The Capital Gate is the world’s farthest leaning man-made building with an 18-degree inclination towards west. This is 14 degree more inclined than Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy. It is inclined four times more than the Pisa tower in Italy. It’s also referred as “the leaning tower of Abu Dhabi”. The building is 520 ft high and has 35 floors and offers panoramic view of the capital city of the UAE. This tower is the main focal point of the Capital Centre.
Address – Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Capital Gate Building, next to ADNEC.
Masdar City – The Green City
The Masdar City is a planned city project in Abu Dhabi, initiated in 2006 aims to being the world’s first green city with zero carbon, zero waste and petrol free city. The prime source of energy is the solar energy and wind energy. With the help of photovoltaic panels, the electricity is generated. This is much needed measures to protect our mother Earth. How cool is that with all that technology!
Address – It is 17 km away from the east – southeast of the city of Abu Dhabi. A 5 minutes’ drive from the Abu Dhabi International Airport and 40 minutes from Dubai.
Observation Deck at 300
I mean who doesn’t want to have a roof top observation over the city. If you wish the same, you can visit the Observation Deck at 300. It is the highest point in the city, the 74th floor of the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. For the non-guests of the hotel, there is an entry fee. But that can be redeem on the top for some snacks from the observation desk’s restaurant. They offer light snacks and soft drinks, And in the afternoon time, a hot high tea. One hand holding the drink, the other some snacks and eyes witnessing the spectacular view of the city spread below you.
Address: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, across the Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Want to know what’s the most spectacular museum of the entire Middle East? Then, Louvre Abu Dhabi is the answer.
This stunning museum traces the entire history of artistic achievement by the mankind. Starting from the Neolithic to till this date, it has all in it, the wealth and diversity of art. Be it any ancient Egyptian statuary or any famous painting by Picasso, you would definitely love it. The museum’s contemporary architecture with its large silver dome, is the reason you must visit it.
There is some permanent collection, with over 12 galleries. The Louvre is the first of three planned major museums in the Saadiyat Island. This is the cultural heartbeat of Abu Dhabi.
Mangrove Kayaking Tours
Enough of the city life? Want to escape in the nature? Then, why not have a Mangrove Kayaking tour?
Let me say, Kayak means “hunter’s boat” and the purpose of kayaking was hunting and fishing. Gear up and head straight for the mangrove forest that are located along the shore surrounding the city. There you can easily find munch of kayaking tours available for any age and adventure. You can paddle the shore for 1.5 hours to 3 hours. This Eco tour will help you to understand the importance of mangroves as well as the last remaining forests of the city. You can get a thrilling experience if you wish to stay during the night time and see mangroves gliding through the water in dark.
Visiting to Abu Dhabi and not having glittering view of incredible skyscrapers. But for that you need to head out onto water. The view of this high riser superstructures is indeed a spectacular sight a s you flow along the marina. There are many tour options for all types of budget, although the two popular ones are the Island hopping tour, which lets you enjoy some beach time on various islands. Another one is Sunset Cruises, where you can see the shiny city lights as the dusk sways over.
It’s not just the contemporary of the place that fill people with amazement. Abu Dhabi is just a like a magical land fulfilling your wishes. The place gives sense of greatness and will inspire you deeply. Go empty hand and bring heart full of sweet unforgettable memories.