Identity Magazine

Identity Magazine featured X Architects' project Al Shindagha Historic District which includes the Welcome Pavilion, Perfume House, and Story of the Creek Museum in the November 2021 'Imagination Issue'.

Compasses Magazine

X Architects are featured in Compasses Magazine C33 January 2020 issue. The founders of X Architects, Farid Esmaeil and Ahmed Al Ali, discuss the importance of a cultural approach in architecture.

IW Magazine Annual Compilation-Detail`21

The IW Magazine Annual Compilation-Detail`21, which highlights projects of well-known local and international architects and interior designers, featured X Architects Wasit Natural Reserve project in their special 2021 issue.


Official Bespoke Magazine 2019 ‘Ultimates Award Issue’ included X Architects Wasit Nature Reserve project in the December/January issue.


WA China Magazine 2020 featured X Architects’ Wasit Natural Reserve project in the April edition on The Cities and Architectures of the Middle East: New Challenges, Emerging Practice.


The Wasit Natural Reserve project by X Architects was published in the IW Taiwan Magazine 2019 No.130 November issue.


2A- ARCHITECTURE & ARTMay '07 - Issue 5, X-Architects' project “O” De Squisito House Boat was published in the prestigious 2A magazine.


CASAMICADec '07 Issue, The House Boat has been published in the December 2007 issue of renowned Italian architectural magazine CasaMica.


AL MANAKH By AMOMay '07- Moutamarat Conference, The first ever book comprehensively analysing the urban development of the Gulf region by AMO / Archis / Moutamarat, 'Al Manakh' was launched on the occasion of the International Design Forum in Du

LUP- The Venice Biennale

LUP- The Venice BiennaleSep '08, X-Architects' work "The Urban Shade", done in collaboration with MBAD, has been published in the LUP at the Venice Biennale booklet

New Arab Urbanism: The Challenge To Sustainab

New Arab Urbanism: The Challenge To Sustainability And Culture In The GulfNov '10, The Harvard Kennedy School in collaboration with the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences conducted a study last year around the challenges to sustainability and culture in the Gulf re

Rethinking Dubai's Urbanism

Rethinking Dubai's UrbanismOct '10, PhD Candidate, Khalid Al Awadhi from the School of Architecture and Regional Planning Program of UT Austin conducted a Delphi study to generate sustainable form-based Urban Design strategies for an

Mark Magazine

Mark Magazine, Mark Magazine published Al Naseem in their October 2009 Issue.


Brownbook, Brownbook Magazine, an urban lifestyle guide focusing on design and culture across the Middle East and North Africa featured a few projects by X-Architects in their January 2010 Issue.

Middle East Architect Magazine

Middle East Architect MagazineOct '10 Issue, X-Architects founding partners, Ahmed Al-Ali and Farid Esmaeil were featured in the cover story of Middle East Architect Magazine's October 2010 issue after winning two awards on the same night at


CompassesFeb '10 Issue, X-Architects published in the prestigious Compasses Magazine.

Al Manakh Continued

Al Manakh ContinuedMay '10, X-Architects' national housing research was included in Al Manakh Continued, a collaborative project by Archis, AMO, C-Lab, Pink Tank And NAi.

Superlative Emirates

Superlative EmiratesDec '13, X-Architects' work was featured along with fifty other urban design projects in the UAE.

Post-Oil City: The History of the City’s Futu

Post-Oil City: The History of the City’s Future2012, How will the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy affect the process of urban planning and the city?

Plaza Magazine

Plaza Magazine2011, Esmaeil Villa was featured in Plaza Magazine.

Instant Cities

Instant Cities2008, X-Architects' project Xeritown was featured in the book about emerging trends in Architecture and Urbanism in the Arab World.

Arab Contemporary

Arab Contemporary2014, X-Architects' work is featured in "Arab Contemporary", the second chapter in the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's Architecture, Culture and Identity series, alongside works by Ateliers Jean Nouvel,

La Biennale di Venezia

La Biennale di Venezia2014, X-Architects principals Ahmed and Farid contributed to the booklet for the UAE National Pavilion at the 14th International Biennale di Venezia in 2014.

Bloomberg Business week

Bloomberg Business week 2015, X-Architects' project “Darb Al Mashaer” was published in Bloomberg Business Week Middle East featuring an interview with X-Architects Chairman Ahmed Al-Ali where he shared his thoughts on The Remak

RUM magazine

RUM magazine 2015, X Architects’ Darb Al Mashaer master plan was widely recognized by various national and international Architectural blogs, news websites and magazines.


WIRED2015, X-Architects Chairman Ahmed Al Ali was interviewed for WIRED's October annual design issue.

Architectural Design: UAE and the Gulf: Archi

Architectural Design: UAE and the Gulf: Architecture and Urbanism Now2015, X-Architects' work is featured in January 2015 issue of Architectural Design (AD) 'UAE and the Gulf: Architecture and Urbanism Now'.

Shawati Magazine

Shawati Magazine 2016, Shawati’s 35th issue featured an interview that showcased a prime collection of X Architects projects.

XXI magazine

XXI magazine2016, X Architects have the Wasit Natural Reserve project adorn the cover of Turkey’s XXI magazine for the June issue.

