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Purpose-built Space created

A new sports and performing centre has recently been completed at Dubai College, a British curriculum school situated in the Al Sufouh area of Dubai, UAE...

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Maldivian aura

Ras Al Khaimah’s latest eco-tourism destination, the Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort is aiming to debut the Maldivian ambiance in the serene northern...

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Taking luxury to new heights

With luxury villas on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah and apartments at the world’s tallest tower in its portfolio, CK Architecture Interiors is looking at expanding its range of...

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Sushi in splendour

The newly-opened 99 Sushi Bar UAE claims to be the first high-end standalone restaurant offering a five-star service and a culinary experience with direct views of the...

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Playground for adults

The award-winning design firm H2R Design has recently created the setting for a new chic burger joint in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which exudes playfulness and inspires a...

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Bombay Deco to the fore

Two new Asha’s outlets in the region sport a brand new look, featuring elements heavily inspired by Bombay Deco, making them inviting yet sophisticated spaces for a pre-...

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Green vision

Summertown Interiors has completed the fit-out of pharmaceutical company Takeda’s regional headquarters which blends Japanese design philosophy with nuances of Dubai’s...

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Luminous path

Crystal lamps and chandeliers by Windfall of Germany have recently been installed at a luxury villa in Saudi Arabia, where they enhance the magical aura of the elegant...

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Joyously Jordanian

While designing the Al Manara, a Luxury Collection hotel at Saraya Aqaba, MMAC Design was inspired by Jordan’s millennia of history and heritage, and it aimed to blend...

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Reynaers has a handle on safety

In response to increasing demands for hygiene, leading European aluminium systems provider Reynaers Aluminium now provides a long-lasting antiviral, antibacterial and...

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Roaring Levantine

The Yarmouk River Valley, a small but magically diverse ecosystem on the border of Syria and Jordan, was the main source of inspiration behind the contemporary overhaul...

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Old-world Persian charm

Set within the canal area of Dubai’s famous Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Anar has recently been revamped to enhance the overall experience it has been providing guests in...

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High on hygiene

With hygiene being a hot topic currently, GABRIEL NASSAR of Geberit puts the focus on some of the sanitary ware specialist’s key products that help create safe and...

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Instagrammable and avant garde

Bishop Design recently completed a F&B destination with a difference for the Qanawat Group that caters for the Emirati appetite for social media with a strong visual...

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Out of the ordinary

Regional fit-out service provider Havelock One Interiors continues to showcase its versatility in providing turnkey fit-out works for projects around the region...

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Ode to Zaha Hadid

The world’s only hotel to be designed in its entirety by the legendary late architect Dame Zaha Hadid has opened in Dubai’s newest landmark building, The Opus...

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Fashion statement

The new Third Avenue Boutique at The Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue extension aims to redefine fine dining within a glamourous setting and is based on the “food is fashion...

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Asia meets Dubai

Prospect Design International’s (PDI) latest creation, the Ce La Vi restaurant and lounge in Downtown Dubai incorporates design features from the flagship Singapore...

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Feast for the eyes

Havelock One is on a roll in the Middle East, having wrapped up two significant projects – a revamp of a film house in Kuwait giving it a 1954 retro feel and an interior...

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Vida goes timeless

The new 286-key Vida Creek Harbour hotel at the Dubai Creek Harbour master development has been designed to be an elegant yet relaxed property with the characteristic...

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Raffish hangout

An environment reminiscent of the English shires has been created at Dubai Hills Golf Club’s The Duck Hook, which opened its doors a year ago...

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Lighting up a new world

The Middle East’s first hotel to feature voice-controlled assistants in every guestroom has been designed to elevate the guest experience on every level, including...

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Theatrics to trend

Dramatic interiors are in as minimalism is set to make way for this new language of luxury, according to Ascer, the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association...

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Designed for thrill-seekers

The design of the Rove Hotel at Dubai Parks and Resorts adroitly combines the traits of the Rove hospitality brand with those of the world of wonder and thrills that its...

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Merchants’ mansion

Bahrain’s first five-star boutique hotel has recently opened in the heart of the capital’s suq area, echoing the vibrancy and colour of the country’s oldest shopping...

