Marina Eye Overview

Sitting along the backwaters of Abu Dhabi, the Marina Eye is a giant ferris wheel which will let you catch some of the most beautiful panoramic views of Abu Dhabi's skyline. The Ferris Wheel contains various capsules made of glass which let you enjoy the serenity around you from high above.

There is a giant Ferris wheel on the Corniche Breakwaters of Abu Dhabi, known as the Marina Eye, which is visible from all points around the city. In front of the famous Marina Mall, the giant wheel has dominated the skyline since its establishment in 2015.

The Marina Eye is one of the most impressive attractions in the Marina, especially at night when the wheel is illuminated with beautiful decorative lights. The ride is often regarded as a great observation platform that affords panoramic views of the surrounding area.

The Marina Eye, which is also known as Wheel of Liverpool, has 42 capsules along with a luxury VIP capsule that reaches 60 meters. It takes around 5 minutes to ride this wonder, but every minute on it is full of breathtaking views of the city's horizon and the sparkling waters along the coast. A rigid glass capsule provides air-conditioning for passengers on this fairground ride.

The maximum number of people that can be accommodated in one capsule is eight. During a ride, the wheel rotates four times, giving you a 360-degree view. There is a DVD player in each VIP capsule. The interiors feature leather, air conditioning, and a glass floor.

Watching the Abu Dhabi cityscapes/sightseeing from the capsule, you listen to a commentary that explains the historic landmarks of the city that you can see.


• The Marina Eye offers breathtaking views of the Corniche backwaters.
• From a height of 60m, enjoy the excitement of Marina Eye.
• The Marina Eye gives a unique perspective on Abu Dhabi and the Corniche and provides unparalleled views.
• As the city lights up in the evening, opt for an evening ride to take in the bokeh of the glamorous city.
• You can see the city's horizon and the sparkling blue waters of the coast from this perch during daylight.
• There are 42 glass cases in the Marina Eye, with a few VIP cases that take extravagance and comfort to an entirely new level.
• The VIP cases come with leather interiors, air conditioners, a glass floor, and DVD players.
• You'll also get an inside look at visible attractions from inside the case as part of the guided live critique.
• The maximum number of people that can be accommodated in one capsule is eight.
• Four big speedy rounds are performed by the wheel per ride, so the total ride time is five minutes.

How To Reach

Marina Eye, the giant Ferris wheel which is situated right across the street from the famous humongous Marina Mall is an easy to locate attraction in Abu Dhabi. One can easily hire a vehicle or take the metro to reach here from their initial spot.

Best Time To Visit

A Marine Eye ride in the evening gives a bokeh of lights and a postcard view of the evening life here. There's cool and positive energy here around evening time, as Marina Mall is right across the road from the inn. The city lights look sensational around evening time.

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Places to visit around Marina Eye

1. Emirates Palace: Emirates Palace is an indispensable part of your journey to Abu Dhabi. You should not miss this place if you enjoy a luxurious dining experience. This magnificent hotel is spread over 100 acres and provides visitors with a wide range of amenities and serves various international cuisines.

2. Emirates Heritage Club: The Heritage Village in Abu Dhabi is the perfect spot for families to experience traditional aspects of living in the desert and immerse themselves in the world of an old-world souk (market), mosque, and camp from pre-modern UAE. The traditional oasis village provides a glimpse into the past of the emirate, with shops, artifacts, and watchable demonstrations of pottery, glass-blowing, and weaving. A workshop at the resort also allows visitors to witness traditional skills such as pottery, weaving, and metalworking. The village is operated by the Emirates Heritage Club. There is even a small spice shop in the village where you will find a range of spices, handcrafted soaps, and souvenirs for you to take home.

3. Qasr Al Watan: Known worldwide as the majesty of culture and heritage, the Qasr Al Watan is a working presidential palace and a majestic landmark that invites travelers to explore the UAE's rich legacy of honor and culture. This is more than just a traditional palace; it boosts cultural understanding of the nation and emphasizes its incredible history. With its impressive exhibits and iconic rooms housed within its halls, Qasr Al Watan is an exquisite tribute to Arabian heritage and artistry. A family-friendly event at the palace, Palace In Motion transforms the main palace every 30 minutes with three spectacular acts that showcase the UAE's journey. The event is one of the most famous attractions in Abu Dhabi.

4. Louvre Abu Dhabi: There are exceptions in every climate. Cold weather makes it warmer. In the tropics, it's cooler. Most people are not able to withstand thermal shock. It does not apply to artwork. The Louvre Abu Dhabi has been influenced by such elementary observations. Using light and shadow, reflection and stillness, it wishes to create a world that is welcoming and serene. Rather than merely describing a country, its history, or its geography, it aspires to be a part of that country and not to become an empty translation, a mundane pleonasm that can be a bore and a convention. It also intends to emphasize the fascination created by rare encounters.

5. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: Grand Mosque, also known as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, is the largest mosque in all of the United Arab Emirates, located in Abu Dhabi. As one of the first mosques in the United Arab Emirates, it bears the name of the first president, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who died in 2004 and was interred in the mosque itself. The building features some of the most exotic characteristics in architectural design, including the largest carpet (60,570 square feet) and chandelier in the world, as well as the ability to hold more than 40,000 devotees for prayers, making it a popular destination for Pilgrims.

Here is the list of best places to eat near Marina Eye

1. Dinner in the Sky: You probably haven't even imagined eating like this before. There is only one restaurant in Dubai Marina that gives you the opportunity to dine high above the ground! How wonderful it must be to be surrounded by clouds? 

