ExxonMobil touts energy efficiency

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Decreasing vehicle weight by 10 percent translates to a 7 percent increase in energy efficiency, ExxonMobil said ahead of an Abu Dhabi energy conference.

Oil rich Arabia investing in green future

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Arabian countries that rely on dollars from oil are now pumping enormous sums into green energy research to stay ahead of the curve.

Abu Dhabi forms film company

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Abu Dhabi Media Company announced it has formed a film company that will develop, finance and produce content for both the global and Arabic-language markets.

Abu Dhabi boosts oil infrastructure

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Investment Co. will team up with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. on infrastructure development, officials said.

Searidge awarded Abu Dhabi Airports deal

OTTAWA, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The Abu Dhabi Airports Co. has contracted Searidge Technologies and its partner Bayanat Airports Engineering & Supplies for airport surface surveillance.

$1B Kazakh, Abu Dhabi energy deal inked

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 21 (UPI) -- The governments of Abu Dhabi and Kazakhstan announced a $1 billion investment venture to develop oil and gas projects in Kazakhstan, officials said.

UAE seeks Hormuz alternative for oil

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 8 (UPI) -- Abu Dhabi expects construction on an interstate oil pipeline bypassing the Strait of Hormuz to be completed ahead of schedule, industry officials said.

Germany, Abu Dhabi ink energy deal

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, June 26 (UPI) -- The German energy firm Wintershall signed a memorandum of understanding with an Abu Dhabi oil investment firm to develop regional natural resources.

Dolphin Energy assumes pipeline management

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, June 17 (UPI) -- The Abu Dhabi gas firm Dolphin Energy assumed management responsibilities for roughly 190 miles of gas pipelines owned by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co.

Abu Dhabi eyes Shah Deniz gas field

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, June 11 (UPI) -- The Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. plans to announce a $10 billion contract to treat sour gas in the Shah Deniz field in Azerbaijan, industry officials said.

Kaymer holds 6-shot lead at Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Martin Kaymer of Germany carded a 4-under-part 68 Saturday to keep his six-shot lead in the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in the United Arab Emirates.
French military base in Abu Dhabi by 2009

French military base in Abu Dhabi by 2009

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy said his country will open a military base in Abu Dhabi, increasing the Western presence in the Persian Gulf region.
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Abu Dhabi
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)

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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