharjah UAE

Al Bahar Towers Abu Dhabi

Al Fattan Towers Dubai Marina

Al Gurg Tower

Al Hilal Bank Abu Dhabi

Al Manakh The Gulf

Al Mas Tower

Al Qassimi Hospital UAE

Abu Dhabi World Trade Centre

Al Reem Island towers

Al Salam Tecom Tower

Al Seef Dubai Development

Aloft Hotel Abu Dhabi

Anara Tower

Aquadomi Floating Hotels

Arabian Canal Development

ASMA Dubai Mall Restaurant

Atlantis Hotel The Palm

Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art in Sharjah

Habibeh Madjdabadi’s Museum for Modern Arab Art in the UAE

Beachfront Tower Hotel

Burj al Alam Tower

Burj al Arab

Burj al Arab Tower

Burj Dubai

Burj Dubai Skyscraper

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa skyscraper

Burj Khalifa tower

Business Bay Towers

Business Bay Signature Towers

Capital Centre Hotel

Capital Gate Abu Dhabi

Capital Gate Tower Abu Dhabi

Cayan Tower

Chelsea Tower

Cluster Complex UAE

Code Unique Hotel

Danish Pavilion Abu Dhabi

DIFC Lighthouse

DMMRC in Dubai

DSEC Commercial Tower

Dubai 2020 Expo Entry Portals in UAE

Dubai Apartments

Dubai Architect

Dubai Architecture Developments

Dubai Architecture Tours

Dubai Building Designs

Dubai Architecture News

Dubai Architecture News 2007

Dubai Architecture News 2008

Dubai Architecture News 2009

Dubai Building News 2016

Dubai Building News 2017

Dubai Building News 2018

Dubai Building Photos

Dubai Convention Centre

Dubai Development

Dubai Hotel Buildings

Dubai Marina

Dubai Office Buildings

Dubai Opera House

Dubai Palm Island

Dubai Pearl

Dubai Property

Dubai Skyscraper Buildings

Dubai Skyscraper Designs

Dubai Skyscrapers

Dubai Sustainable City

Dubai Tall Emblem

Dubai Tall Emblem Design

ETA Hotel Dubai

Ethar – Honoring Generosity

Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi

EXPO Pavilion Concept

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Building

Flamenca at The World Islands in Dubai

FNC New Parliament Building

Guardians of Time Dubai

The Gulf Architecture

The Gulf Development

Grand Mosque of Gate Avenue + KSA Pavilion

Gypsum Flower

Heart of Europe The World

Helix Abu Dhabi

Hyperloop Pods and Portals UAE

Infinity Tower

Innovation City Abu Dhabi

Iris Mist

Jimmy Connors World of Tennis Abu Dhabi

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Jumeirah College

Jumeirah Emirates Towers

KOA Canvas Apartments

Kraz Restaurant in Sharjah

Ladybird Early Learning Centre UAE

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi Building

Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum

Madinat Al Soor

Madinat Jumeirah

Manolo Blahnik Boutique

Marina 101 Dubai Building

Masdar City Abu Dhabi

Masdar Design Competition

Masdar Headquarters

Masdar Headquarters Abu Dhabi

Masdar Institute Campus

Masdar Plaza

Masrah Al Qasba Theatre

Mermaid Wellness Centre

Michael Schumacher Tower Abu Dhabi

Middle East Renewable Energy

MidEastPan Design Ideas Competition

Millennium Tower UAE

Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium Dubai

Museum Middle East Modern Art

Museum of the Future in Dubai Building

Nakheel Harbour Tower

National Bank of Abu Dhabi

Nebula Dubai building

New England Center for Children

O14 Tower

Overview of Architecture in Dubai

P17 Tower

Palm Island Dubai

Palm Jebel Ali

Palm Jumeirah

Palm Tower

Pier 8 Tower

Porsche Design Towers

Ras Al Khaimah Tower

Regent Emirates Pearl

Rihan Heights Abu Dhabi

Rolex Tower

Saadiyat Island Buildings

Sama Tower

Sheikh Zayad Bridge Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nayhan Mosque

Sheth Tower Iris Bay

Siemens Headquarters Masdar City

Sixth Crossing Dubai Creek

Solar Innovation Centre in UAE

Sowwah Square Abu Dhabi

Springs Warehouse Gym in UAE

Strata Tower Abu Dhabi

The Address

The Apeiron

The Index Tower

The Opus

The Opus Dubai Building

The Opus Hotel in Dubai

The Souk Competition

Tiara United Towers

Timber Pavilion Dubai Design Week 2019

TNI Tower

Dubai residential tower

Trident Tower

Trump International Hotel

U-bora Towers

UAE Arena

Warehouse GYM D3 in Dubai

Waterfront City Masterplan UAE

Wave Tower building

Wendy Abroad Abu Dhabi

Wild Wadi Water Park

Wild Wadi Water Park Resort

Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi

Yas Hotel Yacht Club

Yas Island Masterplan

Zayed National Museum

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The Opus
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
The Opus Hotel Dubai UAE
photograph : Laurian Ghinitoiu
The Opus Hotel in Dubai


This is an emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) federation. The main city of the emirate is also known by the same title. The emirate is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country.

