The capital of United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, is a city peppered with magnificent buildings and tall structures. The country never ceases to amuse when it comes to buildings because it is always innovative and elegant. The Aldar Headquarters in Abu Dhabi is one among those amazing constructions. Shaped like a globe, the building consists of several futuristic design concepts. A diagonal grid of steel is the main source of support for the building. The building comprises of fine dining restaurants, passenger elevators, mono space elevators and a circular hydraulic lift. Aldar HQ is shaped like a disc and from any location in the city you can spot the building.
Aldar HQ is located in the Al Raha beach area and is meant to represent a pearl because pearls are an important cultural element in the UAE. It is a landmark in the city and it is safe to say you will be hard pressed to find anything like it anywhere else in the globe. The structure is 23 levels high; the diameter of the building gives the illusion that the floor space may be small. However, the floor spaces in the middle of the building are much bigger than in regular Abu Dhabi structures. Visitors to Abu Dhabi should not miss out on the opportunity to visit the site. Since there is no charge for entrance you can get a feel for the place by going in one of the passenger elevators and having a look at the surroundings.
Although Aldar HQ was meant to serve as an office space, there are some retail outlets here along with an observation area, restaurants and hotel rooms. Most of the structural elements of the building are fascinating; several renowned architects have strived to maintain an eco-friendly approach in the building of Aldar HQ.
Visitors who want to catch a glimpse of Aldar HQ will easily find a hotel in Abu Dhabi that provides a view of the site. There are numerous places that offer accommodation Abu Dhabi so you will find it easy to get a room anywhere. If you are searching for a more tranquil environment away from the hustle of the city check out the suites at Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.