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IRENA: New thinking needed for green momentum

IRENA: New thinking needed for green momentum

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 8 (UPI) --The director of the International Renewable Energy Agency said Monday from Abu Dhabi an outdated energy mentality was hurting the global climate.
Daniel J. Graeber
Hulk Hogan, Ken Jeong to co-star in movie

Hulk Hogan, Ken Jeong to co-star in movie

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) --A film currently known as "Untitled Celebrity Death Pool" will star Hulk Hogan, Ken Jeong and David Hasselhoff.
Danielle Haynes
TAQA suspends operations in Kurdish north of Iraq

TAQA suspends operations in Kurdish north of Iraq

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Production from the Atrush block in the Kurdish north of Iraq should start in 2015 but operations are on hold because of the violence, energy company TAQA said.
Daniel J. Graeber
United Arab Emirates plans Mars trip by 2021

United Arab Emirates plans Mars trip by 2021

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 16 (UPI) --The United Arab Emirates announced formation of a space agency Wednesday, and plans to explore Mars by 2021.
Ed Adamczyk
London's Heathrow Airport reportedly target of 'substantial threat of a possible attack' by AQAP

London's Heathrow Airport reportedly target of 'substantial threat of a possible attack' by AQAP

LONDON, July 14 (UPI) --There is a "substantial threat of a possible attack" against London's Heathrow Airport, according a warning issued by the Kenyan government on Saturday.
JC Finley
GDF Suez: More water, power for U.A.E.

GDF Suez: More water, power for U.A.E.

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 3 (UPI) --French energy company GDF Suez is helping meet water and power supplies for the United Arab Emirates with a $1.5 billion investment, its chairman said Thursday.
Daniel J. Graeber
Leonardo DiCaprio enjoying the World Cup aboard a 482-foot yacht

Leonardo DiCaprio enjoying the World Cup aboard a 482-foot yacht

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 16 (UPI) --Leonardo DiCaprio and around 20 of his friends are reportedly staying aboard the 482-foot superyacht Topaz while visiting Brazil during the World Cup.
Veronica Linares
British border authorities seize heroin woven into Pakistani rugs

British border authorities seize heroin woven into Pakistani rugs

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) --Authorities at Manchester Airport seized a heroin shipment estimated at $8.4 million concealed in woven rugs shipped from Peshawar, Pakistan.
JC Finley
Schlumberger unveils new drilling and mapping technology

Schlumberger unveils new drilling and mapping technology

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, May 19 (UPI) --Oil services company Schlumberger announced it will introduced the first ever drilling service option that can map reservoirs at the same time.
Daniel J. Graeber
Low-carbon labor pool growing, study finds

Low-carbon labor pool growing, study finds

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, May 12 (UPI) --There are more than 6 million people worldwide who get their paychecks from jobs tied to the renewable energy sector, an Emirati study finds.
Daniel J. Graeber
U.N. chief urges bold leadership on climate change

U.N. chief urges bold leadership on climate change

ABU DHABI , United Arab Emirates, May 5 (UPI) -- Speaking at a climate change conference United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for political arguments to change the attitudes of governments.
Ed Adamczyk

Rig worker dies in North Sea incident

ABERDEEN, Scotland, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Scottish police Thursday launched an investigation after a rig worker died after falling into the North Sea while working on the Harding platform off Aberdeen.
Kerry: China prepared to make sure North Korea drops nuclear program

Kerry: China prepared to make sure North Korea drops nuclear program

BEIJING, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Chinese leaders have made it clear North Korea must eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.

Water crisis brings threats of Mideast war, terrorism: report

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Satellite data released by the University of California, Irvine, shows the world's water supply is disappearing fast because of agricultural demand, an expanding population, energy production and climate change, with the Middle East, Africa and Asia in particular facing crisis in the next few years.

Report: Pakistan to buy Yuan-class submarines

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Commentator Farhan Bokhari says that Pakistan later this year will buy six Yuan-class submarines from China.
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U.S. President George W. Bush (L) walks with Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, upon his arrival, on June 26, 2008 at Camp David, Maryland. The Crown Prince is scheduled to stay over night at the presidential retreat (UPI Photo/Mark Wilson/POOL)
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Abu Dhabi (Arabic: أبو ظبي‎ Abū ẓabī, literally Father of gazelle) is the capital and the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates, It is also the seat of government of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, which is ruled by Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan – the current ruling Emir of the UAE. 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), has an estimated population of 860,000 in 2007.

Abu Dhabi is the houses important offices of the federal government, including the Federal National Council. 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. Today the city is the country's center of political, industrial activities, and a major cultural, and commercial centre due to its position as the capital. Abu Dhabi alone generates 55% of the GDP of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi is home to important financial institutions such as the, the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates and the corporate headquarters of many companies and numerous multinational corporations. 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.

The etymology of "Abu Dhabi" is uncertain but many possibilities exist. The area had a lot of Dhibaa and was nicknamed after that. Another story reveals that its eponym, a man who used to chase "Dhabi" was named the "father" of the animal and the name caught on. Abu Dhabi was previously called Milh or salt, "probably because of the salty water. Even now, this is the name of an island of the coast of Abu Dhabi.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Abu Dhabi."
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