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Encyclopedia > Abu Dhabi
City of Abu Dhabi
أبو ظبي
Abu Dhabi's skyline
Official flag of City of Abu Dhabi
Flag
Abu Dhabi is bordered by the Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia and Oman
Emirate Abu Dhabi
Government
 - Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan
Area
 - Total 67,340 km² (26,000.1 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 - Total 1,850,230
 - Density 293.94/km² (761.3/sq mi)

Abu Dhabi (Arabic: أبو ظبي ʼAbū Ẓabī, literally "Father of Gazelle") is the capital and second largest city of the United Arab Emirates. It is also the capital and largest city of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, which is the largest of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates by size. It was said by CNN to be the richest city in the world[1] and is located in the center of the northern part of the United Arab Emirates. The city lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast. An estimated 1.8 million people lived there in 2006, with about an 80% expatriate population. Abu Dhabi city is located at 24°28′00″N 54°22′00″E / 24.4667, 54.3667. At the head of Abu Dhabi and across from the Corniche is Lulu Island, a semi-natural landmass that is arguably the most strategic and valuable piece of property in the Emirate [2]. Abu Dhabi (Arabic: ‎ ʼAbÅ« Ẓaby, literally Father of Gazelle) is the largest of the seven emirates that compose the United Arab Emirates and was also the largest of the former Trucial States. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Abu_Dhabi. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Map of the Persian Gulf. ... Etymologically an emirate or amirate (Arabic: إمارة Imarah, plural: إمارات Imarat) is the quality, dignity, office or territorial competence of any Emir (prince, governor etc. ... Abu Dhabi (Arabic: ‎ ʼAbÅ« Ẓaby, literally Father of Gazelle) is the largest of the seven emirates that compose the United Arab Emirates and was also the largest of the former Trucial States. ... For other uses, see Sheikh (disambiguation). ... Khalifa bin Zayed, president of the UAE. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan (Arabic: ‎, born 1948) is the current president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Arabic redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Capital City is a 60-minute television show produced by Euston Films that ran for 13 episodes in 1989 on ITV. This drama focused on the lives of investment bankers in London living and working on the corporate trading floor for the fictional international bank Shane-Longman. ... Abu Dhabi (Arabic: ‎ ʼAbÅ« Ẓaby, literally Father of Gazelle) is the largest of the seven emirates that compose the United Arab Emirates and was also the largest of the former Trucial States. ... The United Arab Emirates is composed of 7 emirates (imarat; singular: imarah): Abu Dhabi Ajman Al Fujayrah Sharjah Dubai Ras al Khaymah Umm al Qaywayn See also  ISO 3166-2:AE Categories: Lists of subnational entities | United Arab Emirates ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Map of the Persian Gulf. ... For the band, see Expatriate (band). ...

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History

Parts of Abu Dhabi were settled as far back as the 3rd millennium BC and its early history fits the nomadic herding and fishing pattern typical of the broader region. Modern Abu Dhabi traces its origins to the rise of an important tribal confederation, the Bani Yas in the late 18th century, who also assumed control of Dubai. In the 19th century the Dubai and Abu Dhabi branches parted ways. The 3rd millennium BC spans the Early to Middle Bronze Age. ... Bani Yas is a tribe in the United Arab Emirates. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Coordinates: , Emirate Government  - Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Into the mid-20th century, the economy of Abu Dhabi continued to be sustained mainly by camel herding, production of dates and vegetables at the inland oases of Al Ain and Liwa Oasis, and fishing and pearl diving off the coast of Abu Dhabi city, which was occupied mainly during the summer months. Most dwellings in Abu Dhabi city were, at this time constructed of palm fronds (barasti), with the wealthier families occupying mud huts. The growth of the cultured pearl industry in the first half of the twentieth century created hardship for residents of Abu Dhabi as pearls represented the largest export and main source of cash earnings. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Camel (disambiguation). ... Binomial name L. The Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) is a palm in the genus Phoenix, extensively cultivated for its edible fruit. ... For the English rock band, see Oasis (band). ... Alain was also the pseudonym of Emile Auguste Chartier. ... Liwa (ليوا in Arabic) is a large oasis area in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ... For other uses, see Pearl (disambiguation). ... Genera Many; see list of Arecaceae genera Arecaceae or Palmae (also known by the name Palmaceae, which is taxonomically invalid. ... Mudbrick was used for the outer contruction of Sumerian ziggurats — some of the worlds largest and oldest constructions. ... A hut is a small and crude shelter used for dwelling. ...


