Abu Dhabi City: Il Caffe di Roma, corner of Khalidiya and Zayed the First streets
Co-ordinates: 24.46751, 54.33981
In some places, rounding is about simplicity: fish market and mosque car parks, Dh1 tea, the Corolla and the Range Rover parked side by side. In the capital, prestige matters. So what better place for rounding than a coffee shop on a prominent corner between Ferrari and Maserati dealerships? Enter Il Caffe di Roma, an Italian coffee shop that serves the Gulf’s favourite drinks. Once upon a time, people circled the shoreline from port to Corniche to the breakwater, maybe with some fried snacks from Hamdan Street for good measure. Now, traffic signals interrupt the flow of rounding and the city’s parking inspectors means a stop at the Indian snack shops can equate to hefty fines.