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McGinley named 2014 Ryder Cup captain ... Original Sharks co-owner George Gund dies ... T-Wolves' Love has hand surgery ... Lopez, Williams lead Brooklyn to seventh straight win ... Sports news from United Press International.

McGinley named 2014 Ryder Cup captain

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Ireland's Paul McGinley Tuesday was named captain of the 2014 European Ryder Cup team by a unanimous decision of members in Abu Dhabi.

U.N. sees global role for renewable energy

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Access to sustainable energy resources is vital to sustainable development, which is a fundamental concern for the United Nations, the secretary-general said.
Nike signs up Rory McIlroy

Nike signs up Rory McIlroy

BEAVERTON, Ore., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Nike says it has signed Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods' heir apparent on the professional golf circuit, to a multi-year sponsorship deal.

Conference equates climate with growth

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A growing interest in a low-carbon economy means investors can expect a crowded and fast-developing market, a British energy minister said.

OPEC investments fine, UAE official says

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A UAE representative to the OPEC oil cartel said a modest outlook for 2013 doesn't mean oil suppliers will cut back on investments.

UAE receives corvette, partol boat

TRIESTE, Italy, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Two new vessels for the navy of the United Arab Emirates have been delivered by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.

Emirates nabs Muslim Brotherhood cell

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Authorities in the United Arab Emirates said they uncovered an Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood cell whose actions allegedly undermined national security.

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NHL gives players new contract plan ... Lewis gets Browns' quarterback start ... Drew-Jones put on injured reserve ... Nadal to miss Australian Open ... Sports news from United Press International.
Nadal to miss Australian Open

Nadal to miss Australian Open

MADRID, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- World No. 4-ranked Rafael Nadal said Friday he will miss next month's Australian Open due to illness.

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Va. Tech to wear Sandy Hook helmet decals ... Ex-MLBer Andruw Jones arrested for battery ... Nadal skips Abu Dhabi event with virus ... Tamils picket Australia cricket match ... Sports news from United Press International.

Nadal skips Abu Dhabi event with virus

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal Tuesday pulled out of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition in Abu Dhabi with a stomach virus.

Bahrain hosts GCC meeting

MANAMA, Bahrain, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A two-day meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council attended by the area's top government ministers kicked off Monday in Bahrain.

U.S.: AQIM presents 'complex' challenge

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- International effort is needed to prevent groups like al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb from using Mali as a staging ground, a U.S. diplomat said from Abu Dhabi.

OPEC champion boosts renewable portfolio

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Abu Dhabi, one of the most oil-rich places in the world, has decided to make an ambitious push for renewable energy sources.
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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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