Courtyard is located in the Al Quoz area, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A privately operated community center designed and built by the designer architect Dariush Zandi has been in operation since March 1998. Courtyard’s concept was to create a viable multidisciplinary community center, which could house a variety of functions, exhibitions, and cultural activities in a city with many different nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. The result is literally a courtyard house with the composition of different architecture styles inspired by contemporary architecture. Courtyard is a place for people to meet, interact and learn about each other in the heart of the Middle East.