Three must-see architectural gems in Abu Dhabi

WT Writer
Sep 3, 2019

Home to some of the world’s most cutting-edge designs, Abu Dhabi is pushing the envelope of architectural imagination like never before.

1.Feel the world go round at Aldar Headquarters. Deemed the world’s first circular skyscraper, and the first of its kind in the Middle East, this 23-storey 110-metre-high futuristic office space has taken its place alongside global landmarks for its state-of-the-art design, visual effect and innovative function. Set upon an elevated peninsula, it also offers spectacular city and sea views. 

2. Lean 18° west at Capital Gate. Luring architecture fans with its stunning structure, this upscale skyscraper veers 18° to the west, earning the title of the ‘World’s Furthest Leaning Man Made Tower’ from Guinness World Records. There’s plenty to see on the inside as well, with a permanent art gallery, 165 Below, showcasing works of upcoming Emirati artists. 

3. Get ready to rumble at Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi. The brainchild of renowned designers Hani Rashid and Lise Anna Couture, this is the first hotel ever built over an F1 race circuit. But more than that, this is a piece of art, which awes with its vast expanse of sweeping, curvilinear glass and steel. Marvel at the unique effect of its pivoting diamond-shaped, colour changing panes as they reflect LED illuminated video feeds that light up the night sky. 

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