Emirates Aluminium is located at KIZAD (Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi) at Al Taweelah, Abu Dhabi. The smelter complex covers a site of 6km2 and is being built in two phases.
In 2011 EMAL announced an additional $4.5 billion investment for its phase II expansion. A ground breaking ceremony was held in September 2011 and the construction was completed by the end of 2014. As a result of phase II, EMAL will have the longest single potline in the world at 1.7km and annual production capacity will almost double to 1.3 million metric tonnes.

The project contains the following buildings:
- Furnace building
- Green scrap box
- Anode roding shop
- Electrical building butts crushing
- Main electrical building
- Hydraulic room
- Blower room
- Unloading / loading area
- Pipe bridge foundations