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Abu Dhabi Architecture Tours

Architectural Building Guides UAE – Persian Gulf City Walks tailor made for groups visiting the Middle East

post updated 18 April 2024

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Abu Dhabi Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks – Introduction

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Al Aziz Mosque in Abu Dhabi by APG Architecture and Planning Group:
Al Aziz Mosque Abu Dhabi
photograph : LUCEM0

Abu Dhabi Tours

Our Abu Dhabi guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking we do not allow for bookings to be joined up. Our guided tours in Abu Dhabi are all exclusive to each client.

Should you be planning a conference, an office trip, or university trip in Abu Dhabi please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

You can combine a visit to this city with a trip to nearby Dubai.

Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates and also capital of the largest of the UAE’s seven member emirates. The city lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast. The city population was 921,000 in 2013.

Abu Dhabi is the seat of the United Arab Emirates Government, home to the Abu Dhabi Emiri Family and the President of the UAE, who is from this family.

Sowwah Square Buildings:
Sowwah Square Abu Dhabi Building
image © Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure_1500

Abu Dhabi is home to important financial institutions and the corporate headquarters of many companies. One of the world’s largest producers of oil, it has actively attempted to diversify its economy in recent years through investments in financial services and tourism.

Fortune magazine and CNN stated in 2007 that Abu Dhabi is the richest city in the world.

Key structures to see are Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Capital Gate and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

Capital Gate Building – world’s most leaning building
Design: RMJM Architects
Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
image from RMJM Architects
Capital Gate Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre Building, Saadiyat Island
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre
picture © from Zaha Hadid Architects
Abu Dhabi building

Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum Building
Design: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum building interior
photo © Louvre Abu Dhabi – Photography Roland Halbe
Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum Building

Also worth a visit are the Masdar Institute Campus and the Etihad Towers.

Famous architects with buildings in the city include Zaha Hadid Architects, Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando and Foster + Partners. Other key architects to have built in the city include RMJM, KPF, Aedas, Benoy and DBI Design.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – FWAD
Design: Benoy
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, FWAD Building UAE
picture from architect
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – FWAD building

Abu Dhabi Walking Tours

Abu Dhabi Architectural Tours can visit the best new buildings or a mix of significant contemporary and traditional designs. The Abu Dhabi Architecture Tour can be an introduction to the city’s main buildings or it can be based around your group’s interests. Visitors can be met from the airport, their accommodation, or at the starting point of their UAE walking tour.

Dubai Buildings

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Contemporary Arts Museum Building, Saadiyat Island
Design: Frank Gehry Partners
Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum
buildings image from Saadiyat

Abu Dhabi Walking Tours

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your UAE architectural tour: mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 / isabelle(at)e-architect.com

We ask for payments in full prior to the architectural tour in this fascinating Middle Eastern city.

Architecture Tours

e-architect also organise architecture walking tours in other Asian cities such as Dubai, Tel Aviv, and Delhi. We also offer architectural city walks in other global cities like Istanbul, Rome, London and Venice.

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Location: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Persian Gulf, the Middle East, southwestern Asia

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Abu Dhabi Buildings

Masdar Institute Campus
Design: Foster + Partners
Masdar Institute Campus

Saadiyat Island Cultural District
Design: various architects
Saadiyat Island Buildings

Etihad Towers, West Corniche Road
Architect: DBI Design
Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi

New Miral Headquarters
Design: Godwin Austen Johnson Architects (GAJ)
New Miral HQ Abu Dhabi office building
photo courtesy of architects office
New Miral Abu Dhabi Headquarters

Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters
Design: Aedas
Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters buildings

ADIA Headquarters
Architect: KPF
ADIA Headquarters Building

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nayhan Mosque
Design: Spatium
Abu Dhabi Mosque Building

Sheikh Zayad Bridge
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
Sheikh Zayad Bridge

Yas Hotel building
Asymptote Architecture
Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi

Yas Island Yacht Club
Omiros One Architecture (O1A)
Yas Island Yacht Club

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