10 Incredible Buildings Across the Region

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

byAmina 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

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