The Abu Dhabi vertical side is stressed by the presence of stairs, stairways, escalators and elevators that can be remarkable and, often, of a certain architectural interest.
Astonishing staircase can be seen in the lobbies and ballrooms of many Abu Dhabi five-star hotels: the most popular are those of Emirates Palace that boast also a sumptuous external staircase.
And amazing staircases can be admired also at the Saint Regis Corniche, the 5 stars hotel housing a suspended suite at 220 meters high, between two buildings, at the Saint Regis Saadiyat, where the harmonious staircase connects perfectly to the private beach, or the superb marble-shining Grand Staircase at the Ritz Carlton.
Then, there are also escalators that can not go unnoticed, like those of many shopping malls, and those recently built in the Grand Mosque, stairs unpretentious but interesting, such as the weird carpeted stairs or the “floating stairs” where the steps seem suspended, definitely not recommended for those suffering from vertigo.
Finally, there are the everyday stairs, a great discovery of this canned life period. Everyday stairs are the ones that hide behind a humble door and that most of us avoid taking, even if we live at the second floor, because “why on earth? There is the elevator!”