U.S., UAE firms team for UAVs

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Boeing of the United States and a UAE company will work together for the marketing and servicing of unmanned aerial vehicle systems in the Middle East.

New BAE vehicle turret on market

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A new generation of low-profile turret for armored vehicles has been put on display in the United Arab Emirates by BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa.

Oshkosh displays UGV technology

OSHKOSH, Wis., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. vehicle-Maker Oshkosh Defense is presenting its TerraMax unmanned ground vehicle internationally for the first time.

Taqa makes North Sea oil find

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. announced it made a new oil discovery in a field off the northern coast of Scotland.

Sign of the times: Saudis go solar

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil producer, has completed its biggest solar power plant as the Persian Gulf petro-powers increasingly turn to solar energy and other renewables.

Japan's oil market stable, minister says

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Meetings with Saudi officials in Riyadh weren't aimed at acquiring additional oil supplies for the Japanese market, Tokyo's trade minister said.

UAE heroin smuggler sentenced to death

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A criminal court in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday sentenced a man to death for attempting to smuggle heroin into the country.

Vehicles to feature FN Herstal RWS

HERSTAL, Belgium, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Remote weapon stations by Belgium's FN Herstal will be featured on French and Canadian vehicles at the IDEX trade show later this month.

Pakistan displays armaments at IDEX

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Pakistan will showcase its arms industry at the IDEX exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

Oil majors scramble for Abu Dhabi deal

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The world's oil majors are scrambling to get a piece of the biggest oil deal ever offered by the United Arab Emirates, the world's fourth largest exporter.

UPI NewsTrack Business

Markets retreat Monday ... Britain seeks to get tough on banks ... Government goes after S&P ... Price at the pump soars in S. California ... News from United Press International.

Government goes after S&P

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. government has plans to file charges against credit rating firm Standard & Poor's for misleading bond ratings, sources told The Wall Street Journal.

Saab involved in Middle East radar company

LINKOPING, Sweden, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A new radar systems company in the Middle East is being formed by Saab of Sweden and Tawazun of the United Arab Emirates.

Crash in al-Ain in UAE kills 21

AL-AIN, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- At least 21 people died in an accident Monday involving a truck and a bus carrying construction workers near al-Ain in Abu Dhabi, UAE, officials said.
Rose back to 3rd in golf rankings

Rose back to 3rd in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Justin Rose again switched places with Louis Oosthuizen, taking over the No. 4 spot in the men's world golf rankings, which were updated Monday.
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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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