Arup has been in the Middle East since the early 1970s, with teams based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi working with major multinational clients and some of the world's most influential architects to deliver creative and high value technical solutions.

Our experts have worked on a variety of world-class projects, from innovative buildings such as Aldar HQ in Abu Dhabi, to major transport hubs and unique road design solutions that have helped to shape the region.

We are a founding member of the Emirates Green Building Council, formed in 2006 with the goal of advancing green building principles for protecting the environment and ensuring sustainability in the United Arab Emirates.

56 Staff in the United Arab Emirates

27 Different nationalities 

Arup in the United Arab Emirates

Arup currently has two offices in the UAE, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Staff at work in the Dubai office Staff at work in the Dubai office


Meet our people

Maram Balash

Arup really cares about projects that create better spaces for people. We are always working first for our clients, but the quality of our work is ultimately aimed at the people who will use it.

Hussain Kadhim

The values of social usefulness, humane organisation, and straight and honourable dealings particularly stuck out for me, and the learning opportunities that were made available to me as an intern solidified my resolve to join the firm full-time further.