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 ArabiaBuildings Arab World

Yacoubian Building – Cairo, EgyptBuildings Arab World

Louvre Museum – Abu Dhabi, UAEBuildings Arab World

L’Eglise du Sacre-Cœur – Casablanca, MoroccoBuildings Arab World eglise-sacré-coeur

The Palestinian Museum – Birzeit, PalestineBuildings Arab World palestine-museum

Hotel Du Lac – Tunis, TunisiaBuildings Arab World hotel-du-lac

Royal Opera House – Muscat, OmanBuildings Arab World royal-opera-house

Kuwait International Airport – Kuwait City, KuwaitBuildings Arab World kuwait-airport

The Great Poste – Algiers, AlgeriaBuildings Arab World

Naji Al Hamshari Mosque – Amman, JordanBuildings Arab World Naji-Al-Hamshari-Mosque Amman-Jordan

 

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