World Traveller September 2019

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WORLD TRAVELLER X DCT ABU DHABI

THREE WAYS TO EXPERIENCE ABU DHABI...

Architectural gems

Home to some of the world’s most cutting-edge

designs, Abu Dhabi is pushing the envelope of

architectural imagination like never before

1

Feel the world go round

at Aldar Headquarters.

Deemed the world’s first

circular skyscraper, and the

first of its kind in the Middle

East, this 23-storey 110-metrehigh

futuristic office space

has taken its place alongside

global landmarks for its stateof-the-art

design, visual effect

and innovative function. Set

upon an elevated peninsula,

it also offers spectacular city

and sea views.

2Lean 18° west at Capital

Gate. Luring architecture

fans with its stunning

structure, this upscale

skyscraper veers 18° to the

west, earning the title of the

World’s Furthest Leaning Man

Made Tower’ from Guinness

World Records. There’s plenty

to see on the inside as well,

with a permanent art gallery,

165 Below, showcasing works

of upcoming Emirati artists.

3Get ready to rumble

at Yas Hotel Abu

Dhabi. The brainchild

of renowned designers

Hani Rashid and Lise Anna

Couture, this is the first hotel

ever built over an F1 race

circuit. But more than that,

this is a piece of art, which

awes with its vast expanse of

sweeping, curvilinear glass

and steel. Marvel at the unique

effect of its pivoting diamondshaped,

colour-changing

panes as they reflect LED

illuminated video feeds that

light up the night sky.

Photo: Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi

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