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