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Capital Gate, United Arab Emirates

From series “Falling towers and buildings”
Height: 160 m.

The legendary Capital Gate skyscraper is located in Abu Dhabi. It is a true world leader in terms of the level of tilt at present. The height of the skyscraper is 160 meters. Specialists of the famous architectural firm RMJM London worked on its project. About 2.2 billion US dollars were invested in the construction of the skyscraper. Capital Gate is a record holder of the Guinness World Records today. It is marked in it as the building with the highest angle of tilt in the world.

Capital Gate, United Arab Emirates The building leans to the West. The deviation indicator is 18 degrees. The leaning tower of Pisa, which is only 4 degrees off the vertical, seems quite modest in comparison with a skyscraper. Capital Gate was built this way on purpose, unlike many other leaning towers. An innovative engineering approach was used during its construction. The building is strictly vertical only up to the 12th floor. The plates of all the other floors were superimposed with a gap. Its minimum value is 30 centimeters. The maximum value reaches 140 centimeters.

The skyscraper turned out to be very effective and reliable at the same time. A special foundation gives high strength to the structure. Its depth is 30 meters. 490 strong piles were laid in the foundation. The design of the skyscraper's facade is also very spectacular. It is completely lined with mirror tiles. About 12,5 thousand of them were made for the facade design. The internal structure of the skyscraper is also very unusual. A beautiful conical atrium is located behind its entrance doors. Its height is 60 meters. Next - Oede Kerk in Delft

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'ADCB ATM - Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center' located in 0.45 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Europcar' is located in 0.45 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'ADNOC Service Station' in 1.12 km
Supermarket: 'ZOOM' in 0.9 km
Parking: 'ADNEC Parking B' in 0.34 km
Apotheek: 'Medicina Bain Al Qasrain' in 0.59 km
Police station: 'Ministry Of Interior - Human Rights' in 1.27 km
Cafe/restaurant: '18 Degrees' in 0.17 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Bateen Airport AZI - in 2 km
 »  Abu Dhabi Airport AUH - in 21 km
 »  Al Dhafra Airport DHF - in 22 km
 »  Al Ain International Airport AAN - in 121 km
 »  Dubai Airport DXB - in 132 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Capital Gate

Centro Capital Centre By Rotana

Located in 0 km from Capital Gate
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Rooms: 414
All rooms at Centro Capital feature a modern décor and are fitted with classic furnishings. Each room offers a small seating area with a coffee … More: photo, rates and booking
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi

Located in 1 km from Capital Gate
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Rooms: 203
All rooms at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi have air conditioning and come equipped with a minibar and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Some rooms feature … More: photo, rates and booking
Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi

Located in 2 km from Capital Gate
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Rooms: 281
Each room at Hilton Abu Dhabi Capital Grand has modern European décor with Middle Eastern-inspired details. All have a seating area with a … More: photo, rates and booking
Eastern Mangroves Suites by Jannah

Located in 3 km from Capital Gate
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Rooms: 88
All units at Easter Mangroves by Jannah feature a balcony or terrace overlooking the mangroves or the Arabian Gulf. Each one offers a living room … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Sheikh Zayed Mosque
4 km - Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Mosque is in a top six largest world mosques. Its decoration adores everybody and it is quite hard to find alike mosque in the whole world. The mosque was named in honour of the first president of the United Arab Emirates – Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al …
Headquarters of Aldar
14 km - Headquarters of Aldar
In Abu Dhabi, you can see a great circular glass building. The circle is embedded in the ground and resembles a glass disk. ALDAR Laing O’Rourke – the main contractor of this building – has chosen the place for Headquarters of Aldar. The unusual building was …
Flower Clock in Abu Dhabi
16 km - Flower Clock in Abu Dhabi
There is the incredibly beautiful and unique floral clock in Abu Dhabi. This Arab city is a sister town of Geneva. Gardeners of this Swiss city has given a symbolic and unusual present. The set of flowers is located near the Great Mosque and the Sheraton Hotel. This …
Ferrari World
19 km - Ferrari World
In the United Arab Emirates is the best entertainment park for the fans of high speed and those tourists who dreamed of becoming professional racers. It is Ferrari World (world of Ferrari). The park was opened in 2010 and was immediately known worldwide and incredibly …
Starbucks Coffee Shop
102 km - Starbucks Coffee Shop
Starbucks restaurants are also incredibly popular all over the world, they are especially popular with coffee fans. In Dubai, travellers will have an opportunity to visit one of the most luxurious restaurants of the network. It is located in the picturesque Persian …
Infinity Tower
103 km - Infinity Tower
Dubai has also an original skyscraper, attractive with its twisted form, a 76-story Infiniti Tower. The height of this original building is 309 meters, and the turn of the skyscraper is 90 degrees. The project of the building has been worked by specialists of the …

Top destination around Capital Gate - Abu Dhabi

One of the main symbols of the city is considered to be the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, also known as the White Mosque. This particular building amazes with its scale and incredible beauty; around the mosque is a huge square, laid out of marble of various colours. The mosque can host up to 40,000 believers at once, and is considered one of the most luxuriously decorated mosques in the world. Not only selected species of marble and precious metals, but also rare stones were used for interior decoration. Within the walls of the mosque are hidden numerous interesting artefacts, including the world's largest carpet and the most expensive chandelier, diameter of which reaches 10 meters.

The ethnographic museum "Heritage Village" will be an ideal place to explore the culture and traditions of local residents. It is stylized as a classical Bedouin settlement, with several tents set up on site of the museum, inside of which are hidden curious artefacts. On the territory of the museum there are several intriguing workshops, where you can observe the manufacture of household items, fascinating souvenirs and jewellery. Tourists with limited funds will be pleased to learn that this museum is free to visit.
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