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2014 – Abu Dhabi

We returned to Abu Dhabi in the summer of 2014, this time staying at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers hotel,
at the western end end of Abu Dhabi’s corniche.

Jumeirah Etihad Towers - from the Marina Mall - at Tolfalas.com

Jumeirah Etihad Towers – from the Marina Mall

 Our room was on the 40th floor, looking out along the corniche.

View downtown from the Jumeirah Etihad Towers - at Tolfalas.com

View downtown from the Jumeirah Etihad Towers

On arrival, some sneaky person had warned them of Val’s birthday, and the hotel had prepared a surprise.

Room 4004 at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers - at Tolfalas.com

Room 4004 at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers

Room 4004 at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers - at Tolfalas.com

Room 4004 at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers

Birthday Greetings at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers - at Tolfalas.com

Birthday Greetings

Birthday Greetings at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers - at Tolfalas.com

Val’s Birthday Greeting – in rose petals!

In the bathroom, even the toiletries were designed to reflect the hotel’s five towers.

Toiletries at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers - at Tolfalas.com

Toiletries at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers

The reception area was pretty impressive.

Lobby of the Jumeirah Etihad Towers

Lobby of the Jumeirah Etihad Towers

In the hotel basement, Val’s kind of mall!

Shopping Arcade beneath the Jumeirah Etihad Towers - at Tolfalas.com


I’ve frequently commented to friends how the development and architecture in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai are reminiscent of ‘Blade Runner’.
A little judicious filtering emphasises the effect.

Abu Dhabi filtered - @ Tolfalas.com