It has the largest population in the UAE (around 2,106,000) and the second-largest land territory (4,114 km2) after the capital, Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country’s legislature. The city is located on the emirate’s northern coastline and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area.

The earliest mention of this emirate is in 1095 AD, and the earliest recorded settlement in the region dates from 1799. The emirate was formally established on June 9, 1833, by Sheikh Maktoum bin Butti Al-Maktoum.

Today, the conurbation has emerged as a cosmopolitan metropolis that has grown steadily to become a global city and a business and cultural hub of the UAE, Middle East and the Persian Gulf region. It is also a major transport hub for passengers and cargo. Although the economy was historically built on the oil industry, the emirate’s Western-style model of business drives its economy with the main revenues now coming from tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services. The city has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events. The city has become symbolic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

In addition, the emirate is home to other ambitious architectural development projects including man-made islands, hotels, and some of the largest shopping malls in the Middle East region and the world. This increased attention has also highlighted labour and human rights issues concerning the city’s largely South Asian workforce. The property market experienced a major deterioration in 2008–09 following the financial crisis of 2007-08, but is making a gradual recovery with help from neighbouring emirates. The emirate needs to work hard to establish a more sustainable development given its climate and should look to good quality architects and engineers to provide a lead on green buildings.

Burj Khalifa is the most famous skyscraper in the city, in fact the most well known building in the United Arab Emirates. The tower is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).

Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. This skyscraper building officially opened on 4 January 2010, and is part of the new 2 km2 (490-acre) development called Downtown Dubai at the ‘First Interchange’ along Sheikh Zayed Road, near the main business district. The tower’s architecture and engineering were performed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (also known as SOM) of Chicago, USA, with Adrian Smith as chief architect, and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. The primary contractor was Samsung C&T of South Korea.

The Burj Khalifa building was designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development that would include 30,000 homes, nine hotels, 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of parkland, at least 19 residential towers, a mall, and the 12-hectare (30-acre) man-made Burj Khalifa Lake.

The decision to build the Burj Khalifa tower is reportedly based on the UAE government’s decision to diversify from an oil based economy to one that is service and tourism based. This will allow the country to establish a more balanced and long-term prosperity, based on a more diverse economic foundation.

The emirate has a rich collection of buildings and structures of various architectural styles. Many modern interpretations of Islamic architecture can be found here, due to a boom in construction and architectural innovation in the Arab World in general, and in this city in particular, supported not only by top Arab or international architectural and engineering design firms such as Al Hashemi and Aedas, but also by top firms of New York and Chicago. As a result of this boom, modern Islamic – and world – architecture has literally been taken to new levels in skyscraper building design and technology. The city now boasts more completed or topped-out skyscrapers higher than 2/3 km, 1/3 km, or 1/4 km than any other city in the world.

In November 2011, four cities had their bids for Expo 2020 already lodged, with the emirate making a last-minute entry. The delegation from the Bureau International des Expositions, which visited the city in February 2013 to examine the Emirate’s readiness for the largest exposition, was impressed by the infrastructure and the level of national support. In May 2013 the Expo 2020 Master Plan was revealed. The city then won the right to host Expo 2020 in November 2013. The event will bring huge economic benefits by generating activities worth billions of dirhams and may create over 270,000 jobs. The main site will be a 438-hectare area (1,083 acres), part of the new Dubai Trade Centre Jebel Ali urban development, located midway between the two emirates.

The city has a hot desert climate. Summers are extremely hot, windy, and humid, with an average high around 41 °C (106 °F) and overnight lows around 30 °C (86 °F) in the hottest month, August. Most days are sunny throughout the year. Winters are warm with an average high of 24 °C (75 °F) and overnight lows of 14 °C (57 °F) in January, the coldest month.

Source: in part from wikipedia

Kraz Restaurant, Sharjah
Architects: H2R Design
Kraz Restaurant Sharjah interior design
image courtesy of architects office
Kraz Restaurant in Sharjah

UAE Building News – excerpts:

May 26, 2016

School Building in The Sustainable City
Design: CEBRA, architects

The school is planned to be built inside the first residential community of its kind in the emirate, and the project aims at rethinking teaching and learning environments in a sustainable way. The architects office is based in Denmark.

March 29, 2016

The Address skyscraper building
Design: Atkins, architects

A fire has broken out in a tower block in the city of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates. Previously we posted news of the fire engulfing The Address Hotel, close to the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa.

March 22, 2016

Benetton Concept Shop in the Middle East
Design: Matteo Cainer Architects Ltd

The project is a chance to create an intense and relevant design in the Middle East while linking and incorporating the world of fashion and Architecture. The architectural practice is based in Europe.

March 20, 2016

2020 Expo Pavilions
Design: Foster + Partners, BIG and Grimshaw Architects

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