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Abu Dhabi
أبوظبي "'Abū Dhabi"
Ceety
Ceety o Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi is located in United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Location o Abu Dhabi in the UAE
Coordinates: 24°28′N 54°22′E / 24.467°N 54.367°E / 24.467; 54.367
Kintra Unitit Arab Emirates
Government
 • Type Constitutional monarchy[1]
 • Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed
 • Croun Prince Mohammed bin Zayed
Area
 • Total 67.34 km2 (26.00 sq mi)
Population (2009)[2]
 • Total 896,751
 • Density 13,317/km2 (34,490/sq mi)
Time zone UAE staundart time (UTC+4)
Website Abu Dhabi Govrenment Portal

Abu Dhabi (Arabic: أبو ظبيAbū ẓabī, literally Faither o deer[3]) is the caipital an the seicont lairgest ceety in the Unitit Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island juttin intae the Persian Gulf frae the central wastren coast. The ceety proper haed an estimatit population o 896,751 in 2009.[4]

Abu Dhabi hooses important offices o the federal government, an is the seat for the United Arab Emirates Government an the hame for the Abu Dhabi Emiri Family an the Preses o the UAE frae this family. Abu Dhabi haes grown tae be a cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development an urbanisation, coupled wi the relatively heich average income o its population, haes transformed Abu Dhabi tae a lairger an advanced metropolis. The day the ceety is the kintra's center o poleetical, industrial activities, an a major cultural, an commercial centre due tae its position as the caipital. Abu Dhabi alane generatit 56.7% o the GDP o the Unitit Arab Emirates in 2008.[5][6]

Abu Dhabi is hame te important financial institutions such as the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, the Central Bank o the Unitit Arab Emirates an the corporate heidquarters o mony companies an numerous multinaitional corporations. Ane o the warld's lairgest producers o oil, Abu Dhabi haes actively attemptit tae diversify its economy in recent years through investments in financial services an tourism. Abu Dhabi is the seicont maist expensive ceety for expatriate employees in the region, an 50t maist expensive ceety in the warld.[7] Fortune & CNN statit that Abu Dhabi is the richest ceety in the warld,[8] .

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  1. "UAE Constitution". Helplinelaw.com. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  2. "World-Gazetteer.com". Archived from the original on 2013-01-05. 
  3. "The secret lives of names". Gulf News. 2007-03-08. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  4. United Arab Emirates: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population. World Gazetteer.
  5. Gulfnews: Dubai contributes more than 30% of the UAE economy. Archive.gulfnews.com (2009-06-16). Retrieved on 2009-07-16.
  6. Gulfnews: Abu Dhabi and Dubai lead in contributions to GDP. Web.dcci.ae. Retrieved on 2009-07-16.
  7. "Cost of living — The world's most expensive cities". City Mayors. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  8. CNN.com