We present here an overview of a study that was undertaken by Dr Barry Haynes and Professor Nick Nunnington on behalf of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Middle East Council for Offices (MECO) in the Middle East. They would like to thank RICS for funding the research and allowing us to use data and extracts from the report in this case study. The full report can be downloaded from the RICS website at: www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/insights/office-environments-and-productivity-in-the-middle-east