We opened our office in the Gulf in December 2019. This was the first RIBA office outside of the UK, across our four international regions. With a growing membership of over 400 members, we have hosted a number of events and seminars, including the RIBA and Geberit seminar series and the RIBA Gulf live lunch talks.
A presence in the Gulf for the past 10 years, the RIBA Gulf chapter is managed by our members. The chapter provides a range of activities for members and non-members, including events, discussion forums and networking opportunities.
We recently signed an agreement with the American University in Dubai for 2021 to host joint programmes for the architectural community in the United Arab Emirates. Also, in 2019, we agreed a five-year memorandum of understanding with the Dubai Land Department. This agreement involves collaboration on areas including professional standards and support as well as opportunities for architects working in Dubai. Across the region, Abu Dhabi University hosts the first RIBA accredited Part 1 architecture degree programme in the Gulf. Heriot-Watt University Dubai also has a RIBA accredited Part 1 candidate course.
Get in touch
- For membership queries, business queries and information sessions at your company, please email the RIBA Gulf team
- To learn more about working in the region, please email the International team
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