The world’s farthest leaning manmade building will now have its own helipad after receiving clearance from the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), making it the first commercial tower in Abu Dhabi to receive the licence.
The helipad will be operated by ADNEC, the first to receive the licence of its kind in the UAE’s capital. Abu Dhabi now has three buildings with helipads licences by the GCAA, out of seven commercially licensed in the UAE.
Part of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the 160 metre and 35 storey Capital Gate is inclined at 18 degrees and is certified by the Guinness World Records to be the world’s ‘Farthest manmade leaning building’. External construction on the building was completed in 2010.
The licence will facilitate the arrival and departure of dignitaries and decision-makers at international events, exhibitions and conferences, ADNEC said in a statement.
"The infrastructure of these centers is built to enable us to provide the best possible services to our local and international partners in a manner that meets and exceeds their expectations” said Humaid Al Dhaheri, Group CEO at ADNEC.