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Marina Eye, Abu Dhabi Overview

The Marina Eye in Abu Dhabi is a giant Ferris wheel on the Corniche that is visible from all nooks and corners of the city. It houses 42 capsules along with luxury VIP capsules. A ride on this wonder takes around 5 minutes, but every minute of it is breathtaking, with a stunning view of the city's horizon and the sparkling blue waters of the coastline.

Established in 2015, the huge wheel dominates the skyline in front of the famous Marina Mall. The Marina Eye is an eye-catching attraction, especially when the sun goes down and the wheel is all lit up. Mostly seen as a great observation deck, the ride imparts a panoramic view of the entire vicinity.

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Glass Capsules at Marina Eye

This fairground ride is enjoyed in rigid air-conditioned glass capsules. One capsule accommodates around 8 people at the maximum. The wheel takes a total rotation of 4 big speedy rounds per ride, therefore, it gets a bit challenging to take pictures and videos. 

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Marina Eye at night

VIP Capsules at Marina Eye Ferris Wheel

There are a total of 42 glass capsules in the Marina Eye with a few selected numbers of VIP capsules that takes luxury and comfort to the next level. These capsules touch a height of around 60 meters while rotating. The VIP capsules are embellished with leather interior, fully-functioning AC, glass floor and a DVD player. As you sit inside the capsule and enjoy the panoramic view of Abu Dhabi cityscapes, you listen to a guided live commentary that also explains the famous landmarks which are visible from inside the capsule.

Best Time to Visit

Evening rides at the Marine Eye are the best as the entire city comes alive under the bokeh of lights and colours. At night, the city lights look dramatic and the vibe of the place is quite high-spirited as the Marina Mall is right across the street.

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Eye of the Emirates - Marina Eye Ferris Wheel


How to Reach Marina Eye

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.


1. Be prepared to face a long queue if you are not opting for the VIP capsules.
2. Make sure to check the amenities such as AC and DVD player before sitting in the capsule.
3. Buy your tickets at the official counter only.

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