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The Best Architecture in the Middle East

by Travelbag on 12 February 2018, 12:02PM The Best Architecture in the Middle East The Middle East’s building traditions date back centuries, from sacred mosques to desert fortresses, ancient marketplaces to the ex-abodes of rich pearling merchants. Pop up cities like Dubai and more recently Doha have erected architecture that echoes the minarets and domes of the old Islamic World in modern materials like fibre glass and reinforced concrete. The result is an architectural calendar set amidst the otherwise timeless deserts along the Persian Gulf. Here are six structures not to be missed.   Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar Like a series of sugar cubes sculpted from limestone and glass, Qatar's Museum of Islamic Art stands on its own small island in Doha. Designed by Chinese-American architect, I.M. Pei, it was completed in 2008 after only three years of...
Brilliant Buildings in Dubai

Brilliant Buildings in Dubai

However cliché it sounds, it is fair to say that the city of Dubai is a place of contrasts. Its landscape is dry and hot, all parched earth and soaring temperatures. Yet, the city itself is a real oasis in the desert. It is a playground of extreme wealth and ambition, with an enthusiasm for development which simply cannot be tempered. The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, cal...
by Rianne Ojeh on 28 November 2014, 10:11AM



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