Saudi Arabia’s Aziziya Mosque, the Kazakh Pavilion at Astana Expo 2017, and Dubai’s La Mer are among the world’s outstanding architectural lighting projects that will contest for the ultimate accolade at the 6th Light Middle East Awards this month in Dubai.

The event will take place from September 23-25, 2018, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in the UAE.

The three projects are among a shortlist of 53 finalists contesting seven projects and six product categories and at the region’s foremost awards programme for lighting design and technology, selected this year out of 230 submissions from across the globe. Light Middle East. The winners will be celebrated by more than 600 industry professionals and colleagues during a gala dinner ceremony at the conclusion of the Light Middle East exhibition on September 25, 2018, at the Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City.

Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the organiser of Light Middle East and the Light Middle East Awards, said: “Since its inception, the Light Middle East Awards has generated a tremendous response from the international lighting design community, and every year we welcome an increasingly diverse range of projects and products.

“Creating awareness and sharing experiences are what these awards are all about, and they provide the opportunity for the lighting design community to take time out of their busy schedules and gather with clients, colleagues, and industry peers to celebrate their achievements.”

Dubai’s impressive La Mer development is shortlisted for the Retail, Entertainment, and Exterior & Public Lighting Projects of the Year gongs at this year’s Light Middle East Awards