Architect & Urban Planner

PhD in Urban Planning (Public Open Spaces & Squares) – Heriot‐Watt University, Scotland

Who is IE:
  • Enthusiastic & Passionate architect to start a new design set up with new vision and creativity.
  • 37 years of design experience, out of them 30 years in UAE.
  • Dubai witnessed many of my projects on ground.
  • Aesthetic, Efficiency and Quality design are my focus and target..
  • My constant aim is a long business term relation with our clients. constant satisfaction.
  • Deliver high-quality design and execution products.

With a keen focus on design and design management, Issam has a proven track record of developing high efficiency and cost effective design in architecture and urban planning, his work ranges from residential, commercial, mixed use and hospitality projects all of which possess the qualities that make any type of project successful.    Issam is regularly involved in many conferences and roundtable discussion associated with Smartcities, Open Spaces and Sustainability. Issam is a PhD holder in “Developing Urban Public Squares in the New Sustainable Cities in the UAE – Heriot‐  Watt University in Scotland

  • Become recognized as a high quality Architectural and Engineering Firm.
  • Play to my collaboration teams strengths – high quality design and construction documents with expertise and connectivity to the UAE market and beyond.
  • Serve the interests of my clients by providing services that demonstrate excellence in design and professional competence in every phase of the architectural practice.
  • Give my clients the best possible value-added solution on time and within their budget.
  • Create a firm that is clearly definable in the minds of clients and consultants as a TEAM, rather than a collection of individuals.
  • Provide leadership and confidence required to manage client expectations and deliver a successful project for all parties involved.


Heriot-Watt University, Scotland

13th November 2018
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Urban Planning (Public Open Spaces & Squares)

Beirut Arab University

June 1983
Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture

Work Experience

Architectural Design Director

National Engineering Bureau (NEB) – Dubai, U.A.E.
Nov. 2002 – 2020

Chief Architect
(Head of Design Dept.)

