The R Hotel resort and spa at Palm Jumeirah in Dubai – targeted at health-conscious travellers – is being built on a holistic health and wellness concept. Interior fit-out work has commenced on what is envisioned to be the first holistic health and wellness resort in the UAE.

The Al Mamoura Academy in Abu Dhabi makes use of Knauf AMF’s Topiq Sonic Element ceiling rafts to control reverberation levels for a healthy learning environment. Creating an environment that is conducive to learning was the primary objective when fitting out the Al Mamoura Academy in Abu Dhabi, which opened to students last September.

‘Bon Jour’, says Flos with new lamps Italian lighting firm Flos has launched the Bon Jour family of lamps. Designed by Philippe Starck, the lamps introduce a new archetype – a body that is ethereal, pure and almost immaterial.