Look out the window from many points in Abu Dhabi at night and you could be forgiven for thinking you've had one too many at the bar: reaching skyward in the city's southeast is this 35-floor, dramatically tilting skyscraper that holds the Guinness World Record as the world's most leaning tower – at 18 degrees westwards, it's over four times more wayward than the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

It's the focal point of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) and also houses a Hyatt hotel.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Al Bateen & Al Mushrif attractions

1. Miraj – the Museum


Showcasing beautiful objects from around the Islamic world, including Persian carpets, calligraphy, ceramics and textiles, this private gallery shop–cum…

2. Eastern Mangroves Promenade

1.82 MILES

The seaward side of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan St has been developed into a promenade to rival Abu Dhabi's original downtown Corniche, with a series of…

3. Mangrove National Park


Abu Dhabi's Mangrove National Park covers 19 sq km of protected coastal mangrove forests. A critical link in the coastal ecosystem, mangroves protect…

4. Khalifa Park

2.26 MILES

This large and leafy park, not far from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, has a number of attractions, including a football playing area, fountains, ponds…

5. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

2.54 MILES

Rising majestically from manicured gardens and visible from the bridges joining Abu Dhabi Island to the mainland, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is an…

7. Wahat Al Karama

2.83 MILES

This memorial, opposite the eastern side of the Grand Mosque, was inaugurated in 2016 in memory of Emiratis who have given their lives in service to the…

8. Sheikh Zayed Bridge

3.28 MILES

Said to symbolise the flow of energy into the capital, this 842m-long modern bridge designed by the late Zaha Hadid is one of three gateways to Abu Dhabi…