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Chicago firm gets big UAE engineering job

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Chicago's CB&I engineering firm won a $130 million contract to design and build liquefied natural gas facilities in the United Arab Emirates.

Abu Dhabi government gets slice of Ferrari

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 28 (UPI) -- An investment group controlled by the Abu Dhabi government paid $137 million for a 5 percent stake in Italy's Ferrari car company.

First IVF camel born in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The first camel conceived by in-vitro fertilization has been born in Abu Dhabi following four years of medical research into improving the breed.

New UAE president elected

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates Wednesday elected Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed as president, succeeding his late father, Sheik Zayed bin Sultan.

UAE president dies at 86

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- United Arab Emirates President and ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al-Nayhan died Tuesday, official television reports. He was 86.

Volkswagen Abu Dhabi deal dead

WOLFSBURG, Germany, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Discussions between Volkswagen and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi over the potential sale of 9.8 percent of the company have failed.

Abu Dhabi likely to buy VW shares

HAMBURG, Germany, April 22 (UPI) -- Volkswagen Chairman Bernd Pischetsrieder announced Thursday that Abu Dhabi has offered to become the company's second largest shareholder.
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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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