About Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE and largest of the 7 emirates. With beautiful mangrove fringed islands, turquoise waters and dramatic desert wadis, Abu Dhabi has some spectacular natural scenery. And with the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the incredible Emirates Palace Hotel and all the attractions on Yas Island, there’s some impressive architecture to marvel at too.

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Culture and Heritage

Characterised by breathtaking desert landscapes and miles of sparkling coastline, the UAE prides itself on its rich history and culture, as well as its world-class hotels, museums and art galleries. Islam is its official religion and, although Arabic is the official language, the UAE is conservatively multi-cultural and English is widely spoken in all settings.

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67,340 sq km

67,340 sq km

Abu Dhabi occupies 67,340 sq km

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Population of Abu Dhabi

Population of Abu Dhabi

Population of Abu Dhabi is estimated to be 2.784 million (2015 estimates, Abu Dhabi e-Government)

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Wealthiest emirate

Wealthiest emirate

Abu Dhabi is one of the wealthiest cities in the world, and the wealthiest emirate of the UAE

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14 museums

14 museums

The UAE is home to 14 museums, including the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Louvre Abu Dhabi

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200 nationalities in the UAE

200 nationalities in the UAE

It is estimated that more than 200 nationalities live and work in the UAE

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