Set within the canal area of Dubai’s famous Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Anar has recently been revamped to enhance the overall experience it has been providing guests in pursuit of an authentic Persian restaurant.

The Yarmouk River Valley, a small but magically diverse ecosystem on the border of Syria and Jordan, was the main source of inspiration behind the contemporary overhaul of the iconic Dubai restaurant Mezza House, says Roar, the interior design studio responsible for giving the restaurant a new look.

UAE-based MMAC Design Associates has recently been appointed as interior designer on two new Marriott properties – a five-star hotel and serviced apartment in Uganda and a four-star hotel in Senegal.

With the global outbreak of the pandemic coronavirus disease (Covid-19), hygiene and infection control measures are being taken more seriously, says Ideal Standard, which has a range of solution products aimed at bacterial infection control. These include mixers, such as its Ceraplus 2 and Markwik 21+, and Contour 21+ basins and water closets.

In response to increasing demands for hygiene, leading European aluminium systems provider Reynaers Aluminium now provides a long-lasting antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal surface treatment for its Touch and Horizon handle ranges.

Geberit, a leading European sanitary ware and fittings specialist, says its Sigma actuator plates combine visual elegance with innovative functions, giving architects, designers and specifiers endless options for enhanced design flexibility in the washroom.

Contrasti tiles recall the ‘hand-made’ look CTD Architectural Tiles says its new Contrasti collection will add interest and character to a wide range of spaces from cafes and restaurants to hotel bathrooms or front of house.