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Escher connection

Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof, the American Faberge and world’s foremost gemstone artist, has recently moved to Dubai and plans to open a Zadora atelier in the city...

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Retail therapy

Experience is king, says Dubai-based Brand Creative, which outlines how it has curated retail ambiances that are skilfully tailored to create particular memorable...

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Homey and wholesome

Asma, a new Middle Eastern restaurant that opened at The Dubai Mall early this year, aims to pay homage to traditional kitchens of the region in a contemporary and...

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Branding success

Dubai-based Brand Creative, a top design and branding firm that has established itself as ‘brand space’ strategist, has upped the game for many retailers by...

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Aviation-inspired

hangar1, a new eatery in Jordan’s capital, lives up to its name by infusing every element of the restaurant with parts and materials that capture the true essence of...

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University makes the grade

The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) is set to open for the next academic year offering students an American-style education in an ambiance that caters to a range of...

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Design destination

The Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait boasts cutting-edge interior design that incorporates subtle references to Middle Eastern art and architecture, detailed and reinterpreted...

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All’s well!

Xworks Interiors has become the first in the Middle East to achieve the WELL Gold accreditation for its new offices in Dubai. Consulting and engineering firm AESG tells...

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Inimitable identity

The quote ‘Be your own kind of beautiful’ on the reception wall of Rose Poudre speaks eloquently of the concept behind the refined ladies salon in Abu Dhabi, where H2R...

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Biophilic design

As the final touches are being put to the design of the Westin Al Akaria hotel development, MMAC Design Associates outlines how it has aimed to create a distinctly ethnic...

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A Roar for learning

Dubai-based award-winning interior design studio Roar showcases its expertise in designing spaces that providing a learning-conducive environment for the next generation...

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Inspirational offices

The office culture now encourages creativity and collaboration, says Dubai-based award-winning interior design studio Roar, which has created offices recently for key UAE...

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Home by any other name

A five-star luxury resort – among the first inspired by the rich Emirati heritage and culture – has opened recently in Sharjah, UAE...

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Address gets a new look

The Address Dubai Mall, Emaar Properties’ prestigious hotel in Downtown Dubai, now has a new look following the completion of a comprehensive refurbishment...

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Contemporary makes a comeback

When decorating one’s home or giving a new-look to certain key areas, one tends to look at what is currently trending to some degree, whatever the inspiration may...

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Design for food

UAE-based A&T Group Interiors, which is currently sculpting the ambiance of key restaurants and cafes both in its home base and in Saudi Arabia, says there is a trend...

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Changing trends

The boundaries between the worlds of fashion and interior design are now becoming less defined with fashion heavyweights moving into the interior design space, according...

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Imperial living

Shapoorji Pallonji’s brief to the interior designer for the Imperial Avenue was to create a distinctive residential project that sets it apart from others in the region...

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New look for Diplomat Radisson

The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel Residence & Spa, Bahrain, one of the kingdom’s well recognised hotels, has recently completed an extensive multi-million-dollar...

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wholesome healthcare

A focus on daylighting and creating functional spaces while ensuring patient privacy has been the key driver in fitting out a major healthcare faciity in Abu Dhabi, says...

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Mall attractions

H2R Design has created two new outlets that host venues for key mall attractions – food and fashion. The design house elaborates on what have been its inspirations when...

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A sweet spot

H2R Design has created the 2.0 version of the renowned candy store concept Candylicious after Alabbar Enterprises commissioned it for two new outlets in Dubai...

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A new Edition

Edition Hotels has opened its first signature property in the Middle East bringing to the region a ground-breaking concept by Ian Schrager, the visionary behind...

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Tranquil haven

Pandre Special Architecture, a boutique design practice, has made extensive use of American hardwoods to create a tranquil ‘outdoor’ setting for an award...

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Food for thought

H2R Design, a young and dynamic design studio that is behind some renowned commercial and hospitality spaces in the region, has added two distinct clients to its growing...

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Boulevard of delights

Two new venues that recently opened at the Kempinksi Al Mouj in Muscat were designed to echo the essence of Oman – both past and present. HBA Dubai elaborates on the...

