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Abu Dhabi: Federal capital of the United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second-most populous city of the United Arab Emirates. 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 2019, Abu Dhabi's urban area had an estimated population of 1.45 million, out of 2.9 million in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, as of 2016.

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As Aramco hails record IPO, Abu Dhabi's ADNOC whips up $19 billion

The talk's all been about Saudi Aramco, and the suspense of its historic drive to whip up international cash. But, more quietly, its Gulf oil peer ADNOC has also been courting foreign funds - and its..
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Factbox: Abu Dhabi's ADNOC attracts billions from foreign investors

Over the past three years, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has expanded its oil and gas business and quietly raised more than $19 billion in a variety of ways. See main story:
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Videos for Abu Dhabi

Catalan-Spanish conductor Jordi Savall enthralls UAE audiences [Video]Catalan-Spanish conductor Jordi Savall enthralls UAE audiences

Award-winning Catalan-Spanish conductor and musician Jordi Savall, performed at Abu Dhabi’s Cultural Foundation theatre this month.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 12:00Published

’Palace of the Nation’: Qasr Al Watan attracts visitors to Abu Dhabi [Video]’Palace of the Nation’: Qasr Al Watan attracts visitors to Abu Dhabi

One of the UAE’s latest cultural landmarks, Qasr Al Watan, is a place that translates from Arabic to mean, the ‘Palace of the Nation’.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 12:00Published


Malaysian graft buster: Voice clips prove Najib Razak cover-up [Video]Malaysian graft buster: Voice clips prove Najib Razak cover-up

Former prime minister caught on audio recording purportedly seeking help from Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:03Published

'Ring of Fire' eclipse enthralls skywatchers in Middle East, Asia [Video]'Ring of Fire' eclipse enthralls skywatchers in Middle East, Asia

A rare annular eclipse drew crowds astronomers, tourists, and devotees to witness the solar phenomenon across a broad swath of the globe. Zachary Goelman reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:06Published

Tyga hospitalised in Abu Dhabi [Video]Tyga hospitalised in Abu Dhabi

Tyga has been hospitalised in Abu Dhabi, just days after saying that he felt "under the weather" at a gig.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:02Published

Six-time champ Hamilton "above cloud nine" after successful F1 season [Video]Six-time champ Hamilton "above cloud nine" after successful F1 season

Lewis Hamilton reflects on his sixth Formula One title as he arrives for the British Fashion Awards.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:50Published

Man City stake sale values soccer club at $4.8 bln [Video]Man City stake sale values soccer club at $4.8 bln

U.S. private equity firm Silver Lake is buying a stake of just over ten percent in Manchester City for $500 mln, valuing the English club at $4.8 bln. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

 

Indonesia, UAE sign $23 bn investment deals: officials

indonesia, uae sign $23 bn investment deals: officials
Other investments include deals in ports, renewable energy and agriculture. JAKARTA: The figure includes nearly a dozen deals signed after a meeting between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Crown..
WorldNews - Published

Demi Burton jailed for attacking Etihad cabin crew mid-flight

Demi Burton was restrained by six crew members and passengers on the Abu Dhabi to Manchester flight.
BBC News - Published

IBM enters Middle East's data centre race with two facilities in the UAE

ibm enters middle east's data centre race with two facilities in the uae
US tech company IBM unveiled two new data centres in the UAE on Tuesday, its first foray into the Middle East and Africa cloud storage business, as it looks to capitalise on growing demand for services..
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France's Macron discusses Middle East tensions with Iraq's Salih and UAE

French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the latest tensions in the Middle East on Saturday with Iraq President Barham Salih and with the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi Crown..
Reuters - Published

UAE Crown Prince announces $200m support for Pakistan

uae crown prince announces $200m support for pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday underlined the importance of Pakistan-United Arab Emirates special relationship and laid emphasis on deeper economic ties between the two sides during..
WorldNews - Published

UAE fund allocates $200 million to support economic projects in Pakistan: WAM

The de facto United Arab Emirates ruler, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, instructed the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development to allocate $200 million to support small and..
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Indian expats in Abu Dhabi submit memorandum to embassy; want CAA revoked


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Infrastructure investments to boost UAE growth

infrastructure investments to boost uae growth
Dubai: The UAE economy is expected to keep up the momentum through 2020, according to the latest forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Institute of International Finance (IIF). In..
WorldNews - Published

The UAE is a leader in giving humanitarian aid

the uae is a leader in giving humanitarian aid
For the past several years, the UAE’s global stature in the humanitarian field has grown steadily, enhanced by its generous distribution of international aid. Take the country’s total foreign aid..
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Thousands of Christians celebrate Christmas in UAE

thousands of christians celebrate christmas in uae
ABU DHABI: Thousands of Christians across the country attended the Christmas mass and service yesterday to mark the occasion of Christmas. In Abu Dhabi, worshippers started gathering as early as 4am at..
WorldNews - Published

From where to view solar eclipse tomorrow

from where to view solar eclipse tomorrow
Dubai Dubai: The UAE space agency, in collaboration with the Dubai Astronomy Groups, has organised three different viewing locations to view the annular solar eclipse and ‘Ring of Fire’ on December..
WorldNews - Published

