Aldar HQ Building, Abu Dhabi
(4.1/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
The Aldar headquarters building is the first circular building of its kind in the Middle East. It is located in Al Raha, Abu Dhabi (emirate), United Arab Emirates.The distinctive building was voted the “Best Futuristic Design” by The Building Exchange (BEX) Conference held in Spain. The shape of this building is achieved through the use of structural diagrid, a diagonal grid of steel.The building features the following elevators:12 passenger elevators2 service elevators3 mono space elevators1 circular hydraulic lift2 dumbwaitersUse of the golden ratioThe extent that the circle is embedded in the ground was designed around the golden ratio.
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  • The exterior is worth a visit so it is easy to see how it made it on to Tripadisor but it is not an attraction that is open to tourists. 
  • Not much to say. A business visit to the upper floors, the views were spectacular from a truly unique building overlooking everything from Abu Dhabi to Yas Island. 
  • This is an office building not a tourist attraction. The architecture of the building makes it a tourist attraction. I 'v been in meetings in the upper floors and the views are great. Not sure if the ...  more »