About Abu Dhabi

About Abu Dhabi

LOCATION AND AREA

Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second-most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (after Dubai). It is also the capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which is the largest of the UAE's seven emirates. The city of Abu Dhabi is located on an island in the Persian Gulf, off the Central West Coast. Most of the city and the Emirate reside on the mainland connected to the rest of the country. As of 2020, Abu Dhabi's urban area had an estimated population of 1.48 million, out of 2.9 million in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, as of 2016.

Abu Dhabi houses local and federal government offices and is the home of the United Arab Emirates Government and the Supreme Petroleum Council. The city is home to the President of the UAE, who is a member of the Al Nahyan family. Abu Dhabi's rapid development and urbanization, coupled with the massive oil and gas reserves and production and relatively high average income, have transformed it into a large, developed metropolis. It is the country's center of politics and industry, and a major culture and commerce center. Abu Dhabi accounts for about two-thirds of the roughly $400 billion UAE economy.

Cinema and Media

Since 2010, Abu Dhabi has become one of the major shooting spots for foreign films. Some of the films featuring Abu Dhabi are (in ascending order of release):

  • The Kingdom(2007)
  • Sex and the City 2(2010)[129]
  • Arrambam(2013)
  • Furious 7(2015)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens(2015)
  • Dishoom(2016)
  • War Machine(2017)
  • Tiger Zinda Hai(2017)
  • Race 3(2018)
  • Six Underground(2019)
  • Saaho(2019)

 

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