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Heights of luxury

Providing a Manhattan experience with Mayfair finishes in the heart of Dubai, The 118, Downtown Dubai will feature just one residence per floor, giving residents complete...

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Cozy home on the hills

Offering its expertise both in architecture and interiors, XBD Collective has designed a bespoke home in Dubai that responds both to its location and the dreams of the...

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Epicurean symphony

The latest eatery to open in Dubai, UAE, is literally music to the ears of today’s shoppers, particularly women. Positioned within the recently launched boutique...

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Getting personal

Interior design is more than just styling a space; it is about creating lasting impressions that reflect the owner’s personality, generate energy and enhance the...

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Resort lifestyle

Banyan Tree Residences – Hillside Dubai aims to be the first to offer resort-style residences with all amenities, finishings and overall experience associated with a five...

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Designer hotel

As the only member in the Middle East of the prestigious collection of Design Hotels, the newly opened Form Hotel Dubai aims to offer original hospitality experiences to...

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Reliving traditions

The interiors of the new Jumeirah Al Sahel Resort & Spa in Bahrain – a first-of-its-kind five-star property in the kingdom – will take guests on a journey...

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Back to ‘Dolce Vita’

The latest Italian restaurant to open in Dubai, UAE, takes diners back in time to the south European country while offering them options as varied as dining under the...

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Local inspiration

Two international hotel brands that opened in Muscat, Oman, recently bear the design hallmarks of one of the largest and longest-established UK architectural and design...

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Lifestyle approach

Mon Palais, a leading interior design and fit-out company with major developers as its clients, says the market is now favourable for its lifestyle-based approach to...

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Cultural fusion

For the Aloft Al Ain Hotel, KKD came up with exclusive design concepts, including the all-day dining concept Olive Tree; new VIP suites, and The Rooftop – the only...

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A forest amid luxury

The Rosemonth Hotel and Residences Dubai aspires to be an exotic destination with its progressive design bringing together a sky lobby, beach, and a tropical rainforest...

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Cosentino moves to d3

Cosentino Group, a world leader in innovative surfaces for the architecture and design industry, recently opened the doors to its 10th global Cosentino City showroom...

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New home in Dubai

Global interior architecture firm Wilson Associates has designed its new Dubai office at the Dubai Design District (d3) to make it an inspiring place for designers...

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Mercure makeover

Design Haus Medy (DHM), an award-winning Dubai-based architecture and interior design firm, says the design of its most recent project, the Mercure Gold Hotel in Dubai...

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Urban and art-driven

Draw Link wanted to give guests staying at the Auris Hotel an urban yet comfortable vibe. Inspiration was taken from hotels around the world with the ‘urban regeneration...

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Super luxurious

The Bulgari Resort Dubai even surpasses Bulgari’s own renowned standards. Resembing a seaside Italian village, it offers the solitude of an island escape and the...

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Leeding the smart initiative

Fitting out the offices of the technology arm of ‘Smart Dubai’ – an initiative to transform Dubai into the world’s smartest and happiest city by...

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Fantasy world

Over its 5,200-sq-m expanse at the City Centre Mirdif, Orbi Dubai allows nature lovers to explore and experience the beauty of planet Earth using amazing digital...

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Italian flair for Bee’ah HQ

Bee’ah, a leading regional environmental management company based in Sharjah, UAE, has awarded a major contract to Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, an Italian multi-...

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Back to school

Pallavi Dean Interiors worked with GAJ to design the interiors of Sharjah English School’s new facility, in line with modern pedagogy methods for tiny tots, says...

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Grohe wins iconic Awards

Grohe has bagged nine coveted awards in the Product, Communication and Architecture categories at the Iconic Awards 2017 held last month (October) at BMW Welt in Munich...

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Restaurant revamped

Oryx Rotana, a five-star luxury business hotel in Doha, Qatar, has completed all the renovation works linked to its Al Nafourah Garden project...

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Hub for interiors

The Art of Living Mall (The Art Centre), currently taking shape in Dubai, UAE, is pushing the boundaries on what can be accomplished by interior design, fit-out and...

