Creating Unique and Engaging Spaces in Dubai: A Look Back at Motif Interior's 58 Design and Build Projects Completed in 2022

Motif Interiors has had an incredible year in 2022. We not only doubled our target turnover but have completed 58 impressive design and build projects in Dubai. In addition, the company saw a 34% growth in headcount, and key senior management promotions, and tripled its labour force. Akeel Perera, Motif interior’s CEO, explains that with a fresh perspective and innovative ideas, the team has been able to adapt quickly to changes in the market and improve the way they work as a team, collaborate with the design community, and service their clients.

Looking ahead to 2023, Motif Interiors is not showing signs of slowing down. The company has already secured two major projects, including an Abu Dhabi commercial office measuring 44,000 square feet and a Dubai office measuring 22,000 square feet for a high-profile government client. "Having secured these two projects, we were able to achieve our quarterly targets by the end of January," says Perera.

12 projects won in the iconic DMCC Uptown Tower

Rita Esthephan, the COO of Motif, shares that 2022 was a busy year for the company. They grew their in-house design team to 18 talented designers and secured 12 projects in the iconic new DMCC Uptown Tower. She adds, "Our goal is to continue to deliver exceptional work across Dubai, especially in DIFC and JLT." 

Rita also highlights some of the major projects completed in 2022, including The Beaconsmind office in Dubai Hills, the biggest luxury car showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road, DWTC Coworking Space, and regional headquarters for Indosuez, Bridgestone, Sotheby's, FIFA, and Continental. She expresses excitement for the upcoming year, where they look forward to handing over the 12 projects in DMCC Uptown Tower and moving into their own new design hub in the same building.

Team-building activities in UAE and abroad

Charlie Speechley, the vice president of Motif, emphasises the company's focus on work-life balance and building strong teams. "At Motif, we work hard, but we play even harder. From sound healing and meditation to the Dragon Boat race, and adventurous hiking and mountain biking trip to Hatta, Motif offers its employees a range of experiences that not only help build strong teams but also provide a refreshing break from the daily work routine," says Speechley. He also shares that the senior team visited an elephant orphanage in Thailand to celebrate the successful year of 2022.

Motif Interiors has established itself as a leading fit-out and design and build firm in the UAE. In addition to the new design hub in DMCC Uptown Tower, Perera mentions that there are many projects in the pipeline for 2023. It is a pleasure to continue our journey as the UAE's leading design and fit-out firm. The dedicated and driven team at Motif Interiors makes it easy for the company to attract top talent and earn recognition as the UAE's leading interior design company.


Making an office space better leads to bigger possibilities, whether it is an office fit out, office design or office refurbishment. As a design and build company, we all at Motif Interiors are on the same mission to create spaces that look well but perform even better.
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