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Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates and is one of the seven emirates which form the United Arab Emirates. The city is on a T-shaped island going into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast. The city is 972 km2 in size.
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Key Facts & Information
HISTORY AND ETYMOLOGY
- People started to live in the area and call it Abu Dhabi about 300 years ago. In the 1790s, the Bani Yas tribe made Abu Dhabi their capital city.
- Shakhbut bin-Dhiyab Al Nahyan became the leader of the city in 1818.
People found oil in 1958 in Abu Dhabi. They started to sell the oil in the 1960s and in 1971, Abu Dhabi joined the United Arab Emirates and became the capital city.
- “Dhabi” is the Arabic word for gazelle, so Abu Dhabi means “Father of Gazelle”. It is thought that this name came about because of the abundance of gazelle in the area and a folk tale involving Shakhbut bin Dhiyab al Nahyan, the ruler of Abu Dhabi (1795-1816).
- Abu Dhabi has a hot desert climate and sunny blue skies to be expected throughout the year.
- The months of June through September are generally extremely hot and humid with maximum temperatures averaging above 41 °C. During this time, sandstorms occur intermittently.
- The cooler season is from November to March, which ranges between moderately hot to mild. This period also sees dense fog on some days and a few days of rain.
- The UAE’s large hydrocarbon wealth gives it one of the highest GDP per capitas in the world and Abu Dhabi owns the majority of these resources – 95% of the oil and 92% of gas. Abu Dhabi thus holds 9% of the world’s proven oil reserves (98.2bn barrels) and almost 5% of the world’s natural gas.
- Oil production in the UAE was in the region of 2.3 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2010, and projects are in progress to boost production to 3 million bpd.
- Abu Dhabi Emirate is the wealthiest of the UAE in terms of Gross domestic product (GDP) and per capita income.
- Abu Dhabi has a diverse and multicultural society. The city’s cultural imprint as a small, ethnically homogeneous pearling community was changed with the arrival of other ethnic groups and nationals – first by the Iranians in the early 1900s.
- Major holidays in Abu Dhabi include Eid al Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, Eid ul-Adha which marks the end of Hajj, and National Day (2 December), which marks the formation of the United Arab Emirates.
- Harees is a simple, traditional dish made of wheat, meat, and salt. It may take a long while to cook, but it is definitely worth the wait.
- Machboos also known as Majboos or Makboos, is fairly simple dish of meat and rice. It could be served with beef, goat, lamb, or shrimp.
- Luqaimat is a dessert that is spelled a hundred different ways, but means little fried balls of dough drizzled with date syrup.
- Luqaimat is very light and delicate- not clumsy, heavy, bumbling blobs of dough. This delicacy can be eaten any time of day, and some even eat them for breakfast.
SITES AND ATTRACTIONS
- The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in Abu Dhabi. It is the key place of worship for daily prayers, especially during Friday gathering and Eid prayers. During Eid, it may be visited by more than 41,000 people.
- Etihad Towers is a complex of buildings with five towers in Abu Dhabi. The towers are located opposite the Emirates Palace hotel and features offices, apartments, and a hotel.
- The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art and civilization museum. The museum is part of a thirty-year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government. Artworks from around the world are showcased at the museum, with particular focus placed upon bridging the gap between Eastern and Western art.
- The Emirates Palace is a luxury five star hotel in Abu Dhabi, operated by Kempinski and opened in November 2005. The hotel project was started in December 2001.
- Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a mostly indoors amusement park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
- It is the first Ferrari-branded theme park and has the record for the largest space frame structure ever built. Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster, is also located here.
Abu Dhabi Worksheets
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