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Turn on the style

Strada is a sophisticated collection that gives bathrooms at home the look and feel of those found in luxury hotels...

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Corporate revolution

Matt Sexton, director of corporate interiors at Perkins+Will, discusses how corporate interiors have evolved over the decades, while Valentina Cereda and Laila Al Yousuf...

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Holistic bathroom

Duravit’s latest collections perfectly coordinate design, function and high comfort, while highlighting trends towards the holistic bathroom of the future...

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Space-age financial hub

The Star Trek-inspired interiors of the newly refurbished Dubai Financial Market have been designed to appeal to Emirati millennials...

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Bold and beautiful

UAE-based Grayscale Interiors has completed the design and procurement for 21 apartments of Dubai Properties at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) in Dubai – ranging...

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Designed to inspire

With sustainability being the hallmark of Summertown Interiors, the interiors fit-out firm has ensured that Ahrend’s new Dubai office is trendy and activity based...

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UBM adds UI to portfolio

Top-quality washroom accessories made of high-grade stainless steel are now being marketed in the kingdom by Universal Building Materials Merchants Company (UBM), a...

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War on indoor pests

Proper site monitoring and product selection are two elements of an effective integrated pest management technique to manage indoor pests, says MIRZA WAQAR AHMAD...

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Jotun boosts range

Jotun has expanded its paints portfolio with the launch of two interior finishes to enhance the aesthetics and luxury of Middle Eastern homes...

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Functional design

Vitra, a leading global provider of a full range of bathroom components, says its Frame bathroom collection merges authentic and modern design with the finest technology...

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Exotic retreats

S&T executed the turnkey Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort and Spa project, giving it spectacular finishes...

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Simply elegant

With majestic views of the Grand Mosque, the Hilton Makkah hotel offers pilgrims a quality experience in its 766 rooms...

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Sense of harmony

For a villa that will soon start construction, Bishop Design Residential has designed interiors that draw on Vastu Shastra principles...

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Asian fusion

Following its design success on two wagamama restaurants in Saudi Arabia, LXA has been commissioned to design a third outlet, this time at the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah...

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Aspirational design

Bishop Design Residential is vying for yet another award, this time for a luxury apartment at Oceana Residences in Dubai, which has been transformed into an elegant...

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Innovations abound

Grohe demonstrated its leadership in innovation, design and smart technology when it took up an entire hall of a major international exhibition centre to showcase its...

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Hub for design

Dubai has seen a refreshing shift in architecture design, says Isabel Pintado of Wilson Associates, who has witnessed the emirate’s amazing transformation over the...

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Luxury redefined

The Draw Link Group has expanded into luxury residential interior design and is currently fitting out two high-end residential villas in The Dubai Hills Estate...

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A beautiful blend

Designed by WATG, the JW Marriott Muscat’s interiors are inspired by all things Omani and filled with modern luxury, showcasing the sultanate as a vibrant...

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Trending now

The world inspires Jotun as it reveals a fresh palette of colours to enliven your rooms in 2017...

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Cultural gem

A new jewel in Kuwait’s cultural crown, the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre’s design is inspired by Islamic architecture...

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$19m evolution!

The completed Phase One renovation of Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai mixes modern Arabia with the hotel’s legendary hospitality...

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Pictures of home

The First Ferry recreated for a Chinese family resident in Dubai a home away from home that both represents their cultural roots and Middle Eastern elements...

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Sonic success

The Al Mamoura Academy in Abu Dhabi makes use of Knauf AMF’s Topiq Sonic Element ceiling rafts to control reverberation levels for a healthy learning environment...

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Wealth of wellness

The R Hotel resort and spa at Palm Jumeirah in Dubai – targeted at health-conscious travellers – is being built on a holistic health and wellness concept...

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Bright idea

Humanscale’s chairs, workstations and lighting offer the latest in workplace comfort...

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Amiable ambience

The design theme, colour, furniture, lighting and space all play an important role in the success of a restaurant, says Draw Link Group...

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Social potpourri

Stripped of the glamour and glitz, Cocktail Kitchen dwells on the social experience and all things natural – stone, metal and wood...

