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Architecture in United Arab Emirates, The Middle East, Asia: UAE Building Links
page updated 7 Nov 2017
Major Developments in Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates Architectural Projects + Key New Property Designs, alphabetical:
Abu Dhabi Architecture Designs – chronological list
Al Aziz Mosque in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council
Abu Dhabi Architecture Tours
Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum Building
Moon Towers in Abu Dhabi
Siemens HQ Building
Twisted Towers in Abu Dhabi
The Louvre in Abu Dhabii
Yas Arena in Abu Dhabi
Zayed Military Hospital Building
To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.
More UAE Architectural Projects welcome
Abu Dhabi Buildings – major new architecture in the emirate
Abu Dhabi (AD – the emirate) is the capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates and also capital of the largest of the UAE’s seven member emirates. The emirate lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast. The city proper had a population of 921,000 in 2013.
The emirate houses federal government offices, is the seat of the United Arab Emirates Government, home to the Emiri Family and the President of the UAE, who is from this family. The emirate has grown to be a cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed the emirate to a larger and advanced metropolis. Today the city is the country’s center of political and industrial activities, and a major cultural and commercial centre, due to its position as the capital. The emirate alone generated 56.7% of the GDP of the United Arab Emirates in 2008.
This Middle Eastern city is home to important financial institutions such as the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates and the corporate headquarters of many companies and numerous multinational corporations. One of the world’s largest producers of oil, the city has actively attempted to diversify its economy in recent years through investments in financial services and tourism.
The UAE capital is the second most expensive city for expatriate employees in the region, and 67th most expensive city in the world. Fortune magazine and CNN stated in 2007 that the emirate is the richest city in the world.
The density of the capital varies, with high employment density in the central area, high residential densities in central downtown and lower densities in the suburbs. In the dense areas, most of the concentration is achieved with medium- and high-rise buildings. Skyscraper buildings such as the notable Investment Authority Tower, the National Bank headquarters, the Hilton Hotel Tower and the Etisalat headquarters are usually found in the financial districts of the city. Other notable modern buildings include the Emirates Palace with its design inspired by Arab heritage.
Feedback on Abu Dhabi Architecture + Persian Gulf Architecture welcome
Middle East Buildings
This page inlcudes key Saudi Arabian Buildings arranged alphabetically:
Al-Birr Foundation Office Tower, Riyadh by Perkins+Will
Al Faisaliah Complex, Riyadh by Foster + Partners
Alrriyadh Ritz Carlton Tower, Riyadh by ECHO Architecture
Arab Satellite Communications HQ by heneghan.peng.architects
King Abdulaziz Center, Dhahran by Snøhetta
King Abdullah Economic City by SOM
Buildings / photos for the UAE Property + Development – Built Environment News in the Middle East page welcome
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