Abu Dhabi


Abu Dha·bi

geographical name \ˌä-bü-ˈdä-bē, -ˈthä-\

Definition of ABU DHABI

1
sheikhdom, member of United Arab Emirates
2
town, its & of United Arab Emirates pop 347,000

Rhymes with ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2005 est.: 633,136), capital of Abu Zaby emirate and national capital of the United Arab Emirates. It occupies most of the small island of Abu Zaby, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge. Settled in 1761, it began to develop rapidly following the discovery of petroleum in 1958; oil royalties revolutionized Abu Dhabi's political and economic position, and it has grown into a modern city and regional hub.

Variants of ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi Arabic Abu Zaby

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