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Inspired by nature

Dubai’s second Westin hotel – which is the region’s largest – is inspired by the Hajar Mountains and creates a soothing setting despite its...

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Quiet and convivial

When Americana wanted a relaxed atmosphere that provides speech intelligibility, it turned to Knauf AMF for solutions...

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It’s electrifying!

The interiors of the W Dubai in Al Habtoor City represents the energy and vibrancy of Dubai with electric patterns across the walls and floors...

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Exotic lights

Willowlamp has designed exotic patterns for table and standing lamps for a villa in Dubai in one of its largest orders...

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Heaven at Al Barari

The developer of Seventh Heaven in Al Barari estate has opened a show apartment to give visitors a glimpse of how homes in the iconic project will eventually look like...

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Lending exclusivity

Fendi Casa, which recently showcased its exclusive collection in Italy, has designed many premier interiors in the region...

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Out of Africa

Kiza enlisted First Ferry’s expertise in bringing the aura, colours and taste of Africa to Dubai with the emirate’s first authentic restaurant and lounge...

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Bathroom specialist

Duravit is on course for a successful 2016 in the region, thanks to the customer loyalty it enjoys, the appeal and quality of its designs and the professional service it...

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Influenced by history

Spanish luxury brand Lladro has launched a new collection of lamps created in collaboration with Japanese designer Hisakazu Shimizu, president of S&O Design...

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Pest experts

MOHAMMAD ARIF HUSSAIN, an entomologist at Saudi-based Masa Establishment*, stresses on using a holistic approach to eliminate pests in building interiors...

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Acoustically sound

With the increased focus on acoustics in interior designs, Knauf AMF says its Heradesign acoustic boards are gaining popularity among architects and interior designers...

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Balcony view

After the official launch of the new-generation innovative windows MasterLine 8, Reynaers Aluminium now offers extensions that include low-threshold balcony doors and...

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Virtual studio

Designaware, a multi-disciplinary experimental architecture and design studio based in India, is looking at setting up virtual studios in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in a...

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Green products

Ideal Standard says its award-winning Ceraplan III brassware range of fittings is the perfect fit for countries and communities that are moving towards ...

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Elegant interiors

Interior architects at US-headquartered Wilson Associates are creating stunning and luxurious hospitality spaces for multiple and completely different projects in the...

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Unconventional

Understated elegance and unconventional thinking define the interior design of Redknee’s office in Dubai, UAE, which was crafted by The First Ferry, a Dubai-based...

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Tough on stains

Fila Surface Care Solutions, a leading international manufacturer of eco-friendly and cost-effective products, has expanded its stain removing product range with the...

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On cloud nine

Inspired by Oman’s fort architecture, the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar has overcome many challenges to become the region’s highest five-star resort...

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New York vibe

The industrial-themed Mantoushe makes use of recycled pipes and wood for its interiors, and creates an urban vibe fit for a New York street...

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Best of both worlds

Following a $100-million facelift, Dubai’s iconic Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates now offers a ‘hotel within a hotel&rsquo...

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Shaw awes

As a vertically integrated manufacturer, Shaw Contract Group gives its customers the best products at competitive prices...

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In control!

With innovative technologies such as myRoom and HomeWorks QS, Lutron is looking to promote energy efficiency and offer cost savings in the region...

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Room for growth

Some of the region’s finest hotels have been designed by Wilson Associates, which also bills Dubai as a unique and key market...

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PI design

A Dubai pizzeria marries the old world with new themes to create its own unique look...

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Ship shape

MMAC Design Associates’ latest project for a boutique hotel draws its inspiration from Dubai’s long seafaring tradition...

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Brand new vision

S&T Interiors has expanded its project portfolio with several iconic jobs. It has also rebranded globally and tied up with another global fit-out specialist...

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Sensory wonder

Chalhoub Group promises a sensational shopping experience with the Tryano ‘garden of imagination&rsquo...

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State of the art

Afaf Zainalabedin and Marion Labani have developed a unique business model in ArtDivano that combines an art consultancy with an archival print studio...

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Liked!

