Ibrahim Jaidah Architects and Engineers (IJAE) is an Oman-based subsidiary of Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB Qatar), a top leading and award-winning design and consultancy firm that was founded in 1966 as the first architectural and engineering consulting firm in the State of Qatar. Building on its pioneering work and consolidating a long-term commitment to future developments in the region, AEB Qatar lead by its Group CEO and Chief Architect Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah, has established an office in the pulsating heart of Muscat, Sultanate of Oman – IJAE.

IJAE is a team of well qualified professionals of architectural, engineering, interior and landscape design, project and construction management backgrounds who practice in Oman, and have been working on several commercial, hospitality, mixed use, retail and residential projects in the Sultanate.

Ibrahim M. Jaidah has won numerous awards such as Islamic Cities award, Arab Town Organization Awards, State Encouragement Award and has been nominated for Agha Khan Award 3 times. Ibrahim brings a new dimension to the architectural field in the region. He is recognised as a pioneer of a new architectural movement, which focuses on vernacular architecture emphasising the cultural identity while embracing the modern.

Providing ‘best-in-class’ results and performance standards, the IJAE brand identity reflects Ibrahim Jaidah’s visionary objectives, manifesting his passion for vernacular architecture in a country that enjoys a unique historical character and rich cultural heritage. With competent, motivated and culturally fluent workforce IJAE provides turnkey design, project management, and construction supervision services to diverse public and private client base.


Ibrahim M. Jaidah is Group CEO & Chief Architect of the Arab Engineering Bureau. Moreover, he is a researcher and the author of the History of Qatari Architecture and 99 Domes books. He ranks as a pioneer of a new architectural movement which combines the far reaching influences of Islamic art with modern style, creating memorable landmark structures that are helping to shape the developing State of Qatar.

Ibrahim graduated from the University of Oklahoma (USA) in 1988, and has acquired AEB Qatar in 1991. Since then his firm has completed more than 1500 projects which he has overseen personally. In each project, Ibrahim attempts to retain the identity of his culture, embrace the modern, and present the true potential and ambition of both, Qatar and AEB. His focus on vernacular architecture has brought a new dimension to architectural field in the region.

Ibrahim is highly recognized architect who has won numerous awards such as Islamic Cities award, Arab Town Organization Awards and has been nominated for Agha Khan Award 3 times. In 2005 Ibrahim was honored with the State of Qatar Encouragement Award.

His projects are considered to reflect cultural, historical and environmental context in which they exist. Ibrahim is a dedicated advocate for sustainability and is a co-founding member of Qatar Green Building Council.



“Our roots are important to us. We built our firm the same way we build our client’s projects: from ground up.


Our commitment is to our clients and our employees, and we strive to provide them with their own opportunities to grow, while honouring the geographical and socio-economic context in which we practice.

Our goal is to advocate sustainability and use our knowledge to help cultivate the future generations of environment-conscious designers and architects.

We are always inspired to take on new challenges that would help us grow.”

Ibrahim M. Jaidah