In 1939, Sheikh Shakhbut Bin-Sultan Al Nahyan granted petroleum concessions, and oil was first found in 1958. At first, oil money had a marginal impact. A few lowrise concrete buildings were erected, and the first paved road was completed in 1961, but Sheikh Shakbut, uncertain whether the new oil royalties would last, took a cautious approach, preferring to save the revenue rather than investing it in development. His brother, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan, saw that oil wealth had the potential to transform Abu Dhabi. The ruling Al Nahayan family decided that Sheikh Zayed should replace his brother as ruler and carry out his vision of developing the country. On August 6, 1966, with the assistance of the British, Sheikh Zayed became the new ruler. [3] For other uses, see Sheikh (disambiguation). ... Shakhbut Bin-Sultan Al Nahyan (1905–February 11, 1989) was the son of Sultan bin Zayed Al-Nahayan, the traditional ruler of Abu Dhabi from 1922 to 1926. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - creator of the process of refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... Sheikh Zayed Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Arabic:الشيخ زايد بن سلطان أل نهيان)‎, (1918 — 2 November 2004), the principal architect of the seven United Arab Emirates, was the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the UAE for over 30 years (1971-2004). ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


With the announcement by the UK in 1968 that it would withdraw from the Gulf area by 1971, Sheikh Zayed became the main driving force behind the formation of the United Arab Emirates.


After the Emirates gained independence in 1971, oil wealth continued to flow to the area and traditional mud-brick huts were rapidly replaced with banks, boutiques and modern highrises. For other uses, see Bank (disambiguation). ... Taipei 101, the worlds tallest skyscraper by roof height on high rise. ...

The tallest building in Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Tower (ADIA).
The tallest building in Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Tower (ADIA).

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Location

The emirate of Abu Dhabi is located in the oil-rich and strategic United Arab Emirates and is an active member of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC). It borders with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (south) and the Sultanate of Oman (east). The emirate borders the emirate of Dubai to its northeast. In the north is the Persian Gulf. For other uses, see Border (disambiguation). ... Coordinates: , Emirate Government  - Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... Map of the Persian Gulf. ...


Abu Dhabi city is on an island located less than a quarter-kilometer from the mainland and is joined to the mainland by the Maqta and Musaffah Bridges. A third bridge, designed by Zaha Hadid, is currently under construction. Bridges connecting to Reem Island and Saadiyat Island are also under construction. This article is about the edifice (including an index to articles on specific bridge types). ... Interior of Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany Bergisel Ski Jump, Innsbruck BMW Central Building, Leipzig Vitra fire station, Weil am Rhein, Germany Maggies Centre, Kirkcaldy Zaha Hadid (Arabic: زها حديد) CBE (born October 31, 1950, Baghdad, Iraq) is a notable Iraqi-British deconstructivist architect. ... Reem Island is a natural island off the coast of Abu Dhabi island being developed separately by Sorouh (Shams Abu Dhabi), Reem Investments, and Tamouh. ... An island 500m off the coast of Abu Dhabi island. ...


Most of Abu Dhabi is located on the island itself, but it has many suburbs on the mainland for example: The Khalifa Cities, Between Two Bridges, Mussafah Residential and more.


Language and literature

The majority of the inhabitants of Abu Dhabi are expatriate workers from India, Pakistan, Egypt, Bangladesh, Philippines, Britain, various countries from across the Arab world and elsewhere. Consequently, English, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Amharic, and Urdu are widely spoken. Apart from Hindi, the many Indian expatriates also contribute other South Asian languages to the cultural milieu, including Malayalam, widely spoken in Kerala. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Tigrinya (Geez ትግርኛ tigriññā, also spelled Tigrigna) is a Semitic language spoken by the Tigray-Tigrinya people in central Eritrea (there referred to as the Tigrinya people), where it is one of the main working languages (Eritrea does not have official languages), and in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia (whose... Not to be confused with the Aramaic language. ... Urdu ( , , trans. ... Hindi (DevanāgarÄ«: or , IAST: , IPA:  ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is also used for central government administrative purposes , along with English. ... Malayalam (മലയാളം ) is the language spoken predominantly in the state of Kerala, in southern India. ... , Kerala ( ; Malayalam: കേരളം; ) is a state on the Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ...


