Abu Dhabi is the capital of, and the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast. The city proper, making up an area of 67,340 km2 (26,000 sq mi), had an estimated population of 860,000 in 2007.
Abu Dhabi houses important offices of the federal government, and is the seat for the United Arab Emirates Government and the home for the Emarati Royal Family. Abu Dhabi has grown to be a cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed Abu Dhabi.
One of the world’s largest producers of oil, Abu Dhabi has actively attempted to diversify its economy in recent years through investments in financial services and tourism. Abu Dhabi is the third most expensive city in the region, and 26th most expensive city in the world.
And for what it’s worth, my favourite place on the trip. I found it much nicer than Dubai…Shock Horror! Dubai is double the size of London, and as far as I’m concerned hard work! and not easily accessible. I have mooched round many places with my camera and Dubai was by far the hardest.
Would like to just say thank you to Olivier (lili ma nature en photos) for my first French testimonial Yesterday and his kind words.
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