Khaleej Times

Khaleej Times2016, X Architects founder, Farid Esmaeil, was featured in May and gets interviewed for a segment in the Khaleej Times.

Identity Magazine

Identity Magazine2016, Contemporary design magazine, Identity, features X Architects’ Wasit Natural Reserve project in this Middle Eastern publication for the 166th issue in August.

ASB Slovakia

ASB Slovakia2016, X Architects were mentioned in the Slovakian architectural magazine, ASB. The publication showcased the Wasit Natural Reserve project in Sharjah in its 182nd issue in May.

Architectural Guide UAE

Architectural Guide UAE2016, X Architects was featured in the 2016 publication of the Architectural Guide of the UAE.

Design @ Home

Design @ Home2016, Parisian publication, Design @ Home, features X Architects’ Wasit Natural Reserve project in their 63rd issue of September, through an architectural compilation of prominent environmental projects

Cityscape Architecture Magazine

Cityscape Architecture Magazine2016, X Architects founders, Ahmed Al Ali and Farid Esmaeil, were interviewed in a Q&A for a special feature in the Cityscape Architecture Magazine September Issue.

Al Benaa

Al Benaa2016, Saudi Arabia’s leading architectural magazine featured an article on X Architects contributing works for the Kuwait (BEWAG) Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia.

Kuwaiti Pavilion

Kuwaiti Pavilion2016, X Architects’ concept contribution at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at the Kuwaiti Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, was featured in the official exhibition booklet.

Emirates Projects Magazine

Emirates Projects Magazine2017, X Architects gets selected as one of the “Top Five Architectural consultants of the UAE” in the 92nd issue of Emirates Projects Magazine in January.

2A Architecture & Art Magazine #39

2A Architecture & Art Magazine #392017, X Architects’ Wasit Natural Reserve Center was featured in the 39th Spring edition of the 2A Architecture & Art Magazine.

2A Architecture & Art Magazine #40

2A Architecture & Art Magazine #402017, X Architects’ Wasit Natural Reserve Visitor Center was featured in the second chapter of 2A’s Summer publication #40.

C3 Korea Magazine

C3 Korea Magazine2017, X Architects’ Wasit Natural Reserve Center was featured in the January issue of C3’s special edition on global & local museums around the world.

Memary Architecture and Construction Magazine

Memary Architecture and Construction Magazine2017, X Architects was featured in the Tehran-based, Memary Magazine.

AD 50

AD 502017, Architectural Digest Middle East features X Architects in the second annual “AD 50 – the Middle East’s Top Talents in Architecture and Design” .

Green Building Magazine Tiwan

Green Building Magazine Tiwan2017, X Architects’ Wasit Natural Reserve Center gets featured on the 45th volume of Taiwan’s Green Building Magazine as a prominent environmental project in its March publication.

Indian Architect & Builder Publication

Indian Architect & Builder Publication, Following the successful MERAKI lecture in Mumbai, Indian Architect & Builder published an article on the presentation presented by X Architects’ founder, Farid Esmaeil during the event held in


Casabella2018, X Architects’ Wasit Natural Reserve Center was featured in Italy’s top prestigious architecture magazine, Casabella, for the January Issue The renowned publication is edited by Professor Francesco

Our Building & Construction Magazine

Our Building & Construction Magazine2018, Our Building & Construction leading Chennai, India publication features X Architects’ founders, Ahmed Al Ali and Farid Esmaeil in their January issue, along with a highlight on the Wasit Natura

Architect Magazine - August

Architect Magazine - August2018, Architect Magazine sits with X Architects’ team to discuss their latest religious project, Al Dana mosque in Abu Dhabi. The article was featured in their August Issue.

Architect Magazine - April

Architect Magazine - April2018, Architect Middle East, the region’s go-to monthly architecture magazine, featured X Architect’s young architect Yazeed Obeid in their April issue #04, for their special insight: New Architect Artic

Friday – GN News

Friday – GN News2018, Gulf News’ weekly Friday Magazine featured an interview with X Architects founder, Farid Esmaeil for an article on “Preserving the Past”.

The Neptune GLITZ – Issue 53

The Neptune GLITZ – Issue 532018, The Neptune Glitz India take an in depth look on the accomplishments of X Architects in an article that covers one of their biggest projects, the Darb Al Mashaer masterplan in Mecca, as well as the

Gulf News

Gulf News 2018, Gulf News visits X Architects’ latest exhibition Transformation, Translation, Representation At d. Academy in Al Serkal Avenue.


DETAIL2018, DETAIL the international professional journal for architecture and construction details featured X Architects’ Al Dana Mosque on their Online German platform.

World Architecture magazine China (WA)

World Architecture magazine China (WA)2018, China’s leading architectural Magazine, World Architecture, featured an article on X Architects’ Wasit Natural Reserve Center in Sharjah.

Landscape ME Magazine

Landscape ME Magazine2018, Landscape Middle East featured an in depth look at X Architects’ Al Dana Mosque in Abu Dhabi for their August Issue.

Gulf Construction

Gulf Construction 2018,

Gulf Construction leading trade journal for the building and construction industries of Saudi Arabia and GCC featured X Architects’ Al Dana Mosque in their September issue.