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07/27/09
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Abu Dhabi gets F1 front wing inspired building  
The Wing
A stunning new addition to the skyline of Abu Dhabi is taking shape on the Corniche. Named ‘The Wing’, this unique venue is destined to become an iconic social and architectural fixture for residents and visitors in the Capital. The front wing of a Formula One racing car inspires the design of this multi-functional venue - a combination of restaurant, lounge, boutique, auditorium, meeting and function facilities.

Throughout, the flexible design and layout of the building allows uninterrupted panoramic views of the Corniche. Developed by Aldar Properties PJSC and operated by Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management, The Wing will link the city to Yas Marina Circuit, the venue for the first Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix held from October 30 to November 1 this year.

The Wing showcases the glamour and sophistication of motorsports and offers an unprecedented range of facilities for different market groups. The restaurant offers diners the opportunity to enjoy some of Abu Dhabi’s finest food from morning through nightfall in a modern, rich setting. Couples and groups can relax and mingle in the contemporary surroundings of The Lounge. Private and Corporate guests can host events in the state-of- the-art auditorium equipped with cutting edge technology or customize use of the flexible meeting spaces. Motorsports fans and the general public alike can purchase bespoke luxury products and exclusive Yas Marina Circuit merchandise in The Boutique.

From an intimate meal for two through to the International launch of a new product, The Wing will deliver an experience equal to its iconic location. Richard Cregan, Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management CEO said, “We believe The Wing will become the social hub of Abu Dhabi as well as a sought-after destination for regional and international visitors. As with Yas Marina Circuit, our aspiration is to create a unique venue with a special ambiance that provides an unforgettable experience.”

“Through the use of these world-class facilities, and events like the Formula 1™ Grand Prix, we will contribute to Abu Dhabi’s vision of becoming a destination of choice for business, culture, and leisure”. The Wing is scheduled to officially launch at the end of 2009.

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