The native-born population are Arabic-speaking Gulf Arabs who are part of a clan-based society. The al-Nahyan family, part of the al-Falah branch of the Bani Yas clan, rules the emirate and has a central place in society. Arabic redirects here. ... Map of the Persian Gulf. ... Languages Arabic other minority languages Religions Predominantly Sunni Islam, as well as Shia Islam, Greek Orthodoxy, Greek Catholicism, Roman Catholicism, Alawite Islam, Druzism, Ibadi Islam, and Judaism Footnotes a Mainly in Antakya. ...


Current ruler

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan is the hereditary ruler of Abu Dhabi (UAE). He is the son of Sheikh Zayed Al Nahayan, the first president of the United Arab Emirates. Khalifa bin Zayed, president of the UAE. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan (Arabic: ‎, born 1948) is the current president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ...


Economy

As the wealthiest Emirate, Abu Dhabi is also considered the richest city in the world[4]. Each of Abu Dhabi's 420,000 citizens is worth $17 million (AED 62 million), and more than $1 trillion is invested worldwide in this city alone. Yet according to CNN, "guest workers," who constitute the majority of the population, "do not share the wealth." The Gross Domestic Product per capita also reached $63,000 [5], which is far above the average income of the United Arab Emirates and which ranks third in the world after Luxembourg and Norway. Abu Dhabi is also planning many future projects sharing with the GCC and taking 29% of all the GCC future plannings. The United Arab Emirates is a fast-growing economy: in 2006 the per capita income grew by 9%, providing a GDP per capita of $49,700 and ranking third in the world at PPP. An automated external defibrillator (AED) detects and treats cardiac arrest due to the cardiac arrhythmias, ventricular fibrillation (VF) and ventricular tachycardia (VT). ... This article is about GDP in the context of economics. ... Per capita is a Latin phrase meaning for each head. ... GCC may stand for: Gulf Cooperation Council GNU Compiler Collection (formerly, the GNU C Compiler) Garde côtière canadienne (Canadian Coast Guard) Germanna Community College Glendale Community College global carbon cycle Global Climate Coalition Grand Council of the Crees (gcc. ... GCC may stand for: Gulf Cooperation Council GNU Compiler Collection (formerly, the GNU C Compiler) Garde côtière canadienne (Canadian Coast Guard) Germanna Community College Glendale Community College global carbon cycle Global Climate Coalition Grand Council of the Crees (gcc. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Per capita is a Latin phrase meaning for each head. ... PPP is an abbreviation for: In real estate: prepayment penalty, a penalty paid when property is sold before an agreed-upon date. ...


Postage stamps

Shaikh Zayed, 1967. ...

Climate

Sunny/blue skies can be expected throughout the year. The months of April through September are generally hot and humid with maximum temperatures averaging above 40 °C (104°F). During this time, sandstorms also occur intermittently, in some cases reducing visibility down to a few meters.


The weather is cooler from November to March. This period also sees dense fog on some days. The oasis city of Al Ain, about 150 km away, bordering Oman, regularly records the highest summer temperatures in the country, however the dry desert air and cooler evenings make it a traditional retreat from the intense summer heat and year round humidity of the capital city.[6] Alain was also the pseudonym of Emile Auguste Chartier. ...


Transport

Interior of Abu Dhabi airport.
Interior of Abu Dhabi airport.

Abu Dhabi International Airport- (AUH) serves this city. The local time is GMT + 4 hours. Private vehicles and taxis are the primary means of transportation in the city. There is a 2 AED pick-up fee plus 0.50 AED per km. Public buses are available, but are not widely used. The fare starts at 2 AED and it is rare for the fare to go above 6 AED during intracity travel. There are bus routes to nearby towns such as Baniyas, Habashan and Al Ain, among others. A service to Dubai (about 160 km away) started in 2005. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Abu Dhabi International Airport (Arabic: ) (IATA: AUH, ICAO: OMAA) is an airport located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Baniyas (Arabic: بانياس) is a city of northwestern Syria that is located 55 km to the south of Latakia, and 35 km north of Tartous. ... Alain was also the pseudonym of Emile Auguste Chartier. ... Coordinates: , Emirate Government  - Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ...


