News > How Dubai's World Trade Centre sold the city to the world

17 May 2016

'In the 1970s, the World Trade Centre stood beyond the edge of the city and convinced the world that Dubai was open for business.'

Writes Todd Reisz in The Guardian


'For many years Dubai’s World Trade Centre stood as a signpost for where the city’s development would eventually reach. Now the World Trade Centre is the gateway to the most memorable stretch of Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road.'

This and the Etisalat HQ (pictured above) are part of the portfolio of projects designed by studios that form part of the Aukett Swanke global group. 

Link to article in The Guardian

Etisalat HQ designed by our Middle East Chairman, Philip Logan of Shankland Cox.    World Trade Centre, Dubai, designed by John R Harris & Partners, the first 'skyscraper' in Dubai.
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