Maliha Nishat, Design Director, dwp UAE

Maliha started her professional career in Dubai after obtaining a degree at The American University in Dubai in Interior Architecture in 2000.

Maliha very quickly grew to specialize in hospitality design focusing on F&B in her early years. Maliha has since worked in Australia & HK on projects all over the world, cultivating a global outlook to hospitality design over her 15 years in the design realm.

A creative leader with sound technical knowledge, her innovative approach ensures that her high quality interior spaces reflects the client’s vision and values, and connect deeply with the end user creating true and meaningful experiences.“A role as a designer is not to give the safe or predictable option. It is in fact imperative to sometimes challenge & redefine the project to enable us to explore the possibilities and open our minds outside the square.”

Maliha’s passion for design is matched by her leadership role at dwp. Nurturing and inspiring her young and dynamic team of designers to create interiors that complement and challenge the local design vernacular.

Maliha has built up an astonishing portfolio of work that excites and inspires through it’s sheer quality and diversity. Recent work includes the Doubletree by Hilton at Bay Square, The W hotel residences and the Ultra luxurious and iconic One Zabeel Residences.

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