City planning

The city was planned in the 1970s for an estimated maximum population of 600,000. In accordance with what was considered to be ideal urban planning at the time, the city has wide grid-pattern roads, and high-density tower blocks.


On the northerly end of the island, where the population density is highest, the main streets are lined with 20-story towers. Inside this rectangle of towers is a normal grid pattern of roads with lower density buildings (2 story villas or 6 story low-rise buildings).


Abu Dhabi city is a modern city with broad boulevards, tall office and apartment buildings, and busy shops. Principal thoroughfares are The Corniche, Airport Road, Sheikh Zayed Street, Hamdan Street and Khalifa Street.


Abu Dhabi city is known in the region for its greenery; the former desert strip today includes numerous parks and gardens.


Mail is delivered to post-office boxes only; there is no door-to-door delivery. There are many parks (or public gardens) throughout the city. Entrance is usually free for children, however there is often an entry fee for adults.


Planning problems

Satellite image of Abu Dhabi (March 2003)
Satellite image of Abu Dhabi (March 2003)
  • The city's population far surpasses the original estimated maximum population when it was designed. This causes traffic congestion, a shortage of car parking spaces, and overcrowding.
  • Having Post Office mail delivery only, and no widely-usable address system thus far for buildings, causes problems in describing building locations. This means directions must often be given based on nearby landmarks.
  • The lack of a comprehensive, reliable, and frequent public transport system has led to a near complete dependence on private cars and taxis as a means of transport.
  • Grid-pattern roads mean a public transportation system is difficult to implement without requiring a moderate amount of walking, which could be a large deterrent to usage.
  • Closely positioned, high-rise towers often means accommodation is dark and claustrophobic.

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Future development

New developments on islands surrounding the city plan to increase the population of the city by up to 2,600,000.


Most recently, the government of Abu Dhabi has announced plans to fund a campus abroad for New York University, the first of its kind to be established abroad by a major US research university, which is set to receive students by 2010.[7] New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ...


Major projects

The First Tower (1761) seen from the gate The Qasr al-Hosn (Arabic: قصر الحصن), is the oldest stone building in the city of Abu Dhabi, UAE. // It is located along Sheikh Zayed the First Street (i. ... An island 500m off the coast of Abu Dhabi island. ... Al Lulu Island is a 1050-acre man-made island off the coast of Abu Dhabi island. ... Reem Island is a natural island off the coast of Abu Dhabi island being developed separately by Sorouh (Shams Abu Dhabi), Reem Investments, and Tamouh. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... F1 redirects here. ... Auto racing (also known as automobile racing or autosport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... Yas Island has been announced as the venue for a Formula 1 race in 2009, the event to be named as the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix It will be held on a newly built circuit. ...

Culture and the arts

Abu Dhabi is trying to position itself as the "Cultural hub" of the Middle East, taking this mantle from such neighboring cities as Baghdad, Beirut and Cairo. It is home to a number of cultural institutions including the Cultural Foundation and the National Theater. The Cultural Foundation is home to the UAE Public Library and Cultural Center. Various cultural societies such as the Abu Dhabi Classical Music Society have a strong and visible following in the city. Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... This article is about the Lebanese city. ... For other uses, see Cairo (disambiguation). ... Several countries have a National Theatre. ... The Abu Dhabi Public Library and Cultural Center Designed by architect Hisham N. Ashkouri as the 1st Prize entry in an International Design Competition in 1976, this building is a cluster of three buildings, a one million volume National Library, a complete 600-seat Auditorium with full performance art stage...

An island 500m off the coast of Abu Dhabi island. ... The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1937 by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist Hilla Rebay. ... Frank Owen Gehry, CC (born Ephraim Owen Goldberg, February 28, 1929) is a Pritzker Prize winning architect based in Los Angeles, California. ... This article focuses on the cultural movement labeled modernism or the modern movement. See also: Modernism (Roman Catholicism) or Modernist Christianity; Modernismo for specific art movement(s) in Spain and Catalonia. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1937 by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist Hilla Rebay. ...

Education

Abu Dhabi is home to several international and local private schools and universities.


