The world's largest underwater hotel is being planned for Dubai, with rooms both on the seabed and on stilts above the surface (+ slideshow). More
Dezeenwire: the world's tallest building, the Burj Dubai, opens in Dubai today - BBC
Architects Chris Bosse and Tobias Wallisser of Laboratory for Visionary Architecture Asia Pacific (LAVA) have unveiled Michael Schumacher World Champion Tower at the Cityscape property fair in Dubai. More
OMA in the Middle East: Office for Metropolitan Architecture have sent us some new renderings, plans and sections of Porsche Design Towers I and II, which they are jointly designing with Porsche Design. More
Dubai Renaissance is a building designed last year by Rem Koolhaas and Fernando Donis of OMA as an entry for a competition for iconic central feature at Business Bay in Dubai. OMA lost the competition to Zaha Hadid's Dancing Towers project, but now OMA is negotiating to build the structure at another site in the Emirate. More
Live from Dubai: Rem Koolhaas has launched Al Manakh, a book described as the first comprehensive guide to architecture and urban design in the The Gulf. More
We are heading for Dubai today to cover the International Design Forum, which starts on Sunday. We will bring you as much live coverage of the event as we can, plus there will be more to say when we get back no doubt. Keep an eye on our blog for the IDF for updates.