Voted "Best Futuristic Design 2008" by the Building Exchange Conference, HQ represents the most striking new addition to the Abu Dhabi skyline, whilst providing flexible office accommodation to the most astute of corporate occupiers.
In addition to the distinctive design of its structure, HQ's floor plates retain a high level of efficiency and provide functional, open plan office space with expansive column free areas which are capable of accommodating a multitude of fit out options. Built to international Grade A specification including floor to ceiling glazing to each elevation, HQ boasts impeccable common area finishes and an impressive double height dual entrance lobby incorporating unique modern Islamic design features.
Set upon an elevated peninsula affording spectacular views of the city, canal and sea, HQ's excellent location provides an unparalleled working environment through the integration of exceptional services and facilities as well as proximity to leisure and retail outlets located in Al Dana and throughout Al Raha Beach.
Set around a spectacular circular marina, Al Dana provides the Central Business District, at the heart of the Al Raha Beach development. Located at the mid-point for water transport along the development, Al Dana's Marina is a major transit stop for ferries, jet cats, water taxis and abras, with space for boat-owners to berth their craft.
Al Dana's masterplanned communication infrastructure incorporates Al Raha Beach's main canal and road network and is also served by the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system with 3 stations serving the precinct in addition to bus services and park and ride facilities. In addition ample underground car parking is provided to serve the needs of visitors and residents alike.
Designed by world-class architects and encompassing over 200,000 sq m of office accommodation integrated with luxury residential, retail and leisure facilities, Al Dana is also the home of Abu Dhabi’s new landmark World Trade Center development in addition to Aldar’s new corporate headquarters, ensuring that the precinct becomes the most prestigious regional business address.
Al Dana's location, which provides immediate access to the Emirates' highway network, will ensure corporate occupiers can swiftly reach Abu Dhabi Island, Al Ain, Jebel Ali and Dubai all within an hour travel time. Abu Dhabi International Airport can be reached within 10 minutes providing unequalled ease of access to the wider Gulf region and beyond.
This unparalleled combination will ensure Al Dana is recognised globally both as a centre for business and a cosmopolitan living destination.
Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, is the seat of government and largest state of the United Arab Emirates. A progressive Arabian city of 1.6 million people, Abu Dhabi offers a strikingly contrasting landscape, from sandy beaches to lush green oases, and from skyscrapers to rolling desert dunes. Its coastline is home to nearly 200 islands offering captivating untamed beaches. Abu Dhabi holds nine percent of the world’s known oil and four percent of its gas reserves. However, the government has launched an ambitious diversification initiative that is attracting huge international investment, quickly turning the capital into a global economic powerhouse and a tourist destination.
The city benefits from a cosmopolitan outlook and liberal economy, with Arabic as the official language and English widely spoken. Freedom from income tax is a powerful attraction, as is the year-round sunny climate. Landmark new developments are taking shape city-wide. Prominently on the waterfront stands the world’s most expensive hotel, the 7-Star Emirates Palace Hotel. Abu Dhabi capitalises on its location with a rapidly-growing international airline. Founded in 2004, Etihad Airways currently connects more than 50 destinations across the globe with many more to follow.
A unique, forward-looking mix of culture and arts flourishes in the capital, the new Middle-East location for the world-renowned Guggenheim and Louvre galleries along with a new performing arts centre, maritime museum and the Sheikh Zayed National Museum. Across the city, large parks and gardens make for a verdant setting for residents to enjoy, complementing developments of both traditional and modern architectural styles. Trees are pervasive here, more than anywhere else in the Gulf 120 million have been planted in the emirate over the last 30 years. Once famed for the world’s best pearls, Abu Dhabi’s maritime culture is preserved in traditional rowing and dhow racing. Today fishing and diving are just two of many popular leisure pursuits in the new waterfront lifestyle of Abu Dhabi, increasingly popular as an exclusive tourist destination.
Along Abu Dhabi's sheltered coastline, eleven precincts are emerging within one waterfront development, each with its own distinct personality and appeal. Al Raha Beach, ‘The Ultimate Waterfront City', is one of the most integrated mixed–use developments of its kind, with master planned communities featuring superb residential, business, educational, and entertainment facilities supported by ultramodern and harmonized infrastructure.
With a total land area of over 6 million square metres, and 11 kilometres of coastline, Al Raha Beach is fast evolving into one of the most stunning waterfront cities in the world, and the gateway to the ‘new' Abu Dhabi, offering its 120,000 residents and around 250,000 day population 43 km of dynamic waterfront living.
With a mixture of high, mid and low rise buildings conceived by world renowned architects, the development will be home to distinct residential communities, complemented by world-class amenities, a collection of hotels, beaches, marinas, high-end retail, leisure facilities and commercial schemes. Al Raha Beach will also boast the highest of international standards in education and health care services. At the heart of this development, the Al Dana business precinct will be home to Abu Dhabi's striking new World Trade Center.
Al Raha Beach enjoys an exceptional location, being only 20 minutes drive from Abu Dhabi city centre, and less than 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport with immediate access to the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway. The integrated transport network currently under construction which forms part of Abu Dhabi's Surface Transport Master Plan will provide residents and visitors with a hasslefree flow to neighbouring cultural and tourist destinations including Yas Island and Saadiyat Island. Within the Al Raha Beach communities, residents and visitors will enjoy a unique combination of marine, rail, and land transportation, ensuring a smooth flow of traffic throughout the city and onto the UAE's main arterial road and transport network, whilst a light rail system provides speedy mass transit throughout the development and beyond. Ferries, jet cats, water taxis, abras, and private boats cruise through the numerous inlets and canals, reflecting the true spirit of this waterfront destination.
ALDAR is the premier property development, investment and management company in Abu Dhabi. It was established to support the region's infrastructure through the creation of high quality, attractive and sustainable communities equipped with residential, commercial, retail, leisure, hospitality, education and medical facilities. Our focus is initially in Abu Dhabi, with plans to expand internationally.
With on-going governmental support, the company continues to create world-class real estate developments for the nation, while providing a stable and profitable investment portfolio for its investors. ALDAR will deliver a structured and assertive growth plan to become a leading player in the UAE as well as in the international property development market.
ALDAR's diverse property portfolio includes major developments and redevelopments within Abu Dhabi, including Yas Island, Al Raha Beach, Central Market, Nareel Island, Al Gurm Resort, Al Mamoura, Noor Al Ain and many others. The company owns over 50 million square metres of land in strategic locations throughout the Emirate.
Further to the integrated facilities offered by HQ, its excellent location ensures occupiers will benefit from a wide array of amenities including those at Al Raha Mall and restaurants, leisure and retail outlets located in Al Dana and throughout Al Raha Beach.
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