UAE

Bordering Saudi Arabia and Oman, the UAE is a federation of seven emirates.  Abu Dhabi is the capital and second largest city in the United Arab Emirates and is at the heart of the federation accounting for 87% of the total land mass.  Abu Dhabi  leads the way in fostering the dialogue on political thinking, industry and culture.

In a population of some 5 million people, less than 20% are UAE nationals or Emiratis. Huge numbers of people migrate to the area and there are significant numbers of resident European expats so that the federation has become more multicultural.

As home to important financial institutions Abu Dhabi is a focal point for the EAE federation offering Buro Happold the opportunity to realise many of our own aspirations working within vibrant cultures.

We deliver world class design and engineering solutions on time and to budget; we focus on developing each client’s vision to it fullest potential. We seize the opportunities we are given by trusting clients to explore and experiment on sustainable innovation. Many of these values can be seen in the projects that we have worked on in the region including Al Sowa Island, Bur Juman, the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Ras al Khaimah Gateway.

Find out more about our services by contacting the local office, or speak to one of our specialists.

Conall Doherty
Buro Happold

News

11/10/2013

Two of Buro Happold’s young talents have been recognised for their contribution to the engineering industry with Conall Doherty and Will Holley both winning prestigious construction industry awards. Conall was awarded...

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Sarah Prichard
Buro Happold

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25/09/2013

We are delighted to announce that lead civil/structural associate director, Sarah Prichard, has been shortlisted for the...

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Buro Happold

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20/02/2014

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz were welcomed by the Buro Happold team in the historical city of Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.   The Atturaif district in Riyadh and Diriyah w

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Haramain High Speed Rail
Buro Happold

News

19/02/2014

Buro Happold has been involved in nine of the 25 biggest construction projects across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. The multitude of Buro Happold projects featured on the list is testament to the Gulf region a

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WA100 2014
Buro Happold

News

03/01/2014

Buro Happold is delighted to announce that the consultancy has been voted the top service engineer and the number two structural engineer

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Buro Happold

News

11/12/2013

Buro Happold has announced strong financial results for 2012/13, demonstrated in a substantial increase in profitability and an improvement in liquidity and net asset value.Operating profit

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Y magazine - Issue two
Buro Happold

News

02/12/2013

What image do you conjure up in your mind if we say the word ‘engineer’ to you? Stereotypical responses cover anything from a backroom geek or hands-on practitioner, to dashing larger than life orchestrators of the great leaps...

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Conall Doherty
Buro Happold

News

27/11/2013

Buro Happold’s Conall Doherty has won the Young Engineer of the Year award at the Big Project’s Middle East Construction and Sustainability awards.  The awards recognise Middle East market leaders across the bui

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Rob Cooke
Buro Happold

Blog

06/11/2013

Dr Rob Cooke has just been awarded Engineer of the Year 2013 at the Middle East Architects awards. Despite only relocating to the Middle East three years ago this is the second award Rob has gained for his ground breaking work...

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Roger Nickells
Buro Happold

Blog

06/11/2013

We have always believed relationships form the basis of opportunity in the Middle East, and enable us to deliver exceptional work. We have significant and varied portfolios with Foster, SOM, Gensler, Zaha Hadid and HOK ranging...

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Middle East Architect Awards 2013
Buro Happold

News

06/11/2013

Once again Buro Happold has won GCC Engineering Company of the Year and Engineer of the Year at the sixth annual Middle East Architect Awards 2013. It is the third successive year  and fourth time overall that the company...

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Emirates Palace Hotel Hall
Buro Happold

Project

18/09/2013

With the announcement to develop the Saadiyat Island cultural precinct, Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) took the decision to construct a temporary art gallery in the prestigious Emirates Palace...

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Peter Stephenson
Buro Happold

Blog

12/09/2013

It’s of key importance to the success of a project that all stakeholders within the built environment, including the client and project/design team, fully understand the necessity of a robust fire strategy. Ultimately the...

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Jim Coleman
Happold Consulting

Blog

21/08/2013

When managed successfully, access to natural or mineral resources can drive a region’s economy. However, it is important to address some possible downsides. A number of economic and social problems can potentially arise if...

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Smart Cities
Buro Happold

Blog

12/08/2013

Successful implementation of technology based city systems requires municipalities and city leaders to develop a strategic framework and comprehensive business plan in order to assess and assimilate topics as varied...

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Buro Happold

Blog

08/08/2013

When I woke up today it was obvious that the Moon Sighting Committee had declared that they had seen the crescent moon and that Ramadan had ended. The call to prayer was in full swing from the many mosques around me with each...

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Construction work
Buro Happold

Blog

07/08/2013

A recent fire at the Al Hirma Tower, Dubai highlights once again the importance of fire safety on construction sites. International Planning Stages cover a building project from concept/preparation stages through to design,...

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Rob Whent
Buro Happold

Blog

06/08/2013

Who is Rob Whent? I’m a health & safety (H&S) and environmental management professional, an advanced driving instructor and if that’s not enough I can stand on one leg for two minutes whilst whistling the British national...

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Msheireb Downtown Doha Phase 2 and 3

Project

05/08/2013

Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Msheireb Downtown Doha project involves an ambitious plan to regenerate part of the city centre of Doha in Qatar in a sustainable way for the 21st century, and Buro Happold is working with client...

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Buro Happold

Blog

24/07/2013

Buro Happold’s fire expert in New York, Carl Keogh, is a member of the 30 strong committee of private and public sector experts which have authored a new guide that identifies critical fire safety challenges unique...

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King's College
Buro Happold

Project

23/07/2013

The new Kings’ College campus is tailor-made for a modern Dubai.  A centre of excellence for the country’s growing young population, it will provide world class education and facilities.  The school responds to the...

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Construction at sunset
Buro Happold

Blog

18/07/2013

The landscape is changing in the Middle East and not just the visible excavations, erections and refurbishments.  There is also a significant shift to incorporating green elements into design, to setting environmental...

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Xeritown 1

Project

17/06/2013

Xeritown is a dense residential development to be built on 59 hectares of the emerging urban district of Dubailand.

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360 Kuwait thumbnail
Buro Happold

Project

04/06/2013

Situated on the 6th Ring Road in Kuwait, this elegant 196,000m2 retail development belies the engineering challenges overcome in developing the structural engineering solutions.

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Heart of Doha thumbnail
Buro Happold

Project

05/11/2012

This ambitious re-envisioning of the ‘Heart of Doha’, Qatar’s capital city, aims to address the current problem of urban sprawl by providing its citizens with a purpose-built city, with planned and integrated infrastructure designed to reduce carbon emissions and preserve the cities’ diminishing heritage through previous uncoordinated development.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi Thumbnail
Buro Happold

Project

26/05/2011

In March 2007, the Tourist Development and Investment Company of Abu Dhabi announced that a new Louvre Museum would be completed in the city of Abu Dhabi. The new museum’s dramatic domed roof is undoubtedly the strongest feature...

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