United Arab Emirates

Welcome to the United Arab Emirates Regional Group

Welcome to the United Arab Emirates Regional Group page. This group represents members of the Institution of Structural Engineers in the area, and should be contacted if you have any queries relating to the Institution or to structural engineering in general.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) consists of seven emirates, notably: Abu Dhabi (the capital), Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah. The UAE is one of the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council along with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Countries in this region have seen significant growth in the built environment in the past few decades and it is also where structural engineers have made a significant contribution in a diverse range of construction projects.

Further information about this group can be found using the navigation on the right. As well as providing group information and contact details for representatives in this area, these pages also feature relevant news and events specific to the UAE region. These events and news articles will be updated in due course so please return to this page regularly to ensure you stay abreast with up-to-date information. 


How to become an Affiliate of the Institution while residing in the UAE.
Published: 03/04/2018

A new flyer details how the Affiliate Scheme helps build links with the structrual engineering profession.

Regional Group presents award to President of the Society of Engineers
Published: 17/01/2018

Eng. Dawood Al Hajri, President of the Society of Engineers United Arab Emirates (SOE UAE), has been presented with a UAE Regional Group award.

Career talk on the importance of early work experience
Published: 16/11/2017

Civil engineering students would benefit from seeking work experience as early as they can, according to the Institution's UAE Regional Group.

British Embassy hosts President of The Institution of Structural Engineers
Published: 01/03/2017

The British Embassy in Dubai held a reception to welcome the Institution of Structural Engineers’ (IStructE) President, Ian Firth, on 26 Feb 2017.


CPD Talk - Integration of Architecture and Structure in the Design of Jeddah Tower - The Next World’s Tallest Building

This talk will be done by ASGG and Thornton Tomasetti, who will talk us through the architectural and structural design process of the Kingdom Tower..

Date: 23/10/2018

Location:American University of Dubai, Dubai

United Arab Emirates - Annual General Meeting

Annual meeting to re-elect the Regional Group Committee for 2019. A CPD talk will be organized as well (topic to be determined).

Date: 07/11/2018

Location:Heriot Watt University, Dubai

Remedial works – design and day-to-day examples

This talk will deal with nowadays increasingly important topic of remedial works. Not only the design aspect will be discussed, but several day-to-day..

Date: 21/11/2018

Location:American University of Dubai, Dubai

United Arab Emirates Regional Group - End of Year Event

This event is organised to bring the UAE IStructE members together and present the UAE Regional Group activities of 2018. The new 2019 Committee will be..

Date: 12/12/2018

Location:Movenpick Hotel Ibn Batutta, Dubai

Member summary

There are  343 members in this region, broken down as follows:
Technician Member3

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