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How to spend a day in Abu Dhabi?

visiting the top views is a great way to start…

Views On Top recently had a 15 hour layover in Abu Dhabi and did our best to experience the city. Starting with breakfast at the Hyatt Capital Gate, the angular building is a site to see and the view over the river truly wonderful with a delicious meal. Described as ‘The Best Mediterranean Restaurant in Abu Dhabi’ 18 Degrees offers an outstanding dining experience that is unique in Abu Dhabi, using simple flavours to enhance the inherent freshness of locally sourced produce.

Capital_GateView from Hyatt Capital GateView from Hyatt Capital Gate 2









Next stop Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel, the Observation Deck at 300 offers amazing views over the city and Arabian Gulf. Beautiful buildings, wonderful views! Entrance is AED75 (US$ 20.5), with AED 50 (US$ 13.6) redeemable as Food & Beverage vouchers. Guests staying at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers and children under four enter free.

looking at Observation Deck at 360view from Observation Deck at 360view 2 from Observation Deck at 360









Next stop? the Marina Eye Wheel… with fabulous views over the marina and nearby shopping centre. The rather quirky tower has a cafe at the top but its windows don’t give the best views over the marina…

abu dhabi marina eye wheelIMG_1203 view at Marina Mall









Last stop, who could resist the world’s fastest roller coaster?

Ferrari World’s Formula Rossa is an absolute MUST DO for anyone who loves adrenalin and a ‘once off’ experience.

ferrari world

Strap in, put your goggles on and prepare to be blasted 240km/h in 4.9 seconds. After scaling heart-racing heights of 52 metres and with the adrenalin rush of 4.8Gs riding high, you’ll cross the finish feeling like a true Scuderia Ferrari champion. Highly recommended!!