National Bank of Dubai (building)

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National Bank of Dubai
Deira on 1 May 2007 Pict 1.jpg
NBD headquarters
General information
Status Complete
Type Banking
Location Rigga Al Buteen, Dubai, UAE
Coordinates 25°15′38″N 55°18′52″E / 25.26056°N 55.31444°E / 25.26056; 55.31444Coordinates: 25°15′38″N 55°18′52″E / 25.26056°N 55.31444°E / 25.26056; 55.31444
Completed 1998
Roof 125 metres (410 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 20
Floor area 35,308 square metres (380,050 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Dubarch architects and engineers as lead consultants in association with Carlos Ott, NORR International [1]

National Bank of Dubai (NBD) (Arabic: بنك دبي الوطني‎‎) is a building in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The building, located in eastern Dubai in Deira, houses the headquarters of the National Bank of Dubai.

The building is part of the old downtown of Dubai, along the Dubai Creek. At 125 metres (410 ft), the National Bank of Dubai is the tallest building in Deira, and was the fifth-tallest building in Dubai when built in 1998.[2] The form of the building was inspired by the curved shape of the hulls of the traditional dhows[1] that docked in the Dubai Creek — a concept that also inspired the shape of the Burj Al Arab.


  1. ^ a b conceptual design was done by Mr. Amir Rahbar and Mr. Carlos Ott.National Bank of Dubai. Norr International
  2. ^ "Tallest Dubai buildings in 1998". Retrieved 2008-03-19.