I originally planned to have a taste of the famous 24 karat cappuccino at Emirates Palace after our visit in Sheikh Zayed Mosque. But due to having too much fun on our last day in Dubai, I forgot to make a reservation. I know! I still tried to call Emirates Palace the same day but the next available time would be 3:30PM. My dad even asked if we really have to make a reservation for a coffee. IT’S A 24 KARAT GOLD CAPPUCCINO. So yes, reservations are required. Our scheduled time going back to Saudi Arabia is 1:00PM since we are traveling by land and we don’t want to be caught up driving in the middle of the desert at night..no street lights..scary. We skipped the golden coffee and went to Abu Dhabi’s highest point instead. Thank God the travelling mermaid has a Plan B 😉
Welcome to Observation Deck at 300!
Observation Deck at 300 is located on the 74th floor of Jumeirah Etihad Towers. The tall building soars 300 metres above sea level and is one of the highest vantage point in Abu Dhabi. From the elevator at the basement parking up to the observation deck, everything was very impressive! And by everything, I’m talking about the interior design, food & beverage, hotel staff, and of course the 360 degrees view of Abu Dhabi.
The entrace ticket for visitors is AED85 per person and includes a AED50 voucher which can be used at the observatory’s cafe. Alternatively, you can have a high tea while watching the sunset at Abu Dhabi’s skyline. Price is AED175 per person.
Casual or smart casual. I’ve seen some guests wearing shorts and it’s fine.
What To Order
Try the camelccino; a capuccino with a twist! The milk used is camel milk. Expect your coffee to be creamy AND frothy! My dad tried their signature cocktail and it was the perfect refreshment after a long walk around Sheikh Zayed Mosque during a hot day. We tried their grilled chicken and smoked turkey sandwiches as well and they were so meaty! The AED50 food voucher included in the entrance fee was definitely a great deal.
Skipping the 24 karat gold cappuccino at the Emirates Palace gives me a reason to go back. Our experience at Observation Deck at 300 was an excellent alternative as the place sets an ambiance perfect for relaxation all while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee with 360 degrees view of Abu Dhabi. Hence, it was the perfect way to end our UAE trip.
Have you tried drinking a camelccino? or maybe the 24 karat gold coffee? Let me know about your experience in the comment box below! xx