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Helipad coming to Guinness World Records-certified UAE building

Capital Gate, the world's farthest-leaning manmade building, will operate a helipad to support the dignitaries attending events at ADNEC

The UAE's Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi is certified by the Guinness World Records as the farthest-leaning manmade building.
The UAE's Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi is certified by the Guinness World Records as the farthest-leaning manmade building.

A helipad is set to be operated at the UAE’s Capital Gate, certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s farthest-leaning manmade building.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has received required licenses from regulator General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

The tower’s management team is said to have “effectively completed all standard and operational tests related to the requirements” of the UAE’s Civil Aviation Regulations and Guidelines to operate the helipad.

Capital Gate’s helipad will be the first commercial landing strip on a commercial tower in Abu Dhabi.

This development brings the total number of commercial hubs on the towers to three in Abu Dhabi, and seven in the UAE.

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ADNEC’s license to operate the helipad will help it facilitate the arrival and departure of dignitaries attending the events, exhibitions, and conferences that it hosts, according to WAM.

This May, ADNEC announced that it would complete a redevelopment programme at its event hall this year.

Hall 4 of ADNEC – also known as the venue of Cityscape Abu Dhabi – will be divided into three event spaces, each with a capacity for 1,000 guests.

Khalifa Al Qubaisi, acting chief commercial officer at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, said meeting rooms developed as part of the project would help visitors leverage Hall 4’s proximity to ADNEC’s multi-purpose atrium.

Read more about the expansion project here.

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