Dewan Architects sets up office in Iraq

DUBAI - Dewan Architects and Engineers have set up a regional office in Iraq, returning to the country where the company was established three decades ago. The office is staffed with 15 Iraqi employees and supported by the 120 staff at the UAE Head Office.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 4 Jan 2004, 12:10 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:00 AM

While there has been a recent influx of companies setting up regional or representative offices in Iraq recently, Dewan is already up and running, with the process of submitting tenders and project proposals well underway. In keeping with its vision of playing an active role in the rebuilding of Iraq, the company's key areas of focus will be consultancy, engineering design, health, infrastructure, etc.

Mohammed K. Al Assam, Founder/Managing Director Dewan said: "Dewan was born in Iraq, but we were forced to leave due to the prevailing situation at the time, which everyone is well aware of. We then set up base in the UAE, where we have contributed significantly to landmark projects in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, such as the Green Community; The Gardens Shopping Mall; Zayed University Training Centre at Knowledge Village; Fairmont Hotel; the new Abu Dhabi University campuses at Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, to name but a few."

"The time is now right for us to return to Iraq and be involved in its restoration", Assam added. "And as Dewan's senior staff are all Iraqis, we have the benefit of knowing the intricacies of cultural and architectural variations in the different regions of the country, which is to our advantage, as well as ensuring that the architectural and cultural integrity of Iraq are maintained".

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