Dewan Al Emara Architects & Engineers – Dubai, U.A.E.
Aug. 2001 – 2002

Designer and Planner

Technical Studies Bureau (TEST) – Dubai, U.A.E.
1996 – 2001

Principal Design Architect & Planner

Shankland Cox LTD. ENTEC – Al Ain, Abu Dhabi & Dubai
1990 – 1996

Senior Architect

Bonyan Design Bureau – Kuwait
1984 – 1990


Pan Arab Consulting Engineers (PACE) – Kuwait
1982 – 1984


Project Experience

  • Al Raha Beach Resort – Abu Dhabi.
  • Includes 5 Star hotels, shopping mall & 35 VIP and royal villas. Construction started on Jan 2001. Project value is approximately Dhs 380 Million.
  • The Green Community – DIP
  • Comprises of residential buildings, hotel, shopping mall, terraced apartments, maintenance hanger and landscape areas.
  • Five Star Hotel, Convention Centers & Health Club, Yemen, Sanaa
  • Project value is Dhs 120 Million. The project consists of the following, 5 Star hotels, Conference hall, Health Club Blvd. and 45 villas.
  • Le Meridien Hotel Health Club, Abu Dhabi.
  • Hiltonia Beach Club, Abu Dhabi
  • Holiday Inn Express – 5 star hotels in the Gulf region
  • Al Jazeera Hotel Swimming Pool, Ghantoot.
  • Hilton Double Tree Hotel at Jumeirah Beach Residence
  • Fairmont Hotel Ajman
  • Time Hotel Oud Metha Road, Dubai Wafi Area
  • Mashaad Resort & Hotel – Iran
  • Shiraz – 7 star Hotel
  • Al Jasmine Palace 7 star Hotel- Jeddah
  • Al Jasmine Hotel 5 star – Al Khobar
  • Th8 Hotel & Resort at Palm Jumeirah
  • FGB Jadaf (4 Star Hotels)
  • Hilton Garden Inn Hotel – Al Jadaf, Dubai
  • Kingdom of Sheba – Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
  • YOTEL – Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
  • IBN Batuta Shopping Mall, Jebel Ali. Comprises of various types of malls, courtyard & retail areas.
  • The Gardens Outlet (Shopping Mall), Jebel Ali.
  • Comprises various types of malls, courtyards and retail areas.
  • G+6 Commercial Bldg for Khalifa Juma Al zaffin, Garhous.
  • Al Sharq Newspaper Headquarter, Qatar
  • Showroom Complex, Umm Al Nar, Al Futtaim Group.
  • Fresh Food Souks in association with Shankland Kuwait.
  • Zayed University Campus, Al Twar, Dubai.
  • Ajman University. Project value Dhs 20 Million.
  • Dentist Training Center and 3 Dental Clinic, Al Ahmadi, Kuwait
  • 7 Building at DHCC (Dubai Health Care City)
  • The Greens bldg T2, T2A (EMAAR)
  • Golf Towers II (EMAAR)
  • Al Jinani Shopping Mall – Rabat, Morocco
  • Res. & Commercial Bldg. at Al Quoz Industrial – by GMG
  • 2 Nos Private Villas for Mohammed Abdullah Al Ghurair at Umm Suqueim.
  • Residential Complex, Hor Al Anz, Dubai. Project value Dhs 20M.
  • National Houses Authority Design & Planning for neighborhood center, villas, mosque, schools, supermarket in Kuwait.
  • Several offices & residential towers, Dubai Marina, Nakheel & DIC Zone.
  • Design Director for Mr. Hussain Sajwani (Damac) palace in Palm.
  • Al Mesned Villa (Qatar)
  • Umm Al Qewain authorities Headquarters
  • Awqaf Headquarters
  • The LYBIAN Consulate, Dubai. Project value Dhs 8M.
  • ADGAS Headquarter, Das Island, Abu Dhabi. Project value 38M.
  • Qatar Embassy & the Ambassador residence, Tunis. Project value Dhs 20M.
  • Al Ain Highway Entrance Features (Gateways)
  • The British Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
  • Women’s Club, RAK. Project value 33 Million.
  • Tatweer Headquarters, Dubai
  • Headquarter of Shk. Mohd. Bin Rashid Housing Bldg.
  • Post Offices & Telecommunication – Iraq
  • Ajman Freezone Headquarters
  • Cluster X Residential & Office Tower – Jumeirah Lake Towers. 3 Towers (3B+G+45 Floors)
  • Shatha Tower District No. 10 (Office) – Dubai Marina (4B+G+6P+42 Floors).
  • Cluster M Tower L3 – Jumeirah Lake Towers (3B+G+45 Flrs)
  • Cluster N Tower N2 – Jumeirah Lake Towers (3B+G+45 Flrs)
  • Al Kazim Towers – Sheik Zayed Rd (3B+G+6P+2F+44 Flrs)
  • Pinnacle Tower – D
  • Torch Tower, Marsa, Dubai (4B+G+4P+HC+4S+72Flrs)
  • Al Khaily Tower (Office) – Al Sufouh, Rd.
  • Dalma & Yasat Tower (Furnished Apartment Tower), Sheik Zayed Rd
  • Sulafa Tower (Residential Tower) – Dubai Marina.
  • Al Zarooni Garhoud Plaza (Residential & Office Tower), Garhoud, Dubai.
  • Skyview Tower (Residential & Commercial Tower), Dubai Marina
  • Dorra Tower (Res’l & Comm’l Tower), Dubai Marina
  • Irish Blue Tower (Res’l & Comm’l Tower), Dubai Marina
  • Sidra Tower (Residential & Commercial Tower)
  • Al Manara Tower (Offices Tower), Business Bay, Dubai
  • ETA Star Tower, IMPZ (Residential Tower)
  • Ocean Height Tower (Residential Tower), Dubai Marina
  • Al Kazim Twin Tower, Sheik Zayed Rd. Dubai (Offices Tower)
  • Palm Deira First Complex (Residential & Commercial), Palm Deira
  • Studio One Tower (Residential & Commercial), Dubai Marina
  • Hydra Towers (Offices Towers) – Business Bay
  • West Avenue Project (Residential & Commercial) Dubai Marina.
  • Al Zarooni – Al Refaa (Hotel)
  • Palazzo Versace & D1 Tower (Hotel & Residential) Culture Village
  • Botanica Tower (Hotel), Dubai Marina
  • West Avenue Tower at Dubai Marina
  • Jouri 5 & Jouri 6 Residential Bldg.
  • Int’l Hotel & Financial Tower – Sharjah
  • A Tower Residential Building at Trade Center, Shk. Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE
  • Skyspiral Building at Al Sufouh, Dubai, UAE
  • K1 Tower at Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai
  • Developing Residential area – Baghdad
  • Urban Planning for Resort – Tripoli, Libya
  • Motorcity Residential Complex
  • Al Awqaf Competition (Al Garhoud Dubai)
  • Red Crescent Headquarters
  • Al Waab City – Qatar
  • First Gulf Bank – Libya
  • Audi Showroom (2B+G+M+2 Building Showroom at Al Quoz)
  • Porsche Showroom (2B+G+M+Roof on Plot No. 364-663 at Al Quoz, Dubai)
  • Audi Service Center on Plot 368-342 at Al Quoz Industrial 3rd, Dubai
  • Tajco Residential Compound & Shopping Mall – Beirut, Lebanon
  • Arts Mall at Al Barsha, UAE
  • Mixed Use Building at Al Zahraa,
  • Mixed Use Complex at Doha Lusail, Qatar
  • Emirates British Nursery at Wadi Al Safa, Dubai

Oceanic Resort – Sharjah

Maryland 5 star Hotel

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