Capital Gate, the focal point of Capital Centre, was conceived to provide Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with a signature tower that signifies the city's progress and evolution. At the same time, Capital Gate pays tribute to the legacy of His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late President of the UAE and the Father of the Nation.
Capital Gate's distinctive futuristic design, aesthetic splendour and technical excellence makes it a modern marvel and a celebration of human achievement that reflects the dynamism of Abu Dhabi. Additionally, the tower provides a historic link to the past by integrating with the grandstand at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, one of the world's most modern exhibition venues. This grandstand was much loved by Sheikh Zayed and used by him to view National parades and celebrations. Capital Gate underscores the bond between the old and the new by linking to this historic grandstand through an innovative canopy commencing from level 18 of the tower and sweeping across the grandstand, creating a wave-like effect.