Presidential Palace
PROJECT NAME Presidential Palace
CLIENT Ministry of Presidential Affairs
SCOPE Construction
DURATION 63 Months

Presidential Palace


The new Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi is a landmark project that underlines the Emirate’s role as a leader within both the UAE and the GCC. The Palace houses the offices of His Highness Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, Emir of Abu Dhabi and the commander of the Union Defense Force, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Emir of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the various Government Ministers.

The location of the Presidential Palace is on the Ras Al Akhdar peninsula, adjacent to the Emirates Palace Hotel. The new Presidential Palace is an architecturally breathtaking national symbol for the UAE in general and Abu Dhabi in particular. Allowing traditional and modern design to existing in harmony allows the Presidential Palace to be a source of pride for all people of the United Arab Emirates.

The new Presidential Palace is an architecturally breathtaking national symbol for the UAE in general and Abu Dhabi in particular
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  • Exterior
  • Interior


The site layout, the building form, its spatial organisation and the facade treatments respond fully to the complex functions and conceptual requirements of the Presidential Palace. The outcome is a unique image that enhances the project’s identity as a symbol of Abu Dhabi and as a House of the Nation for the United Arab Emirates.


Vibrant and beautiful landscaping increases the aesthetic value of the Presidential Palace, enriched through the use of Islamic patterns and the undulating landscaped approach along its length. The location of the Presidential Palace allows the extensive landscaping to enjoy interplay with the sea. The abundant seascape in tandem with the skilful creation of a landscaping masterplan has resulted in a fine and unique environmental achievement.


The interior of the Presidential Palace has to be aesthetically pleasing and practical at the same time, and this has been achieved through the creative use of Islamic and traditional design alongside the very latest technology.

All the accoutrements of life at its best have been incorporated, resulting in luxury without limits. Unparalleled sophistication, sleek lines and rich furnishings will make this one of the finest palaces the world has ever seen.

Main Building & Majlis Hall

The Main Hall acts as a focal point for all activities within the Palace Complex, interconnecting various functional units. A highlight of the hall is its ornately crafted dome, which elevates the volume of the structure to evoke a feeling of rich, relaxed elegance. The Majlis due to its sheer size and majestic conception incorporates richly crafted Islamic traditional design.

HH Presidential Wing

The Presidential Wing is situated on the northern tip of the vertical axis, emphasizing its significance and importance. Featuring meticulous workmanship and unsurpassed artistry, the Presidential Wing is adorned by magnificent sculpted Islamic and traditional architecture. With the first-floor housing the Grand Office of H.H. The President, The Administrative Officer, along with his support staff, is located on the other side of the wing.

HH Crown Prince Wing

The Crown Prince Wing has been specifically designed for H.H. the Crown Prince to carry out affairs of state. Access via an exclusive lift and staircase connects the first floor where the H.H. the Crown Prince holds the throne as the Chief Officer of the wing. This part of the wing enjoys an extraordinary view across the shimmering waters of the Arabian Gulf.

HH Vice President Wing

The Vice-President wing serves as an office for H.H. the Vice President and all of his respective support staff and a team of officials. This wing is located on the eastern side of the Presidential Wing and enjoys a striking elevated exposure to the beautiful surrounding environment, incorporating a unique architectural approach that balances formal and informal spaces and landscaping.

Ministerial Wing

The Ministerial Wing is situated on the right-wing of the main building and consist of the Minister’s office, meeting room Majlis, and secretary area. An architecturally magnificent crafted dome above the hall draws attention to the opulent feel of the internal environment. The meticulously thought out placement of each individual component towards the splendour of the exterior underlines its environmentally friendly credentials.

 Supreme Council Wing

The left-wing of the main building houses the Supreme Council and has the flexibility to be able to host GCC, Arabic and Islamic summits. The chamber is extremely striking, featuring intricate Islamic decoration that culminates in a beautifully crafted central dome that gives the whole wing a sense of substance and meaning.