Having read an M’phil in Conservation of Muslim Historic Buildings and Cities from the Civic Design of Liverpool University, Dr. Rabah Saoud went on to complete a PhD on the Morphology of Muslim Cities at the University of Manchester, where he also lectured on urban conservation and continue to hold the post of research fellow.
He joined the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) in 1999 where he was able to expand the scope of his research into the history of Muslim Architecture and Civilisation and its scientific and technological contributions. His research and contributions are much revered in the academic community.
His numerous publications can be seen in British journals such as the Third World Planning Review, The Journal of Architectural and Planning Research and the Piping Today. He has more than 60 articles published in the leading historical E-journal of Muslimheritage.com. In 2005 he played a leading role in bringing to light the historical significance of the world’s biggest themed mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai 2005. His most recent involvement was the construction of the first touring exhibition on Muslim Heritage, entitled Muslim Heritage in Our World, which started touring the UK in March 2006. On the same occasion he co-edited, with two other colleagues, a book entitled “Muslim Heritage in Our Wold”, published by FSTC, UK 2006, which became a best seller in the subject.
Dr. Saoud joined the University of Ajman in August 2008 where he is an Assistant Professor teaching various subjects including Islamic Architecture, Heritage conservation, Architectural Design and Landscape Design.