Around 12km south of the Corniche, the Midtown area is dominated by the huge Zayed Sports City complex (home to Abu Dhabi’s test cricket ground, international tennis centre and numerous other sporting facilities), the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and, most strikingly, the eye-bogglingly odd Capital Gate skyscraper: a huge (160m), steeply tilted skyscraper apparently on the point of toppling over like a drunkard in heavy weather. The building has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s most tilted tower and is popularly (if not very originally) known as the Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi – although its eighteen-degree incline is actually more than four times that of the famous Italian landmark.

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