The social media favourite Dinner Club is now staged in its own purpose-built home, whose designs have drawn inspiration from  the supper club’s original...

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Bigger and better

In line with the growing trend towards large-format tiles for both walls and floors, RAK Ceramics has launched some of the largest ceramic tiles in the industry within...

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Sound solutions

While office architecture has continued to evolve to reflect the different ways in which people work, Heradesign ceiling and wall panels have been enabling architects to...

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Fila launches green products

Fila Surface Care Solutions, a manufacturer of special chemicals for initial cleaning, protection and maintenance of tiles and stones, is launching two new products in...

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Green dream

Summertown Interiors is on a drive to create sustainable projects, particularly workplaces that promote well-being and productivity...

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For all seasons

The Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay boasts exquisite living and dining options in an idyllic setting...

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Regal oasis

Taj’s second property in Dubai blends local heritage with unsurpassed luxury...

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Cultural hub

Shaikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre is one of three distinctive centres taking shape in Kuwait’s new cultural district...

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Towards a green future

To create truly sustainable buildings, an integrated and informative approach by all parties, right from architect to suppliers, is the only way forward, says ANDREW...

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Comfort and joy

Individuality and comfort are key focus areas that have inspired  Duravit’s new collections...

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Functional fit-outs

The Interiors Group has created efficient working environments in Dubai, UAE, for two firms that sought for fresh, welcoming and creative spaces...

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BIM: just the beginning

Thre is no doubt that BIM (building information modelling) brings with it a number of advantages and benefits, from cost savings and faster project delivery to lower...

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Nailing down success

With a tally of 600 turnkey projects in the Middle East to its credit, Hammer & Nail is highly optimistic of prospects in the interiors fit-out sector, believing its...

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Art and soul

A three-dimensional interpretation of an artichoke in wood will be the focus of attraction of the new Soulfull outlet when it opens shortly at the Emirates Financial...

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Comfort-driven technology

The evolution of human posture is driven by mobile technology, says JAMES LUDWIG, vice-president, global design and product engineering at Steelcase...

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Lifelong faucets

Amidst rising demand for its products in the region, Delta Faucets has launched its Ara bath collection...

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Mideast railways on right track

Railway projects support the vision of long-term sustainability by providing a transport solution that can reduce pollution and congestion, says ANDREW JACKSON, marketing...

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Focus on passenger experience

Interior design of airports should focus on passenger comfort as well as durability and ease of maintenance, says ANDREW JACKSON, marketing director at SAS International...

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For all seasons

The Four Seasons Resort Dubai is the hotel chain’s first-ever collaboration with designer Adam D Tihany...

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Designing Dubai’s destiny

As Dubai pushes ahead with its ambitions to become the world’s leading destination, designers in the UAE emirate need to rise to a number of challenges, says...

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Rethinking green building design

Sustainable designs are pushing architecture into new directions – and the construction industry towards greater collaboration, writes ANDREW JACKSON, marketing...

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Driving sustainability forward

THE performance, certification and rating of buildings across their entire lifecycle is the subject of much discussion from a global perspective; but this also applies...

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Award-winning designs

UAE-BASED Adel Al Mojil Consulting Engineers (AK Design), an award-winning multi-disciplinary architectural and interior design practice, says 2014 has been a year of...

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Luxury debut

RIYADH will welcome its first luxury boutique hotel early next year when the Nobu Hotel Riyadh opens its doors in the first quarter of 2015...

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The benefits of BIM

OVER the last few years, development projects in the GCC in general and within the UAE in particular, have become of a more complex nature, with each developer outbidding...

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Shimmer and shine

RAK Ceramics has expanded its portfolio of tiles with several new collections that boost its extensive array comprising more than 8,000 designs in ceramic and gres...

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Independent EPDs way forward

Andrew Jackson, director at SAS International, points out that providing independently verified environmental product declarations would enable specifiers to make...

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Family plot

STORYTELLING is intrinsic to the design process at The First Ferry, a UAE-based design house that has set its heart on helping its clients cherish their memories and live...

