THE Sofitel Dubai Downtown, an optical art-inspired hotel, opened its doors in May this year. An artistic address in the heart of the vibrant UAE city, the hotel rises gracefully amid the skyscrapers of Downtown Dubai. The hotel’s blue mirrored façade reflects the sea while the sandy marble at the rear recalls the desert.

RAK Ceramics has expanded its portfolio of tiles with several new collections that boost its extensive array comprising more than 8,000 designs in ceramic and gres porcellanto tiles. Its newly launched Sheen Collection is a unique range of ceramic wall tiles that possess subtle shades of gold to give an appealing shimmer to homes.

Duravit extends Vero sink range DURAVIT has added two new designs to its Vero kitchen sink range. The ceramic kitchen sinks offer numerous advantages to customers – from personalised colours to hygienic aspects, according to a spokesperson for Duravit.

OVER the last few years, development projects in the GCC in general and within the UAE in particular, have become of a more complex nature, with each developer outbidding the other.