Driving into Abu Dhabi along the main Dubai highway you can’t fail to notice the extraordinary Aldar HQ building, headquarters of the Aldar property group and intended to form the centrepiece of the still-evolving Al Raha Beach development. Dubbed “the world’s first circular skyscraper”, it looks rather like an enormous magnifying glass, crisscrossed with a diagonal grid of steel supports which largely remove the need for internal columns. It’s well worth a closer look, and you’re free to go inside the lobby for a glimpse of the building’s airy interior.

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