Discover Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the largest of the seven emirates forming the federation. H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the President of the UAE and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi.

H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

Abu Dhabi is made of three major areas: The city of Abu Dhabi (the capital), the Al Ain Region and the Al Dhafra Region. It is also home to the Presidential Palace, the The UAE Cabinet, Federal Ministries and the Embassies of Arab and Foreign countries.

Language

Arabic is the official language and English is widely used

Religion

The official religion is Islam, and other religious practices are welcomed

Currency

The official currency is the Emirati Dirham (AED) (USD 1 = AED 3,67)

Area
Abu Dhabi accounts for 87% of the total area of the UAE (equivalent to 67,340 Km2)
Our coastline stretches over 700 kilometers
We have 200 islands, like Das Island, Al Mubarraz Island, and Sir Bani Yas Island

Geographic coordinates

24’28° N, 54’22° E
Ports
Zayed Port and the Free Ports
Khalifa Port
Mussafah Port
Shahama Port
Marfa Port
Delma Port
Sir Baniyas Logistics Port
Mugharrag Port
Al Sila Port
Airports
Abu Dhabi International Airport
Al Ain International Airport
Al Bateen Executive Airport
Delma Airport
Sir Bani Yas Airport
Population

2,65 million (2014)

GDP

at current prices (2014): AED 960 billion

Contribution of the oil sector

to the gross domestic product (2014): 38%

Contribution of the non-oil sector

to the gross domestic product (2014): 62%

Official news agency

Emirates News Agency (WAM)

Local newspapers

Al Ittihad, The National

Our Statistics and Achievements

In 1966, there were 5 schools in Abu Dhabi,

today, we have more than
444 schools
in the emirate

In the late 60’s, there were 2 hospitals in Abu Dhabi,

today, we have more than
45 hospitals
in the emirate

In the late 60’s, there were 29 doctors in Abu Dhabi,

today, more than
7,516 doctors
work in the emirate

In the late 60’s, there were 6,625 housing units in Abu Dhabi,

today, we have more than
400,000
housing units in the emirate

In 1966, the volume of Exports was 1.1 billion AED,

today, it is more than
234 billion

In 1966, foreign trade imports amounted to 42 million AED,

today, it is more than
119 billion

In the late 60’s, the number of passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi airports was 26,683,

today, it is more than
11 million

In 1966, average oil production was 360 thousand barrels per day,

today, it is more than
2.2 million

In 1966, there were 38,179 people living in Abu Dhabi

we have more than
2.8 million
residents today

By the start of the 70’s, the GDP of Abu Dhabi at current prices was 3,267 million

today, it is more than
960,146 million

By the start of the 70’s, the average life expectancy was 49.3 years

today, it is around
76.2 years

Abu Dhabi's cultural landmarks and iconic buildings