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Best Iconic Architectures in Abu Dhabi
February 18th, 2015

Abu Dhabi is stunning as a land like no other, with its own impressive Architecture and Captivation of buildings Abu Dhabi. Whether you’re making your first trip to Abu Dhabi, or are on a return visit, Your bet is here! Go and view the great Architectural Buildings in Abu Dhabi which state its pride. So our offering is which buildings we think are the capital’s best and hope you will be inspired more and more! Especially when you are looking at city’s Buildings Photos. Letting your heart to bloom the desires, let’s begin our Journey around Abu Dhabi’s top 10 iconic Architecture now.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque / Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nayhan Grand Mosque

The Glorious Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with its majesty, considered to be the key worship in Abu Dhabi. The founding father of United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan because of the dream in his heart  took the great initiative  to establish  Mosque Sheikh Zayed.  Actually the Sacred mosque has structured in collaboration to unite the cultural diversity of Islamic world. This treasure trove has proved the historical and modern values of architecture in contemporary UAE society at your eye sight. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque Abu Dhab,i features 82 domes of Moroccan design and all decorated with white marble, stones, gold, semi-precious stones, crystals and ceramics to enhance its awesome beauty. That is why while you are in Abu Dhabi Holidays; you should not miss to visit to eye pleasing Abu Dhabi Mosque Sheikh Zayed, to view awesome facade and interior of its own. Absolutely if you once visit here you will be impressed more than what you see in these photographs. Definitely visiting Sheikh Zayed Mosque will be one of the best things that will happen to you in Abu Dhabi Holidays. It is better to check Sheikh Zayed Mosque timings on https://www.szgmc.ae/en/mosque-opening-hours before you go for further details.

Capital gate Abu Dhabi

Have you ever experienced dining inside a building which is about to collapse any time? Don’t get scared, but you can get the real experience from the Capital Gate leaning tower. Of course all is well and safe!  It is the Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi and considered as the sticking sky creeper, which stimulates its’ unique presence on the skyline of the UAE Capital. It strikes a balance to create a memorable identity to the Exhibition Centre and became one of the focal points of the Capital Centre with 35 floors sits on 490 pillars. At the same time, do you know this Mega structure of Abu Dhabi Capital Gate was able to shade-off the reputed glory of Pisa Tower, as it inclines almost five times more than the Italian stone structure to its’ best. Furthermore Guinness World Records certified Capital Gate rewarding it as “World’s furthest-leaning man-made tower” as well.

There is nothing usual but doubtlessly, The Lean Tower of Abu Dhabi is an ultimate outcome of great efforts, hard work and continuous brainstorming of engineers, designers and workers. Shaikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan is the one,who put it as a true design and built it from the early beginning of the project. Eventually at the end of 2011 we all became so lucky, as it has opened up to you and me, to praise its’ beauty and enjoy the Capital Gate Hotel Abu Dhabi. So

It is your time to visit these excellent premises and make it yours.

Emirati Palace

This magnificent Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi hotel incorporates elements of traditional Arabic architecture and modern techniques of casting and etching. Envisioned by one of the leading companies WATG, the Hotel Emirates Palace was built as an outstanding show of national royalty. The Abu Dhabi Emirates Palace lobbies are decorated with pillars of gold and varying shades of marble to imitate the sandy desert of Abu Dhabi. The Emirates palace hotel suites are decorated with paintings of the golden sandy beach and marble columns. Guests can enjoy stretches of private beach, beautifully landscaped gardens, marvelous swimming pools, breathtaking views of the beach and skyline along with so many other facilities the emirates hotel offers. There are 302 rooms in the hotel with 92 suits. These gold marble domes of the Palace hotel have a luxurious and dignified hospitality for each guest. The Emirates grand hotel has a separate wing reserved for the royal families of the Middle East.

Al Dar HQ

The AlDar HQ Building in Abu Dhabi holds the title for the first circular building in the Middle East and was voted as the “Best Futuristic Design”. The Exterior of the AlDar HQ building combines a bit of modernity and culture. This Innovative building was constructed by MZ Architects and was inspired by the Clam shell, which is linked with Abu Dhabi’s Pearl-collecting lineage. The AlDar HQ interior is free of any structural columns because of the diagonal grid used to withhold its circular shape.  Building glass paneled exterior allows the people inside it to feast their eyes in a spectacular view of the Abu Dhabi Coastline. The AlDar HQ Abu Dhabi building is a timeless masterpiece of the architectural growth of Abu Dhabi.