Primary and secondary schools

  • Abu Dhabi Grammar School (Canada)
  • Abu Dhabi Indian School
  • Abu Dhabi International School
  • Al Manara School
  • Al Nahda National Schools
  • Al Worood School
  • Asian International Private School
  • Emirates Private School
  • Landus Public School
  • The American Community School of Abu Dhabi
  • The American International School in Abu Dhabi
  • The British School - Al Khubairat
  • The Cambridge High School
  • First Steps School Nursery
  • The German School Abu Dhabi
  • The Indian Islahi School
  • International Community School
  • International School of Choueifat, Abu Dhabi
  • Islamia English School
  • Our Own English High School
  • Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Arab Pakistani School
  • The Sherwood Academy
  • St. Joseph's School
  • Wisdom High School

Abu Dhabi Indian School Abu Dhabi Indian School is the largest private school offering Indian curriculum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ... Founded in 1972, The American Community School of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) is one of the citys oldest private elementary, middle school and high schools. ... The American International School in Abu Dhabi was founded in 1995 to serve the needs of the local and expatriate residents of Abu Dhabi who want their children to pursue both American and International Baccalaureate curricula in an international setting. ... The British School - Al Khubairat or commonly known and referred to as Al Khubairat or BSAK or The British School or formerly known as Al Khubairat Community School (AKCS) is a school for English speaking children and teenagers in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ... The International School of Choueifat is a branch of the International School of Choueifat located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates that follows the SABIS system. ...

Colleges and universities

Bangladesh Islamia School and College is to provide sound academic education to international students in preparation for higher education while encouraging the personal and social skills necessary for the development of positive and effective young adults in harmony with the global community. ... Most of the following description of Zayed University has been inserted by University staff. ... The Petroleum Institute (PI) was established in 2000 by an Emiri decree under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi and the president of the United Arab Emirates. ... The New York Institute of Technology (also known as NYIT and New York Tech) is a private, co-educational college in New York in the USA. The college has three New York campuses, two on Long Island and one on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, as well as global... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ...

In the media

  • The cartoon cat Garfield would often put the kitten Nermal in a box and ship him to Abu Dhabi. The phrase "Abu Dhabi is where all the cute kittens go" is sometimes used in the comic. In one episode of Garfield and Friends, Garfield himself is sent to Abu Dhabi and he finds it inhabited with dozens of cute kittens that people keep sending there.

This article is about the comic strip. ... Nermal Cat is a fictional character in the comic strip Garfield by Jim Davis. ... There was also an unrelated childrens television series, titled Garfield Goose and Friends, that ran from the 1950s through the 1970s. ...

See also

The First Tower (1761) seen from the gate The Qasr al-Hosn (Arabic: قصر الحصن), is the oldest stone building in the city of Abu Dhabi, UAE. // It is located along Sheikh Zayed the First Street (i. ... Mina Zayid (Arabic: ميناء زايد) (Port Zayid, sometimes written as Zayed), is the commercial deep-water port that serves the city and Emirate of Abu Dhabi. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Emirates Palace Hotel The Emirates Palace (Arabic: قصر الإمارات) is a luxury hotel located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) city of Abu Dhabi. ... Alain was also the pseudonym of Emile Auguste Chartier. ... Marawah is a low-lying island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. ... Coordinates: , Emirate Government  - Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... Railways: 0 km Highways: total: 1,088 km paved: 1,088 km unpaved: 0 km (1998 est. ...

References

  1. ^ The richest city in the world. CNNMoney.com (2007-03-12). Retrieved on 2007-05-30.
  2. ^ Abu Dhabi Hotels
  3. ^ Al-Fahim, M, From Rags to Riches: A Story of Abu Dhabi, Chapter Six (London Centre of Arab Studies, 1995), ISBN 1-900404-00-1.
  4. ^ The richest city in the world. CNNMoney.com (2007-03-12). Retrieved on 2007-05-30.
  5. ^ Abu Dhabi's GDP per capita reaches $ 63,000
  6. ^ Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. BBC Weather.
  7. ^ a b NYU Abu Dhabi gets green light.
  8. ^ Guggenheim Museum press release
  9. ^ MIT, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company sign cooperative agreement. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2007-02-26). Retrieved on 2007-05-30.

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