External photo of Aldar HQ

Unique structures

A 23 storey commercial building with a unique circular elevation.

Aldar Headquarters
Yas Hotel at night, image credit: Bjorn Moerman Photography

Landmark hotels

The first hotel to span a Formula 1 racetrack with a grid-shell structure that links the two hotel buildings.

Yas Hotel

Arup has built a strong presence in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. We've delivered ground-breaking projects including the Aldar HQYas Marina Hotel and the new headquarters for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC). We work across the Middle East to deliver creative and high value technical solutions.




  • 30Mar 2012

    Technical Adviser of Year (IJ Awards)

    The annual Infrastructure Journal Awards are an industry-leading event rewarding excellence and innovation in infrastructure and project finance.

  • 14Dec 2011

    2011 results: solid performance in tough market

    Top line global income rose by 8.7% to £966.4m (mainly due to the consolidation of Arup’s South African business), while net cashflow was positive at £40.9m and operating profits were £24.6m.

  • 14Dec 2011

    Energy research post for John Miles

    Arup, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the University of Cambridge have joined forces to create new energy research post, reflecting growing interest in how society can build toward a lower carbon future while supporting sustainable economic growth.

  • 11Nov 2011

    Sainsbury Laboratory wins at WAF

    The Sainsbury Laboratory brings together world-leading scientists in a working environment of the highest quality in the University's Botanic Garden. This 11,000m2 plant science research centre also houses specimens brought back on the Beagle by Charles Darwin.