Category Archives: Architecture

What You Need to Know about the Mosul Dam

What You Need to Know about the Mosul Dam

For centuries, the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers have shaped life in Iraq and the entire Middle East, creating a fertile, green area in a region where this kind of environment is uncommon. However, these vital waterways often provided too much water (resulting in flooding) or too little water (leading to drought). When countries north… Continue Reading

6 of Iran’s Most Beautiful Bridges, Old and New

6 of Iran’s Most Beautiful Bridges, Old and New

Bridges are a very symbolic and effective form of infrastructure. They represent connection, progress, and accessibility. The Middle East has a number of remarkable bridges, but Iran has truly set itself apart with the design and multitude of its bridges within the confines of a small country. In the Iranian city of Isfahan alone, 11… Continue Reading

5 of the Top Man-Made Islands in the Middle East

5 of the Top Man-Made Islands in the Middle East

The Palm Islands of Dubai are most certainly not the only artificial islands in the Middle East. Expanding the coastline by constructing islands is a common practice throughout this area and a trend that has resulted in a variety of exciting infrastructure projects along the Gulf Coast. The Pearl-Qatar, Doha, Qatar A 985-acre artificial island… Continue Reading

5 Ways Qatar Is Preparing for the World Cup of a Lifetime

5 Ways Qatar Is Preparing for the World Cup of a Lifetime

In 2010, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA, announced that the 2022 FIFA World Cup would be held in Qatar. Held every four years, the FIFA World Cup is the world’s largest single-sport competition. Qatar will be the first Middle Eastern country to host the event. The opportunity to host the FIFA World… Continue Reading

These 4 Iconic Buildings in the UAE Will Fascinate You

These 4 Iconic Buildings in the UAE Will Fascinate You

The United Arab Emirates is a highly respected country in the world of contemporary architecture. In particular, the UAE has a reputation for pushing the limits when it comes to the height and lavish nature of its skyscrapers. The government places great value on infrastructure development, with an estimated $300 billion to be invested in… Continue Reading