Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

Abu Dhabi

Stare up – access is limited to residents – at this 92-floor, 382m landmark tower which forms part of the World Trade Center and is Abu Dhabi's tallest building (at least for now). The tower is the taller of two matching towers with distinctive sloping, elliptical roofs that look remarkable when lit at night.

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Nearby Abu Dhabi attractions

1. Street Sculptures

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There was a time when no self-respecting Gulf city would be seen without a giant concrete coffeepot. Those days have gone, for better or for worse, but a…

2. Al Itihad Square

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This square, trapped between busy main roads, offers good views of the tower-clustered skyline of the western Corniche Rd. Photos of the square's little…

3. Etisalat Head Office

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This iconic 27-floor building, with a 'golf ball' as its crowning glory, makes an excellent landmark for navigating the city's grid system. Built in 2001,…

4. Khalifa Mosque

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In common with all mosques in the city, this beautiful mosque stands in nonalignment with the grid system, honouring the direction of Mecca instead. It is…

5. Abdullah Hamaid Al Rumaithi Mosque

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Squeezed between looming towers, this mosque is one of two that bookend a plaza hidden off the main roads. Keen photographers should come here at sunset…

6. Qasr Al Hosn

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Featured on the back of the Dhs1000 note, this fort started life in 1760 as a watchtower that safeguarded a precious freshwater well. After an expansion,…

7. Corniche

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The waterfront Corniche, with its white sandy beaches and generous promenade, stretches the entire length of the northwest shore of the city. Giving…

8. Capital Gardens


This park in the heart of downtown offers two multipurpose playgrounds, a mini climbing wall and basketball and football areas; and there's an erupting…