24 - 26 MAY 2022






Not a “simple” magazine. A media platform of contents and ideas targeting architects, interior designers, consultants, traders, design and architecture addicts. From Middle East a new way of looking to the future.

Compasses quarterly magazine was set up in Dubai in 2007 by a team of design and architecture fans – not architects! – who intended to spread in the world from the Emirates, the heart of the Middle East, the amazing and innovative changes which were happening in this part of the world.

Compasses Architecture & Design was originally intended to become a unique showcase of Middle Eastern continuous transformation into a charming, dynamic and contradictory anthropized environment. In its pages you could appreciate how new trends in urban planning, architecture and design were moving from the worlds’ historical trends setter capitals like Milan, London, Paris and New York, to Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Manama and Kuwait City.

The founders noted that in this part of the planet there was very little attention to professional communication and decided to introduced the first B2B quarterly magazine in the Middle Eastern world with the attempt to stimulate the professional readers’ imagination and curiosity on themes that are not always noted or evident, encouraging a continuous exchange between the origin of things and their projection in the future.

So it was introduced not a “simple” magazine, not a commercial magazine, not a periodical mag but what can be better defined as a “technical & trendy book” a “cool magazine” where a selection of projects, ideas and innovations from the world are published – where architects from the UAE and the GCC countries can find the perfect Media for those living and working in a developing area with a view to the future and with a strong influence from both Europe and the rest of the world.

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