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Abu Dhabi Emirate

Abu Dhabi Emirate

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Abu Dhabi is the seat of federal government and the country’s capital, and haven for some of the world’s biggest oil-producing companies and most luxurious hotels and sporting facilities.

Abu Zaby (or Abu Dhabi), located on Abu Zaby Island, lies about 45 miles SW of Mina Jabal Ali. Besides serving as a port, the city also functions as the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Abu Dhabi city is the head office of the president of the state and the government, and the headquarter of foreign embassies, oil and commercial companies. Located less than 250 metres from the mainland, Abu Dhabi is an island joined to the mainland by the Maqta and Mussafah Bridges. Yet, the city has many growing suburbs on the mainland.

Abu Dhabi emirate is an archipelago where nearly 200 islands are strewn along its coast.

With the longest coast line in the UAE, Abu Dhabi has a large number of offshore islands. Several of the larger islands close to the city of Abu Dhabi are being developed as leisure, business, and residential areas. The most known islands in the Emirate are: Lulu Island, Saadiyat Island, Al Reem Island, Yas Island, Das Island, Dalma Island and Al Futaisi Island.

The majority of the islands are flat, sandy and uninhabited, but each has its own character. Futaisi Island, a 10 minute boat ride south of Abu Dhabi, has a long history and is packed with interesting flora and fauna. Both Saadiyat and Yas islands have a range of exciting facilities and attractions  

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Dalma island (Abu Dhabi)

Dalma island (or Delma island) is located at about 26 miles off the Abu Dhabi coast. It is a small island (45 km²).
A total of more than 20 archeological sites were identified on the island, ranging in time from the Neolithic (Late Stone Age).
The population consists of about ...
7 Oct 11

Sir Bani Yas

Wildlife reserve home to many species, from Arabian oryx, gazelle and deer to giraffes, dolphins and sea turtles.
25 Feb 15

Al Futaisi island (Abu Dhabi)

The island of Futaisi lies in the lee of the barrier island of Bahrani, in a shallow sheltered lagoonal complex to the southwest of Abu Dhabi island.
Some 10 kilometres long and 5 kilometres wide, it has a mosaic of different coastal habitats, including wind-blown sand and ...
7 Oct 11

Saadiyat island (Abu Dhabi)

Saadiyat Island is a large, low lying island of 27 km², 500 metres off the coast of Abu Dhabi island to be developed.
Saadiyat Island’s Cultural District will house the world’s largest single concentration of premier cultural assets, including the Lord Norman Foster-designed ...
6 Oct 11

Yas island (Abu Dhabi)

Just off Abu Dhabi city, this emerging entertainment destination is within a 30 minute drive of the UAE capital and 50 minutes from Dubai. Here you'll find the fabulous Yas Marina Circuit - the world class motor sports race track which hosts the annual Formula 1ª Etihad Airways ...
6 Oct 11

Lulu Island (Abu Dhabi)

Lulu island is  about 4 000 m² man made island  located just in front of Abu Dhabi's corniche. The construction was completed in 1992.
Lulu Island is currently closed to the public, it is only access now being by private boat.It has several basic facilities such as ...
24 Sep 11

Al Futaisi lighthouse

Al Futaisi island has a beautiful lighthouse on its NE coast.
7 Oct 11

Al Reem Island (Abu Dhabi)

Al Reem Island, a natural island 600 meters off the northeastern coast of Abu Dhabi island.
It is the first free zones in Abu Dhabi, where foreign nationalities can buy property as leasehold. Reem island will be easily accessible via 9 bridges that will link it to Abu Dhabi, ...
24 Sep 11

Marina Village - Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Yacht Club location in this marina.
14 Jul 15

Dhow Harbor (Abu Dhabi)

The Dhow Harbour in Abu Dhabi, is located in close proximity to Mina Zayed, has been developed as a Free Port for oil rigs supply vessels, buoys tug boats as well as traditional Arab dhows and launches for prompting active trade between Abu Dhabi and the Gulf countries, the Indian ...
21 Feb 13

Mina Zayid (or Zayed) Port (Abu Dhabi)

Mina Zayed [Port Zayed, or Abu Dhabi Port] is the sea port of Abu Dhabi.
Winds—Weather.
The port is open to the shamal, blowing from the N and NW.
Tides—Currents.
Tides here have a maximum spring range of 2m, while the neap range is 0.1m. Tidal currents in the area ...
6 Oct 11
Local Area

UAE - Persian Gulf

The approaches to the S coast of the Persian Gulf are generally shallow, with a few offshore reefs and islands. Inside the 40m curve, which comprises roughly the area of Great Pearl Bank, the depths are irregular because of the reefs and shoals which extend offshore for many miles ...
8 Oct 11

Persian Gulf - Arabian Gulf

This inland sea of some 251,000 km² is connected to the Gulf of Oman in the east by the Strait of Hormuz; and its western end is marked by the major river delta of the Shatt al-Arab, which carries the waters of the Euphrates and the Tigris. Its length is 989 kilometres, with ...
18 Oct 14

Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering about 20% of the Earth's water surface. It is bounded on the north by Asia (including the Indian subcontinent, after which it is named); on the west by Africa; on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, ...
6 Apr 12

Dubai Emirate

Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The emirate of Dubai is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has the largest population with the second-largest land territory by area of all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi.The emirate of Dubai ...
14 Oct 11

Ajman Emirate

Ajman (also spelt Ujman) is one of the 7 emirates constituting the UAE. With an area of just 260 km², Ajman is the smallest emirate by area. Its seat of governement is Ajman, which is bordered on its north, south, and east by Sharjah. Located along the Persian Gulf, ...
12 Oct 11

Umm Al Qaywayn emirate

Umm Al Quwain  is one of the 7 emirates between Ajman and Ra's al Khaymah on the West coast of the United Arab Emirates.It covers  an area of 800 square kilometres and stretches from the beautiful, lush green coastal mangroves lining the ...
10 Oct 11
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