25 May

10 Incredible Buildings Across the Region

From the Gulf’s modern gems to North Africa’s historic landmarks

Written By Amina Kaabi

For centuries, the Arab world has been known for its incredible architecture, with some of the most stunning historic Islamic structures scattered around the region.

 

In recent years, following the Gulf’s oil boom—the region has had an architectural renaissance of sorts, cementing it as an architectural haven, with some of the world’s most esteemed architects flexing their architectural skills (and breaking world records).

 

To give you a little taste of what the region has to offer, MILLE rounded up some of the most striking buildings—both ancient and contemporary.

 

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

Yacoubian Building – Cairo, Egypt

 

Louvre Museum – Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

L’Eglise du Sacre-Cœur – Casablanca, Morocco

 

The Palestinian Museum – Birzeit, Palestine

 

Hotel Du Lac – Tunis, Tunisia

 

Royal Opera House – Muscat, Oman

 

Kuwait International Airport – Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

The Great Poste – Algiers, Algeria

 

Naji Al Hamshari Mosque – Amman, Jordan