ABU DHABI // The tallest building in Abu Dhabi has been renamed after Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, ordered that the World Trade Centre be renamed Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Tower.
He was acting on the instructions of the President, Sheikh Khalifa.
The 92-floor tower is 382 metres tall, and has views across the city.
It comprises 474 residential units and is the main feature of World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed, National Security Adviser, made the announcement as he inaugurated the Mohammed bin Rashid Tower in a ceremony that also marked Flag Day on Monday.
Also attending were Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed, Chief of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, and senior officials.
Sheikh Hazza said that the tower’s new name reflected “the strong bonds of fraternity and love between all Emiratis, and reflects the high status of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid in the UAE and internationally”.
He said that Sheikh Mohammed had “a remarkable record of achievements and foresight that had a substantial impact on development and prosperity in the UAE”.