100 smartest people in the UAE
Tue 26 Sep 2017 12:04 AM
Samir Badro

Company: Greenline Interiors

Designation: Chairman

Country: Syria

Country of residence: Syria

Samir M. Badro must have done something right if his Dubai-based company, Greenline Interiors, was trusted to design over 22 luxurious palaces for the royal families in the UAE. In fact, he must have done a lot of things right, considering the Syrian architect and interior designer’s success goes beyond the GCC, having also completed projects such as the Presidential Library in Texas and private quarters of former President George Bush Sr.

The firm has operations in 12 cities globally. Other notable projects include the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel and Emirates’ first and business class lounges at Dubai International Airport. In May this year, the company bagged two contracts in Dubai, worth a combined $35.4m, for the five-star Millennium Bay View Hotel in Business Bay and the Jewel of the Creek development in Deira.