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Dazzling debut

A NEW boutique nightclub opened its golden vault-like doors in Abu Dhabi recently, redefining the UAE capital city’s nightlife and ushering in a new interactive...

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In for the long haul

ANDREW JACKSON, director at SAS International*, stresses that in the interior fit-out market, delivering long-term value and quality is as important as the performance...

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Tailor made

MAAN Aljasser and Company of Saudi Arabia has carved a niche for itself in the home furniture market with its brand Creative Closets, which introduced the concept of...

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Keeping it clean

JON DOMMISSE** discusses how new products and maintenance strategies for restrooms help address common issues and foster a cleaner, more efficient and pleasant customer...

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Panels go green

RMD Board, a division of JRD International, has witnessed a steep rise in sales this year compared to last year and has now commissioned an additional line to meet...

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Plumbing without pain

HOMEOWNERS can now install an extra toilet, bathroom or kitchen anywhere they want without major works, thanks to innovative macerating technology from SFA Group, which...

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Designed for hospitality

INTERIOR design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) recently launched its award-winning division Studio to cater to clients in the UAE and Middle East who are looking for...

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Shown the door

INTERIOR spaces can become breeding grounds for pests that not only invade homes and cause structural damage as well as embarrassment when they emerge out of the woodwork...

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Serving the faithful

UNDER a massive deal signed in 2010, Wilson Associates is working on the designs for the interiors of 19 of the 26 hotels in Jabal Omar Development Company’s (JODC...

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Taste of polynesia

NESTLED within the tranquil groves of the Palm Jumeirah Island, Sofitel The Palm Dubai is a one-of-a-kind five-star luxurious resort that has brought the charm of a...

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The future of retail design

The financial downfall of 2008 has left a sting which is hard for any retail designer to forget. It literally sent us back to the drawing board to try and figure out...

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Growing globally

Grohe is expecting to witness continued strong growth during 2014 and the mid-term future, on the back of its excellent performance both in the UAE and in the GCC last...

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Suite success

Creating a design for the ambiance of a world-class hospitality project is clearly a challenge; however, in the case of a recently opened UAE hotel project, this...

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Set in stone

THERE is a growing trend to use natural stone crystal quartz and quartzite in the interiors industry where these finishing materials are finding increasingly diverse and...

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In good taste

RESTAURANTS today have become a canvas for the most creative designers in the world to showcase their talent and meet the demand of diners who not only seek good food but...

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Enhancing the human experience

THE concept of the working environment is fast changing. Companies are beginning to value the importance of creating an environment that inspires creativity and...

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At the cutting edge

WHETHER it is to meet the demand for large-format or slim tiles, tiles for children’s rooms or to create interiors inspired by nature, RAK Ceramics has led from the...

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Smoking hot!

WHEN Al Khayat Investments (AKI), a well-diversified UAE-based group, decided to launch a new shisha lounge and restaurant with the aim of making it a ‘hot and...

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Planning for the long haul

With the GCC is expected to invest $25 billion in rail projects over the next 10 years, ANDREW JACKSON* discusses how the design of new transport hubs needs to ensure...

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Fire and light

DUBAI’S latest contemporary Mexican upscale casual restaurant draws inspiration from its name “Fuego” which means fire...

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Rendezvous in the sky

Located in the newly opened Oberoi , the Iris Dubai restaurant offers breathtaking views from double-height windows to go along with contemporary Mediterranean cuisine in...

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Leading in design

THE design industry of the Middle East is witnessing rapid growth and this is particularly so in the UAE, which has seen the rise of some stunning creations that have...

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Bye bye glitz and glamour...

The New Year will see a shift towards creativity and a subtler approach to design of homes and commercial spaces, with an increasing focus on textural finishes, local art...

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Bright idea

DESSO, a leading European carpet and sports pitch manufacturer, has taken the lead to demonstrate how technology can be used to improve people’s lives and at the...

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Reformatting the past

JUST when we thought we have seen it all and originality has regrettably lost its shine, the H72, Dubai-based Hues Hotel Management Company’s second property in the...

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How to grow a truly green office

ENVIRONMENTALLY sustainable interiors should be a given in this age of awareness and concern of global warming. Research has proven that workplaces are more energy...

