Tallest Abu Dhabi building named after Dubai ruler

Development featuring Mohammed bin Rashid Tower will soon house a Marriott hotel

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum  Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

The tallest building in Abu Dhabi has been named after His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, it has been announced.

The directives from UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, came as the country celebrated Flag Day.

Announcing the decision, Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and deputy chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, said the move "reflects the strong bonds of fraternity and love between all Emiratis, and reflect the high status of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid in the UAE and internationally".

Following the ceremony, he toured the Mohammed bin Rashid Tower before ascending to the top (92nd) floor of the structure, which stands at 382 metres high, to view the city's skyline.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Tower comprises 474 residential units and is the main feature of World Trade Center Abu Dhabi, developed by Aldar Properties.

Another key feature of the development will be Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center, a 195-room hotel set to open in January 2015.

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