National Bank of Dubai (building)

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National Bank of Dubai
Dubai – Creek - جدول - panoramio.jpg
NBD headquarters
General information
StatusComplete
TypeBanking
LocationRigga Al Buteen, Dubai, UAE
Coordinates25°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
Completed1998
Height
Roof125 metres (410 ft)
Technical details
Floor count20
Floor area35,308 square metres (380,050 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectDubarch 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.

References[edit]

  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". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-03-19.