Dutch soccer club regrets confusion that led to Mori exclusion

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Dutch football club Vitesse has apologized to anyone affected by its decision to not take defender Dan Mori to a training camp in the United Arab Emirates.

Germany's Wintershall wants bigger role in Middle East, North Africa

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Germany's Wintershall and UAE energy company Mubadala Petroleum agreed Monday to jointly consider future opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa.

Emirates shoot down BAE's $6B Typhoon jet deal

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- BAE Systems, Britain's largest defense company, has suffered a major setback with the United Arab Emirates scrapping lengthy negotiations for 60 Eurofighter Typhoon jets, a deal worth at least $6 billion.

TAQA reaches 'milestone' with North Sea approval

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. said it received approval from the British government to develop its Morrone oil field in the central waters of the North Sea.

British hopes of $10B Emirates Typhoon deal sink

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Britain's high-profile drive to sell Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets in the Persian Gulf seems to be running into trouble, with the United Arab Emirates reportedly having second thoughts about acquiring up to 60 of the aircraft under a contract possibly worth $10 billion.

Colombian oil pipeline changes hands in part acquisition

BOGOTA, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Colombia's largest crude oil transportation system is going through an ownership change after global investor Advent International led a partial buyout in a deal signalling growing interest in the Latin American country's energy prospects.

U.S. responding to Gulf states push for UAV systems

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The Persian Gulf states are stepping up efforts to acquire unmanned aerial vehicles, which is pushing the United States, its defense companies battered by dwindling domestic military spending, to loosen restrictions on selling these systems to Arab states.
American man detained since April in Dubai for YouTube parody video

American man detained since April in Dubai for YouTube parody video

Dec. 2 (UPI)--University of Minnesota graduate Shezanne "Shez" Cassim, age 29, has been jailed in the United Arab Emirates since April for posting a YouTube video parody of Emirati youth.
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U.S. citizen charged in UAE after posting satirical video

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. citizen living in the United Arab Emirates has been imprisoned for posting a mocking YouTube video, a human rights group says.

Preparations for mass wedding of 200 couples in West Bank under way

JERICHO, West Bank, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A mass wedding of 200 brides and 200 grooms will be held Dec. 6 in Jericho in the West Bank, the sponsoring foundation announced.

It's Typhoon vs. Rafale in Emirates jet joust

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Britain and France, longtime allies, are locked in a high-stake contest for a $10 billion contract for up to 60 combat jets in the United Arab Emirates, a big prize in a global defense market now driven by exports.

UAE extends AMMROC's aircraft maintenance services

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Aircraft operated by the United Arab Emirates military will continue to receive maintenance, repair and overhaul services from AMMROC LLC.

Rolls-Royce backs Mubadala Aerospace

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Rolls-Royce says it has entered into a strategic framework agreement with an Abu Dhabi aerospace company for maintenance and manufacturing activities.

British launch big drive in Emirates to see Typhoon jets

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron has launched a major lobbying campaign to sell up to 60 Eurofighter Typhoon jets to the United Arab Emirates, a deal worth up to $10 billion.

United Arab Emirates' Dana Gas preps for Zora gas development

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Dana Gas announced it awarded a $17 million contract to build a drilling platform for the United Arab Emirates' offshore Zora natural gas field.
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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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