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12 hours in Abu Dhabi

The Style Scruple | Abu Dhabi

Although I wouldn’t see myself spending a whole week in Abu Dhabi, we had a fantastic day in Dubai’s neighboring city. We took a taxi each way which costs a very reasonable 250-300 dirhams considering it’s a 2 hour drive.


Emirates Palace

The Style Scruple | Abu Dhabi

We began the day at the Emirates Palace which is actually a seven-star hotel. It’s in down town Abu Dhabi and serves a very special gold flaked cappuccino!

The Style Scruple | Abu Dhabi

There are also many restaurants and suites, most of which are reserved for the Emirati and Sheiks. Piano’s are played and teas are served, it was definitely the most breathtaking building I’ve ever set foot in, with the surrounding  gardens not being an exception to this.

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Apart from the Palace, the Grand Mosque is the next biggest attraction in Abu Dhabi!

The Style Scruple | Abu Dhabi

The architecture, combination of marble tiles, gold, and colourful glass chandeliers is beyond anything I’ve seen before.

The Style Scruple | Abu Dhabi

Ladies need to be completely covered so we all borrowed abayas – even the hoods need to be kept up when on the grounds. I’d recommend staying for sunset, it’s beauty seems to increase even further with the changing light.

The Style Scruple | Abu Dhabi

Ray’s Grill & Ray’s Bar at Etihad Towers

The Style Scruple | Abu Dhabi

We fell in love with Ray’s and it was so much more than we’d expected! I wouldn’t advise you to eat or drink anywhere else – it’s that good. We had the best service, 50% of cocktails between 7-9pm for happy hour and really enjoyed ourselves in general here.

The Style Scruple | Abu Dhabi

Another rooftop, another view, but this time of the more staggered Abu Dhabi skyline. There couldn’t have been a better place to relax after a long day in the heat of Abu Dhabi before making our way back to Dubai.

Ciao,

Ashley

PS: Keep an eye out over on snapchat (ashymcdo) this weekend as I’ll be doing a Vintage Guide from Berlin!