To see Abu Dhabi from above you may ascend the Observation Deck 300, which is on the tallest building of the Jumeirah Etihad Tower Hotel at the height of 300 meters.
Four towers of this hotel complex are opposite the luxurious Emirates Palace Hotel, so it is worth combining these two sights of Abu Dhabi in a single visit. On the 74th floor of the Jumeirah Etihad Tower Hotel there was created a circular panorama letting you to see many interesting sights of the city: the Emirates Palace Hotel and the Marina Village Peninsula with the largest Marina Abu Dhabi, as well as the Heritage Village, a museum village where there was reconstructed the everyday life of the past century nomads.
From the Jumeirah Etihad Tower Observation Deck 300 you can have a clear view on the business center of Abu Dhabi. Literally for the last decade on the site of the common bedouin homes there rose the skyscrapers of modern megalopolis. There is a broad strip of beach along the Corniche Road. On the observation deck of the Etihad Tower Hotel there is cozy café where you can drink tea enjoying the city views.