Our MENA studio combines the benefits of an international interdisciplinary practice with the practicality of a local firm. Working in the region since the 1970s, we officially opened the Abu Dhabi studio in 2010. We have a diverse and growing team of dedicated professionals working across many sectors.
Suite 2604, Shining Tower,
PO Box 41670,
Abu Dhabi, UAE
T +971 2 627 6033
Abu Dhabi contact Gary Dicken
We work across the MENA region in a variety of sectors including education, hospitality, retail, commercial office interiors, residential and urbanism. Our Abu Dhabi team comprises architects, townplanners, project managers and interior designers.
As an international practice, we have access to the combined expertise of all of BDP’s professions including sustainability experts, landscape architects, lighting designers and acoustics specialists. When required, we tap into our global resources to deliver desired specialties within an integrated approach that results in high quality, effective, and inspiring built spaces.
With the winning combination of a talented and diverse staff and a strong global framework, we can be nimble, adapting to the needs of the client, while maintaining the high level of quality for which BDP is known internationally.
Key projects to date include the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai and the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Abu Dhabi.
We are also registered as an International Consultant in Kuwait since 2012, and our Doha studio opened soon after. The Sabah Al Ahmed Cultural Centre in Kuwait, Al Wakra and Al Khor Academies for the Qatar Foundation are some of our major achievements in these countries.
We work closely with users, clients and the community to create special places for living, working, shopping, culture and learning. Our expertise covers leisure, commercial, residential, education, retail, transport, and healthcare sectors.
We adhere to a very simple design approach placing the user at the heart of the design process which shapes the architectural, functional and social concept within each project.
Abu Dhabi’s oldest building Qasr Al Hosn has reopened to the public as a museum, following a ten year restoration project.
The first purpose-built cruise terminal in Abu Dhabi has opened at Port Zayed. BDP designed the new building which houses all of the key passenger facilities together with souvenir shops, restaurants and offices on a mezzanine level.
Abu Dhabi studio design director Firas Hnoosh is a panellist at Leaders in Design MENA, a 5th Global Edition summit hosted by the International Business Council.
BDP’s Abu Dhabi studio is a joint sponsor, along with M&N Place, of the Building Knowledge Forum which is open to designers, consultants, public sector agencies, developers and land owners in Abu Dhabi.
BDP has been commissioned by Kuwait Municipality to undertake the country’s Commercial Land Use Background Study.
BDP 2013 is our latest annual publication – one that we hope you will find thought provoking.
BDP has been commissioned for the relocation of a prestigious primary and secondary school in Jumeirah, Dubai.
BDP has been appointed by the Public Authority of Housing Welfare (PAHW) to design a Cultural Centre within the arid sands of the Kuwaiti desert.