Aldar Headquarters – A 23 storey commercial building with a unique circular elevation.

Arup has built a strong presence in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. We've delivered ground-breaking projects including the Aldar HQ, Yas Marina Hotel and the new headquarters for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC). We work across the Middle East to deliver creative and high value technical solutions.

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Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

Since opening , we have been involved in a wide variety of unique projects, from commercial buildings to major transport hubs and unique road design solutions that have helped to shape the regions.

Lighting up the region

Arup’s highly artistic lighting scenarios designs reflect Abu Dhabi’s vibrancy, like at the Yas Marina Hotel, where we designed a programmable lighting system with 5,000 custom-designed light fixtures; or the Sheikh Zayed Bridge, with a design that allowed for animated flow movements, resulting in fluid patterns of light travelling along the bridge.

Innovative projects

The steel diagrid of the Aldar HQ building was the first of its nature in the UAE and showcases Arup’s leading-edge approach to structural. The building also adopted a novel subterranean vacuum waste collection system which transfers the waste directly to a local waste transfer station for recycling and at the time of building, unique in Abu Dhabi.

Gurjit Wood

Arup Gulf Ltd
12th Floor, Abu Dhabi University Tower
Al Muroor Street
PO Box 78907
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates abu-dhabi@arup.com +971 2 674 6642 Abu Dhabi, local time - 10:49 Open in Google Maps