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Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi (...please click on the photo for more photos and the interior)
The headquarters of the Al Nasser Investment LLC
at the Capital Centre Development designed 2008 by
Oosterhuis Lénárd Architects. Below some of the real
heroes of the Middle-East economy and building boom.
The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi 2002 by HOK Architects. A bold and abstract, sustainable fortress against the merciless sun, expressing the deep and long lasting relations between the Emirate and North-America.
Abu Dhabi's modern buildings with photos
architectural firm and construction data
Capital Gate skyscraper Abu Dhabi 2007 by RMJM Architects An 18-degree leaning structure at the National Exhibition Centre housing a five-star hotel and stacked office space on 35 floors
The wave-shaped Rocco Forte Hotel at Abu Dhabi's Airport Road 2005 by W.S. Atkins Architects with interior design by Olga Polizzi
Sheikh Zayed bridge under construction in 2009
Sheikh Zayed Bridge connects the island of
downtown Abu Dhabi to the mainland and was designed in 2004 by architect Zaha Hadid. With a length of 840 meter and a central steel arch of 235 meter the bridge is pushing the limits of advanced geometry and craftsmanship.
The Aldar Group headquarters building at Al Raha Beach show a futuristic design 2008 by MZ Partners Architects.
Aldar Office in April 2009 under construction with
cranes. Structural engineering by ARUP Enineers
A cafe and restaurant looking like a giant whale's tail 2010 by architects MZ Partners. The new Heritage Cafe at Abu Dhabi's Corniche Park, also there is a cascade fountain, rocks, a water pond, an oasis and a watch tower.
The Aloft Hotel was built by RMJM Architects and opened in 2009 as one of Abu Dhabi's largest hotels. The lifestyle concept includes a panorama bar, gym , spa and a swimming pool.
The streets of Abu Dhabi not as crowded with traffic as Dubai.