A trip to the Flying Cup restaurant is a treat for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Take a selfie with 360-degree views of Dubai city while having afternoon tea, lunch, or dinner.

2. La Carnita: When it comes to Mexican restaurants in Dubai Marina, La Carnita is one of the best. The restaurant has become a popular dinner spot for Marina's cool crowd. This trendy restaurant is housed in a warehouse at the Intercontinental Dubai Marina.

We always play a hip-hop playlist featuring Drake, Post Malone, and Kanye West to keep our guests entertained. and we serve cali salad, chips, dips.

3.Le Frenchy: At the first French restaurants in Dubai Marina, you can enjoy authentic French cuisine and incredible nightly live entertainment. Visitors enjoy flavorful meals prepared according to French cultural practices.

Additionally, this restaurant offers a wide variety of French beverages. And all this served to you in true French style!

4. Loca Lito: In Dubai Marina, there is a new restaurant called Loca Lito. The facility has indoor and outdoor seating areas where visitors can relax. This restaurant serves everything Mexican from tacos to nachos to burritos, and many more.

5. Wagamama: The Wagamama restaurant can be found in the heart of Dubai Marina, giving you panoramic views of the water. A healthy and nutritious breakfast is available in the restaurant.

There is a delicious breakfast menu featuring Japanese dishes such as omelets, avocado toast, mini eggs on toast, apple & goji berry pancakes, and mini English breakfasts. There are also tasty lunch and dinner meals here; there's something for everyone

Place to Shop near Marina Eye

Marina Mall: The Marina Mall, which opened in 2001, combines an entertainment and shopping center. Designed to look like a circus tent, the mall features futuristic interiors. It occupies 122,000 square feet. In addition to 400 retail stores, the complex has a hypermarket, banks, specialty stores, some offices, and a Mercedes-Benz car showroom.

Several international and local brands call this city home, but most are high-end ones. There is also plenty of entertainment here including bowling, billiards, table tennis, shooting, and video games.

Tips for Visiting Marina Eye

- When sitting in the capsule, be sure to look for amenities such as air conditioning and DVD players if they are working properly.

- You can only buy the tickets from thrillophilia to avoid unnecessary waiting and it is a hassle-free way to enjoy the rides.

- It is best to enjoy the thrill of the activity during the evening hours which gives a postcard perspective to this iconic place.

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VIP Capsules at Marina Eye Ferris Wheel

VIP Capsules at Marina Eye Ferris Wheel

In the Marina Eye, there are 42 glass capsules, a few of which are VIP capsules that provide luxury and comfort to a whole new level. Each capsule reaches a height of approximately 60 meters while rotating.

In addition to the leather interior, fully-functioning air conditioning, glass floors, and DVD players, VIP capsules are also furnished with leather seating.The capsule allows you to see the Abu Dhabi cityscape while being guided through the famous landmarks that can be seen from inside during a live commentary.

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Marina Eye FAQs

What is the best time to visit Marina Eye?

A Marine Eye ride in the evening gives a bokeh of lights and a postcard view of the evening life here. There's cool and positive energy here around evening time, as Marina Mall is right across the road from the inn. The city lights look sensational around evening time.

What are the top sightseeing spots near Marina Eye?

1. Dubai Miracle Garden: World’s Largest Flower Garden With around 109 million flowers to witness, this is the world's largest flower garden, where you may spend the entire day admiring the flowers and perhaps smelling the bubbly scent. Miracle Garden is a popular visitor destination for nature lovers, and is without a doubt a place worth going to if you love nature.

2. Bastakiya: The Old and Traditional Town of Dubai See Dubai from a different perspective by visiting Al Fahidi, or Al Bastakiya, also known as Al Bastakiya. Dubai Creek and Al Fahidi Fort are just a short distance away and are great places for a heritage walk tour of the neighborhood of Dubai. A visit here is a good opportunity to learn about the Arabian culture.

Here, you can see the wonders of architecture in the form of old houses, brown wooden doors, wind towers, and the white mosque, making it a worthwhile place to visit. A visit to Bastakiya might create a buzz among culture buffs, soothing the city's otherwise modern silhouette with its historic beauty.

3. Deira Souk: The Largest Gold Market in the World There are many souks (markets) in Dubai, but Deira is one that every tourist loves to visit. It was established in the 1830s and is conveniently located nearby Dubai Creek. Today, you can still see the architectural style of the old days and wooden arches in the market.

The only reason you're here is probably to check out the gold displayed in the shop windows and even better, to purchase them with the constant thought that you'd love them all! The adjoining Gold Souk also sells spices such as cumin, saffron, frankincense, rose water, and incense besides gold.

4. Dubai Aquarium: The Biggest Underwater Aquatic Zoo There are approximately 140 different types of aquatic species in this tourist attraction, which is reputed to be the largest aquarium in the world.

The walk-through tunnel of 48 meters long can provide you with a few glimpses. You can be a little adventurous and go cage diving and snorkeling to have an even better experience, which creates a lifetime memory. You can take a glass-bottom boat tour if you are a leisure traveler or an elder.

How to reach Marina Eye?

The Marina Eye, a giant Ferris wheel located directly across the street from the humongous Marina Mall is an easy-to-find attraction in Abu Dhabi.

Why is Marina Eye famous?

In front of the famous Marina Mall, the giant wheel has dominated the skyline since its establishment in 2015. The Marina Eye is one of the most impressive attractions in the Marina, especially at night when the wheel is illuminated. Views of the entire surrounding area can be obtained from this great observation deck.

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