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Novel approach

PALLAVI Dean Interiors recently completed a private office for Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, the CEO and founder of Kalimat, a UAE-based book publisher...

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Absolutely dishy

KOI Abu Dhabi, a stylish contemporary Japanese restaurant, is the latest dining venue to open on Saadiyat island in the UAE. Designed by Paul Bishop, the owner and...

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SAS puts style into performance

WHILE increasing attention is being paid to striking a balance between the numerous demands for material performance and aesthetics and style in the fit-out of new...

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WA wows with Andalusian twist

WITH the opening date (October 10) just three months away, work is progressing round the clock on Dubai’s latest One&Only – the second in the emirate – set on the...

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AAF seals landmark contract

Al Aqili Furnishings (AAF), a leading UAE-based flooring giant and interior solutions provider, has sealed a landmark contract with Fakhruddin Properties, a leading local...

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Al Shafar builds on quality range

Al Shafar Special Material (ASSM), a subsidiary of the UAE-based Al Shafar General Contracting, uses high-quality products – some of which have been tailored for the...

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Cascade set to create a splash

Sharjah-based distributor Universal Biometric has recently unveiled an innovative new waterfall concept produced by Harmonic Environments Waterfalls, a US-based designer...

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Italian design for Monarch Dubai

It won't come as a surprise to many that the senior architect behind The Monarch Dubai, the emirate's new luxury hotel, is from Turin. Italians are, after all, famous for...

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V3 launches unique doors

V3 Modular Furniture recently launched a unique door, boosting its extensive range of products that include the entire range of modular furniture...

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Dubai eyes design capital status

With design becoming an integral part of building and interiors in Dubai, architects and designers are in the quest for unique ideas that will help transform the emirate...

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Keuco introduces stunning designs

GermanY-based sanitary manufacturer Keuco, which has been a European bathroom brand leader for more than half a century, is now positioning itself to capture its market...

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Bathroom expert expands portfolio

With impressive names such as the Burj Al Arab in Dubai and the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi in its portfolio, the UK-based Bathrooms International has been making...

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Masa helps keep the bugs away

Building interiors that make extensive use of timber finishes are prone to costly damage through termite infestation. Mohamed Amin Mirghani of Masa elaborates the...

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Jotun launches new Pearl finish

Jotun Paints has launched Pearl, a new paint that provides a new concept in decorative effects by creating a unique ‘Mother of Pearl’ finish for interior walls...

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Shutting out the pest menace

The interiors of buildings that make extensive use of timber can suffer great damage if the structure is not termite-proofed. VALENTIN B DIEGO, operations manager for...

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Bagno splashes in bathroom design

Bagno Design – a Gulf-wide chain of high-end showrooms displaying sanitary ware, tiles, plumbing accessories, sinks and bath-tubs – has come up with unique themes to...

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Alarabi in new Abu Dhabi venture

Alarabi Decoration and Construction Company of Saudi Arabia is poised to spread its wings further with the launch of a joint venture interior decor company in Abu Dhabi...

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AlArabi to focus on niche segment

AlArabi Decoration, a leader in interior finishing works in the Middle East, has undergone a major restructuring in a bid to emerge as a stronger, more focused company...

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Alarabi explores new horizons

Jeddah-based interior decor specialist Alarabi anticipates growing business in the region and is gearing up to clinch some of the major contracts that are expected in the...

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Zubair Furnishing spreads wings

Having already created waves in the GCC and European hotel case goods furniture market, Oman's Zubair Furnishing is targeting new markets in its ambitious plans to...

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Royal launch for Alarabi in Spain

SaUDI Arabian interiors specialist Alarabi Decoration has broken into the Spanish market in royal style, with a ''mission impossible'' in Marbella on the Costa del Sol...

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Classic, yet contemporary

US design specialist Di Leonardo International focused on continuity and harmony when designing the interiors for Al Faisaliah Center's hotel, apartments and banquet...

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Succeed by design

Robert J Di Leonardo has created elegant interiors for several major hotel chains as well as award-winning designs for restaurantsIf the design is market-driven, rather...