Etihad Airways was set up by a Royal Decree in July 2003, with Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, as its hub. Etihad started commercial operations in November 2003.

idworks was given the opportunity to do the fit-out for Etihad new offices in Bahrain. After a highly competitive bid process idworks were considered the most capable company in Bahrain to meet the rigorous demands set by Etihad. With a challenging design and tight schedule delivery of 8 weeks, idworks immediately went to task with the build process. The first steps involved completing the technical drawings, submitting documentation to the local municipalities and authorities for approvals and fast-tracking orders to ensure material procurement would arrive in time.