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Facts about Abu Dhabi

Planning a holiday to Abu Dhabi ? You'll surely be keen to learn some interesting facts about Abu Dhabi. Middle East Hub provides you complete information on Abu Dhabi and also presents the following simple and interesting facts and details on Abu Dhabi.


Facts about Abu DhabiAs per their religion, Muslims in Abu Dhabi are not allowed to consume alcohol in any of its forms. Non-Muslims need to have a special license to buy alcohol in the city.
- Most of the citizens in Abu Dhabi wear the national dress. Women wear the full length black abba and men wear the long white robe or dishdasha.


- Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It became the capital after the country's independence in 1971.
- It is the largest of seven emirates that comprise the UAE. The other six are Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaiwain.
- The ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahayan, is also the first president of the UAE.
- Abu Dhabi is one of the world's most modern and progressive cities.

- Abu Dhabi is also one of the wealthiest states of the world. However, before the discovery of oil in the region, it was the poorest of sheikhdoms.
- Abu Dhabi has about 70 per cent of the UAE's wealth.
- Abu Dhabi city lies on a T-shaped island that juts into the Persian Gulf from the western coast.

- As far as geography of Abu Dhabi is concerned, the emirate is bordered by Saudi Arabia and Oman, and has a total area of 82,880 square kilometers. Abu Dhabi's coastline extends to about 1,318 kilometers.

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