Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre

Abu Dhabi Architecture Tours: Building Walks

Dubai Architecture Tours – building walks in UAE
Persian Gulf architectural guides: key structures to see are the world’s most leaning building, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum by Jean Nouvel. Famous architects with buildings in the city include Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando and Norman Foster.

Yas Arena

Yas Arena in Abu Dhabi

Design: HOK Architects

Yas Arena will be the first multipurpose built arena in the city designed to accommodate a wide variety of sport and entertainment events. The arena in Abu Dhabi, will have a capacity of 18,000 .

Moon Towers

Moon Towers in Abu Dhabi

Design: DNA Barcelona Architects

The design and construction of these towers are influenced by the principles found in the studies of Islamic architecture. The orientation of the towers towards the Mecca is adapted to the urban fabric.

Twisted Towers in Abu Dhabi

Twisted Towers in Abu Dhabi

Design: DNA Barcelona Architects

The uniqueness of the shape is because of its geometrical transformation. The ground floor (0 degrees) becomes, in the last upper floor, a 90 degrees twisted orientation.

Abu Dhabi Louvre

The Louvre in Abu Dhabi

Design: Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Architects

Pattern is an important element of Middle Eastern architecture, in this building the French architects have designed a double dome 590 ft (180 m) in diameter, with randomly-perforated woven material, creating speckled shadows.

WTC Mosque

WTC Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Design: AL_A

London-based architecture practice AL_A has won an invited competition to design a new mosque in Abu Dhabi. The Mosque is part of the World Trade Center developed by Aldar Properties, one of the largest developers in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Al Aziz Mosque

Al Aziz Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Design: APG Architecture and Planning Group

The whole facade comprises the 99 different names of Allah distributed on different elevations of the mosque in accordance with strict instruction of the holy Quran.

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council

Design: Söhne & Partner Architekten

To include the building complex very naturally into the environment, it is placed on different landscape levels. The use of typical colours and patterns does not only help to fit the complex into the natural landscape, it also refers to the already existing UPC building.

Siemens HQ 2

Siemens HQ Abu Dhabi Building

Design: Sheppard Robson

Sheppard Robson-designed Siemens HQ in Masdar City officially opens, setting a new standard for sustainability. Multi international award-winning building achieves LEED Platinum standard, making it one of the most sustainable buildings in the Middle East.

Zayed Military Hospital Abu Dhabi

Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi

Design: LEO A DALY, Architects

New 300-bed, 117,000-sqm (1.25 million sqft) Zayed Military Hospital campus to serve all branches of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. The design includes a 260-bed medical/surgical hospital, a 40-bed psychiatric hospital, a women’s services building, security facilities, a mosque and a utility plant.