The Yas Viceroy  Hotel

Viceroy Hotels and Resorts Abu Dhabi is one of the best hotels in the world and the first hotel to be built on a Formula 1 Race Circuit. Design and constructed by asymptote Architecture, this 12 story hotel complex consists of two sections. One tower is set on the race circuit and the other is placed on the Yas Marina, the dream of every sailor. Both are linked together by a steel and glass bridge that resembles the appearance of a shell. This Outer shell’s main feature is its LED lighting system that can also telecast video feeds. Its interior exudes modern and laid- back elegance with its sophisticated fixtures and décor. Viceroy hotel and Resorts stands strictly to its no smoking policy, unless you are enjoying the magnificent view of the race track from its terrace or balconies.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

The Ferrari world in Abu Dhabi is recognized internationally as the largest indoor theme park and contains the world’s largest Ferrari logo on its roof. Apart from that, Abu Dhabi Ferrari world also has the largest collection of modern and antique Ferrari race cars Outside the Company’s HQ in Italy. This architectural enigma is built using 12,370 tons of steel and was the vision of Benoy Architecture. The exterior of the Ferrari Park Abu Dhabi attraction was inspired by the body of the Ferrari GT. Visitors can choose from 20 different Ferrari-themed rides and also take an exhilarating ride in the fastest roller coaster ever made, the Formula Rossa. The interior of Ferrari Abu Dhabi is fashioned to give the feel of being in Italy.

Sheikh Zayed Bridge

Named after the country’s leading architect Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Zayed Bridge is recognized as the world’s most complex bridge structure. It is modeled in the shape of a waveform and was the design of Architect Zaya Hadid. The 842 meter long bridge is the main gateway that connects Abu Dhabi Island to the mainland. The bridge starts at Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai and extends until it connects to Sheikh Makhtoum Road in Abu Dhabi. At nightfall, the bridge is lit up by a customized array of lights that reflect the soul of Abu Dhabi. This bridge is seen as an icon of the metropolitan growth in Abu Dhabi. 

Etihad Towers

Decorating the Abu Dhabi Skyline and providing the most panoramic views over the modern Arab city, Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi is the epitome of luxury. The Etihad Tower was designed by Sheikh Suroor Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan Project Department and bought to life by Australian architects DBI Design.  This complex is made up of three residential towers, one office tower and the multi-award winning Jumeirah Etihad Hotel tower. Containing fully serviced residencies from cosy studios to spacious three bedrooms all decorated with luxurious and relaxing décor. Residents can dine at some of the leading restaurants and taste a wide variety of authentic international cuisines while enjoying views of the gulf or the open setting of the poolside. Immerse yourself in the tower’s indoor mall and shop at a wide range of boutiques, be it haute couture, jewellery or gourmet grocery stores. Its five towers sparkle in the radiant sunshine, promising its guests a taste of exclusive luxury. 

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority 

Representing modern commerce and culture of Abu Dhabi, the headquarters for the Abu Dhabi Investment Company stands at a staggering height of 607 ft. KPF’s design has led to the building becoming a landmark in Abu Dhabi.  Inspired by the sand dunes and flowing sails, it was constructed to give an inviting gesture of “open arms”.  This spectacular building decorates the Abu Dhabi Skyline and overlooks the clear blue Arabian waters. It embraces nature by allowing natural light to enter through its full glass front and automating its air conditioning and blinds system according to the Sun’s direction. Apart from that it also houses the Abu Dhabi Investment Data centre which takes up a whole floor. Its interior is themed to reflect Islamic architecture and incorporates prayer rooms, Fitness clubs and so many other amenities.

Reem Island Sun and Sky towers

Overlooking the Arabian Gulf and the Abu Dhabi skyline, the Sun and Sky tower Abu Dhabi is a magnificent architectural statement constructed by the US Architectural firm Arquitectonica. This iconic masterpiece joins two towers, the sun tower along with the sky tower at the base with the BOUTIK Sun & Sky Mall, the car park and a roof deck. The corporate lobby of Sky tower Abu Dhabi has professional décor but the residential penthouses are decorated to resemble those of its twin, the sun tower. These 1154 penthouses have an inviting and relaxing feel because of the wooden panels and natural textures incorporated into the interior décor. Apart from living in a construction masterpiece, the residents of Sky and Sun Tower will enjoy the blue of the Arabian Sea at morning and the bright array of lights decorating the horizon at night.

After reading all these, let your heart to bloom the desires, begin your Journey around Abu Dhabi’s top 10 Iconic Architecture and explore what is the best Architectural crown to Abu Dhabi. Hope you enjoy!

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