The tallest building in Abu Dhabi, rising 382 metres high, has been named after the UAE VP and PM and Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, official news agency WAM reported.
The directive from President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ordered by General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s crown prince, came on the occasion of the UAE Flag Day on Monday.
Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, made the announcement as he inaugurated the building.
The move “reflects the strong bonds of fraternity and love between all emiratis, and reflects the high status of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid in the UAE and internationally, with a remarkable record of achievements and foresight that had a substantial impact on development and prosperity in the UAE,” he said.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Tower comprises 474 residential units, set on 92 floors, and is the main feature of the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi project, developed by Aldar Properties.
The world’s tallest tower, the 829.8-metre tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai, was initially referred to as Burj Dubai, but was renamed after the UAE President during its inauguration in 2010.