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So, we have seen how Aldar are striving to provide high quality education to all and set them on the right
path in life, but this is just the beginning of the story. In order to be productive and achieve great success
in life everyone needs to feel motivated and encouraged. In the right inspirational setting it is possible to
maximise talents and strengths and create an environment where everyone fulfils their personal potential.
Aldar have therefore strived to create a working atmosphere that stimulates the mind and encourages
people to do their best. Within these exciting spaces people are ready to focus on the task at hand as well
as benefitting from the opportunity to genuinely enjoy the experience of being at work. Such a setting can
only have a constructive effect on the economy and prosperity of Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi is a place where
fortunes can be made and shared for the greater good of the region. Aldar are dedicated to the development
of working environments that inspire and motivate people to do their best creating motivational spaces that
help people focus on their work as well as enjoying every aspect of actually being at work.
Let’s check in at HQ. With amazing architecture and
views to match you can’t fail to be inspired by the working
environment created within HQ. Voted ‘Best Futuristic
Design 2008’ by the Building Exchange Conference
– amongst several international design award wins –
HQ provides highly flexible office accommodation to
the shrewdest corporate occupiers. Located for the
convenience of business travel within 5 minutes of Abu
Dhabi International Airport, HQ is the new addition to
the Abu Dhabi skyline which can simply be described
as ‘awesome’. With a distinctive structural design and
impeccable finishes, 49,000sqm of office accommodation
over 23 floors will provide both local and international
corporate occupiers with a motivational work setting.
Large, open plan offices are deliberately intended
to promote communication and collaboration with
colleagues with HQ’s floor plates encouraging efficiency
and provide functional, space designed to accommodate a
variety of fit out options. Set upon an elevated peninsula
the absolutely spectacular views of the city, canal and
sea, the picturesque location not only provides a little
respite during the working day but has the added benefit
of its close proximity to the array of tempting leisure and
retail outlets located in Al Dana and throughout Al Raha
Beach. A pedestrian landscaped plaza with a stunning
focal water feature will lead to the sea-bound boardwalk
for the perfect lunchtime stroll to clear the mind and
recharge the batteries. With two cafe outlets on the
ground and mezzanine, overlooking the reception lobby,
male and female gyms with shower facilities, male and
female prayer rooms and two food and beverage units
located on northern plaza, this is the place all employees
will be glad to call ‘work’. Through the integration of
outstanding services and first-class facilities, HQ creates
a supreme working environment and one in which we’re
confident you can’t fail to succeed!
Trust Tower –
Foster & Partners are the celebrated architectures behind
the design of the structurally impressive Trust Tower. The
Tower will provide an inspirational base for corporate,
professional and financial companies from across the
globe who will benefit from 230,000 sq m of gross
leasable space spread across 59-floors of prime Grade A
office accommodation with floor plates ranging from
7,000to 15,600 sq m looking out across the marvellous
cityscape of Abu Dhabi. With all 59 floors now in
place at Trust Tower, the marketing suite, showcasing
the Grade-A office space to be available, has been fitted
out and opened on 5th July 2011. We went along to see
for ourselves exactly what it is Trust Tower will have to
offer the corporate world and were blown away in terms
of the facilities on offer. If a contented workforce is the
key to a productive workforce, then Aldar are definitely
right on track with Trust Tower. The Tower alone will
provide over 1,500 car parking spaces and the gym area
on floors 1-3 is currently under offer to an international
gym operator to create a remarkable 3,500 sq m gym
facility. Further announcements on tenants are expected
to me made closer to the completion of the building
in 2012. Located in the heart of the Central Business
District, within walking distance of many of Abu Dhabi’s
key government buildings, the tower rests conveniently
above the shops, restaurants and amenities of Central
Market, so is well placed for achieving that all important
employee work/life balance. When it comes to the Trust
Tower development there’s no denying Aldar’s stringent
commitment to projects that pay great attention to
limiting the environmental impact as it is estimated that
the innovative design of buildings’ ventilated facade will
save approximately AED6m in annual energy bills. Yet
again, Aldar have achieved that all important balance
between developing infrastructure that will benefit the
economy whilst also being respectful to the environment.
They’re not known as the ‘Amazing Aldar’ for nothing!
Baniyas Towers
HQ and Trust Tower represent a firm tribute – were
one required – to Aldar’s dedication to providing
environments within which the working population
can set themselves higher goals and take advantage of
the facilities and support network to achieve those
goals. Baniyas Towers is another excellent example of
such a business environment. Featuring cutting-edge
architectural design and presenting a chic, flexible interior,
a strong corporate identity has been created with a high-
class finish that relies heavily on natural materials. A
prominent aluminium and glass façade and granite and
marble lined entrances welcome employees and motivates
them to achieve great things. In a prime central location
within easy reach of ministries, government institutions
and international corporate occupiers, Baniyas Towers
the Grade A offices forms part of Aldar’s mission to cater
for the needs of a rapidly evolving city and the increased
demand for top quality commercial office space.
Stroll in the Sunset
No matter how content we are with our working lives,
we all need to indulge ourselves from time to time for
a reminder of how great it is to be alive. We live on an
incredible planet, full of beautiful places where you can
get close to the elements and breathe glorious fresh air
into your lungs. Life can’t all be about the work, so Aldar
want to create spaces where you can forget your worries, if
only for a while and truly reenergise your spirit. Whether
you choose to unwind with a few rounds on the golf
course, you wish to stroll in the sunset through expansive
parkland, take some time out and escape the stresses of
everyday life. As part of their commitment to creating
developments that give back to the community, Aldar are
creating places that will put a smile on your face. So, let’s
get out there and enjoy the great outdoors...