The Club’s Heritage


Situated on land kindly donated by the late H.H. The President Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, The Club was founded by a group of pioneering expatriates in 1962 and boasts a rich history spanning over 59 years. During this time, The Club has welcomed more than 50,000 Abu Dhabi residents from no fewer than 84 countries into its membership.

The Club is recognised as Abu Dhabi’s favourite Private Members’ Club, providing a plethora of facilities, activities, and services at hand for Members. The Club’s foundations are built upon the strong bond of an international community, where Members refer to The Club as their ‘second home.’

The Club 1962
The Club 1962 history
The Club 1962
Abu Dhabi heritage


an iconic gift

To commemorate The Club’s 50th Anniversary in 2012, architect André C. Meyerhans was commissioned to design a unique structure that would embrace the region and complement the Abu Dhabi skyline. The white and red steel tower stands 14.5 metres tall at the edge of The Club’s breakwater.

Al Nadi Tower is an artistic lighthouse, with a viewing platform on the breakwater of The Club. Al Nadi literally means ‘The Club’ in Arabic. Read the speech on the link below by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance, during the opening celebrations.