The Etihad Towers are a complex of five-story buildings in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The Etihad Towers is a multi-eye development that overlooks the picturesque Arabian Gulf in Abu Dhabi, entering a phase of development and unprecedented high-level construction aimed at setting a new benchmark in luxury.
A unique collection of five towers of various heights, Etihad Towers hosts 887 high-rise apartments, 53 office space apartments, a state-of-the-art 382-room Jumeirah room, a conference center, several commercial and parking spaces, and 3 car parks. 200. Etihad Towers was established by the Sheikh Suroor Project Department (SSPD) and, built at a cost of US $ 1.08 billion, is one of the capital’s largest projects.
Located on the special coast of Al Ras Al Akhdar in the Abu Dhabi region, the artistic portrait of the Etihad Towers offers spectacular views of the mighty city and the Arabian sea. Exterior and interior details from building materials, finishing, landscaping, lighting, and ambiance are carefully selected and organized, which ensures an unforgettable experience of guests buying, working, eating, and staying there. Five towers in the complex range from 54 to 75 feet below, which is more than 1,000 feet [300 m] above the city. Australian architect DBI Design has commissioned Aurecon to provide design services and a plan for the construction of this historic project.
A major challenge for the project was to design a construction plan that would stabilize the very small frames of the towers. The dimensions of this structure are considered to be excessive, with its maximum height/width of 12. Completed in November 2011, this 5th prestigious building and dramatically changed the skies of Abu Dhabi and is a symbol of all that the city strives for – modern, high-quality, simple, and luxurious.
A year later, in November 2011, Jumeirah at the Etihad Towers Hotel owned by Jumeirah Group opened in Tower 1. The Japanese Tori No Su restaurant opened inside the hotel in 2012. The hotel was renamed the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers which opened at the doors of Tower 1 on October 1, 2020. The nearest IT Tower 2 (since December 2012) is the tallest building on the island of Abu Dhabi and the second tallest in Abu Dhabi behind the Sky Tower Al Reem Island. Tower 2 has a 75th-floor view with access from the hotel on the ground floor connecting the platform.
The towers were used as the location for the 2015 film Furious 7. In the film, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) stole Lykan HyperSport and drove it through three towers.
The Etihad Towers construction commission was awarded after a two-phase international tournament. In a region known for its high levels of development, Jumeirah at the Etihad Towers aims to exceed the expectations of visitors and set a new benchmark in the construction, innovation, and quality of the visitor experience.
Etihad is a unique and unique collection of buildings intended to symbolize the city and its economic and cultural aspirations. The magnificent architectural form of the architecture is the integration of certain important Arab symbols with codes referring to sails, swords, and falconry. These symbols are clearly readable and express great creative power within their context.
The star hotel Jumeirah 5 shares the project with four other towers including three residential towers – a total of 885 units; and a 63-level office tower and a state-of-the-art sales area. Combined, they formed a self-sustaining ‘small town’ that offered a wide range and quality of unparalleled facilities in Abu Dhabi, or the UAE.
The project site provides an amazing structure with its sea in the Arabian Gulf. Every development – from arrival to the guest room honors this unique place with all the major public spaces and guest rooms with panoramic views of the Gulf.
The arrival experience begins on West Corniche Road (opposite the famous Emirates Palace Hotel) and extends forward, a paved front road leading the visitor to the castle on the road to Porte Cochere on Level 3. Porte Cochere is a beautiful and stunning space with a bright ‘oculus’ light – a feature to design a hotel signature.
From this point, there are unmistakable views of the Jumeirah Grand Lobby – a 12-foot [12 m] space with no framed glazing – to the Arabian Gulf on the other side. The sense of space and quality of light contributes to a very different experience of the arrival of hotels in the world.
There are a variety of interior pallets for all public spaces to welcome and attract visitors. From the airy, easy-to-hold space to the rich tones of workspaces – to a beautiful gold ballroom full of bespoke candlelight. The spaces experience a dramatic transformation that creates a rich journey as guests walk through the entire hotel. Interiors include rare natural stones, beautiful European addresses, and embroidered fabrics. This is complemented by an art program featuring historical photographs of Abu Dhabi from the Client’s private collection.
The guesthouse is chic, modern, and elegant, giving guests a backyard that reflects the spirit of Jumeirah’s product promise ‘Stay Different’. Each room and suite features have extensive views in the Gulf with large clear window areas. Guest bathrooms are specially designed to offer these ideas and include the highest quality materials and amenities.
The theme of the Etihad Towers design is a harmonious integration of the unique architectural format, green natural architecture, and luxurious interior design, giving residents and visitors an unforgettable unique experience in the UAE.
• Tower 1: 69 floors, 277 metres (909 ft)
• Tower 2: 74 floors, 305 metres (1,001 ft)
• Tower 3: 54 floors, 260 metres (853 ft)
• Tower 4: 61 floors, 234 metres (768 ft)
• Tower 5: 55 floors, 218 metres (715 ft)