List of tallest buildings in Abu Dhabi

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View of Abu Dhabi skyline with Baynunah Tower as the centrepiece.
Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi.
The Landmark in March 2013.
ADIA Tower at night

This list of tallest buildings in Abu Dhabi ranks skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates by height.

Tallest buildings[edit]

Etihad Towers


The list ranks Abu Dhabi skyscrapers that stand at least 100 metres (328 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes architectural details and spires, but does not include antenna masts. Although not falling into the category of buildings, Abu Dhabi also claimed the world record for the highest free-standing flagpole in the world between 2001 and 2003. The flagpole stands at a height of 122 metres (400 ft).[1][2]

Rank Name Height
metres / ft
Floors Year
1 Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid 381 metres (1,250 ft) 92 2014[3]
2 The Landmark 324 metres (1,063 ft) 72 2012[4][5]
3 Etihad Tower 2 305 metres (1,001 ft) 77 2011[6][7]
4 Sky Tower 292 metres (958 ft) 92 2014
5 Etihad Tower 1 277 metres (909 ft) 70 2011[7][7]
6 Nation Towers - Tower A 268 metres (879 ft) 65 2011
7 Etihad Tower 3 260 metres (853 ft) 62 2011[7][7]
8 Sun Tower 247 metres (810 ft) 65 2010
9 Gate Towers 238 metres (781 ft) 66 2012[8]
10 Etihad Tower 4 234 metres (768 ft) 61 2011[9]
11 Nation Towers - Tower B 233 metres (764 ft) 52 2011
12 Etihad Tower 5 217 metres (712 ft) 56 2011[9]
13 Capital Plaza Residential Tower[10][11] 210 metres (689 ft) 51 2011
14 Seba Tower[12] 193.3 metres (634 ft) 49 2011
15 Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Tower 185 metres (607 ft) 39 2006
15 NBAD Headquarters (Khalifa Street) 185 metres (607 ft) 38 2002
17 Sowwah Square Tower 1 184 metres (604 ft) 37 2012
17 Sowwah Square Tower 2 184 metres (604 ft) 37 2011
19 Baynunah Tower Hotel (formerly Baynunah Hilton) 165 metres (541 ft) 35 1994
20 Capital Gate 160 metres (525 ft) 35 2011[13][14]
20 Sowwah Square Tower 3 160 metres (525 ft) 31 2012
20 Sowwah Square Tower 4 160 metres (525 ft) 31 2011
23 Capital Plaza Office Tower[15][16] 157 metres (515 ft) 33 2011
24 Capital Plaza Hotel Tower[17][18] 146 metres (479 ft) 31 2011

Tallest under construction, approved, and proposed[edit]

Under construction[edit]

This lists buildings that are under construction in Abu Dhabi and are planned to rise at least 100 metres (328 ft). Under construction buildings that have already been topped out are also included.

Name Height
metres / ft
(est.)
Floors Year Notes
Central Market Residential Tower 374 metres (1,227 ft) 88 2011 [19][20]
Tameer Tower 300 metres (984 ft) 73 2013 [21]
Tameer Commercial Tower 300 metres (984 ft) 74 2011 [22]
Central Market Commercial Tower 280 metres (919 ft) 66 2011 [23][24]
Central Market Hotel Tower 254 metres (833 ft) 58 2011 [25]
The Gate Residential Tower 1 250 metres (820 ft) 60 2009 [26][27]
The Gate Residential Tower 2 250 metres (820 ft) 60 2009 [28][29]
The Gate Residential Tower 3 250 metres (820 ft) 60 2009 [30][31]
The Gate Residential Tower 4 250 metres (820 ft) 60 2009 [32][33]
Emirates Pearl 240 metres (787 ft) 47 2009 [34][35]
Tameer Tower C 223 metres (732 ft) 60 2011 [36]
Tameer Tower A 223 metres (732 ft) 60 2008 [37]
Aurora Tower 1 220 metres (722 ft) 53 [38]
Aurora Tower 2 220 metres (722 ft) 53 [39]
Strata Tower 160 metres (525 ft) 40 2011 [40]
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Tower 116 metres (381 ft) 24 2008 [41][42]

Approved[edit]

This lists buildings that are approved in Abu Dhabi and are planned to rise at least 100 metres (328 ft).

Name Height
metres / ft
(est.)
Floors Year* Notes
WTC Tower 320 metres (1,050 ft) 68 2009 [43][44]
Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce 190 metres (623 ft) 45 [45][46]
Tameer Tower B 145 metres (476 ft) 40 2011 [47]
Tameer Tower D 145 metres (476 ft) 40 2011 [48]
Tameer Towers Hotel 108 metres (354 ft) 30 2011 [49]

* Table entries without text indicate that information regarding building heights, floor counts, and/or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Proposed[edit]

This lists buildings that are proposed in Abu Dhabi and are planned to rise at least 100 metres (328 ft).

Name Height
metres / ft
(est.)
Floors* Year* Notes
Empire Island Tower 230 metres (755 ft) 2012 [50]
Abu Dhabi Clock Tower 200 metres (656 ft) 2009 [51][52]

* Table entries without text indicate that information regarding building heights, floor counts, and/or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

This is a list of the buildings that once were the tallest in Abu Dhabi.

Name Years as tallest Height
metres / ft
Floors References
Novotel Center Hotel 1976–1990 N/A 20 [53][54]
Silver Tower 1990–1993 120 metres (394 ft) 30 [55][56][57]
Le Royal Méridien Hotel 1993–1994 121 metres (397 ft) 32 [58][59]
Baynunah Hilton Tower Hotel 1994–2002 165 metres (541 ft) 40 [60][61]
National Bank of Abu Dhabi Headquarters 2002–2006 173 metres (568 ft) 33 [62][63]
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Tower 2006–2010 185 metres (607 ft) 40 [64][65]
Sky Tower 2010-2011 312 metres (1,024 ft) 74
The Landmark 2011–Present 324 metres (1,063 ft) 72

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  48. ^ "Tameer Tower D". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  49. ^ "Tameer Towers Hotel". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  50. ^ "Empire Island Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  51. ^ "Abu Dhabi Clock Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  52. ^ "Abu Dhabi Clock Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
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  54. ^ "Novotel Center Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
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  60. ^ "Baynunah Hilton Tower Hotel". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
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