Serbia editor due to address U.N. graft meeting turned away from UAE

An editor of a Serbian website that investigates organized crime was denied entry to Abu Dhabi, where he was due to address a U.N. conference on corruption, after being told he had been blacklisted by..
Reuters - Published

Australian court sentences would-be airline bombers to 76 years in prison

Two brothers have been sentenced to a total of 76 years in prison by an Australian court for planning to blow up an Etihad Airways flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi with a bomb hidden in a meat grinder.
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Most popular Instagram photos of 2019

most popular instagram photos of 2019
1 of 20 Pope Francis and Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb kiss each other after signing a document on fighting extremism, during an inter-religious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu..
WorldNews - Published

Europe’s Wizz Air to launch Abu Dhabi carrier next year

europe’s wizz air to launch abu dhabi carrier next year
ABU DHABI: European low-cost airline Wizz Air said on Thursday it plans to launch Wizz Air Abu Dhabi in the second half of 2020, its first carrier outside of Europe. Budapest-based Wizz...
WorldNews - Published

UAE weather: Dubai and Abu Dhabi to see sunshine again

uae weather: dubai and abu dhabi to see sunshine again
After a deluge of rain earlier this week, the UAE will see sunshine and some cloud on Thursday. It is expected to be humid...
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UAE weather: Heavy rain falls across the country as police issue emergency alert

uae weather: heavy rain falls across the country as police issue emergency alert
Rain lashed the UAE coastline early on Wednesday as the outer bands of a storm approached the country. Abu Dhabi experienced heavy downpours in parts at around 5am, as satellite images showed the..
WorldNews - Published

Trump, Obama advisers say Russia, Iran remain threats to US

trump, obama advisers say russia, iran remain threats to us
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Russia's challenge to NATO and democratic nations, as well as Iran's influence on the wider Middle East, remain two of the top threats to world peace, two..
WorldNews - Published

Mercedes' warning shot shows how hard it will be to dethrone

mercedes' warning shot shows how hard it will be to dethrone
Mercedes ended the F1 season with a flourish and, though Lewis Hamilton might have longed for more battles in Abu Dhabi, a crushing victory at the end of an open second half of 2019 was a timely..
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Tyga hospitalised in Abu Dhabi after F1 club performance: thanks doctors for 'the best care'

tyga hospitalised in abu dhabi after f1 club performance: thanks doctors for 'the best care'
A face-mask-clad Tyga has shared photos from a hospital in Abu Dhabi, thanking doctors for treating him with "the best care". The rapper was in the UAE capital for his appearance at the Base F1 pop-up..
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Hamilton gets final pole position of the season in Abu Dhabi to end drought!

hamilton gets final pole position of the season in abu dhabi to end drought!
Hamilton was on his longest streak without pole position since joining Mercedes, going nine weekends without setting the pace on a Saturday afternoon as the German works team completed another one-two,..
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Lewis Hamilton takes dominant Abu Dhabi pole position

Lewis Hamilton takes superb pole position at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as Ferrari appear to mistime setting their final laps.
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Hamilton takes Abu Dhabi pole as Ferrari mess up final timed lap

Lewis Hamilton takes a superb pole position at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as Ferrari appear to mistime setting their final laps.
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Verstappen on top in final Abu Dhabi practice

verstappen on top in final abu dhabi practice
The top three were separated by less than a tenth of a second at the Yas Marina circuit where the Dutchman clocked the best lap in one minute and 36.566 seconds, 0.074 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton..
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Bottas tops Abu Dhabi practice despite bizarre Grosjean crash

Valtteri Bottas leads Lewis Hamilton to a Mercedes one-two in second practice at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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Vettel and Leclerc to continue racing each other despite Brazil crash

vettel and leclerc to continue racing each other despite brazil crash
Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc have been told they are free to continue racing each other despite their embarrassing crash in Brazil. Vettel had been due to appear alongside his..
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Ferrari have a lot to prove in F1 season finale

ferrari have a lot to prove in f1 season finale
ABU DHABI – World champion Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team would be excused if they decided to take things a little easy at Sunday's Formula One season finale in Abu Dhabi while rivals Ferrari..
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Valtteri Bottas to start at back of Abu Dhabi grid

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas will start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from the back of the grid because of an engine-related penalty.
BBC News - Published

Factbox: From Madison Square Garden to Alibaba, Silver Lake's $43 billion empire

U.S. private equity firm Silver Lake has bought a 10% stake in Manchester City's Abu Dhabi-controlled owner, adding to its $43 billion worth of investments which include the world's best-known sports..
Reuters - Published

Manchester City owner scores $4.8 billion price tag with stake sale

Manchester City's Abu Dhabi-controlled owner has agreed to sell a $500 million stake to U.S. private equity firm Silver Lake, making it the world's most valuable soccer group with a $4.8 billion price..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Ownership of leading European soccer clubs

The Abu Dhabi-controlled soccer group that owns Manchester City has agreed to sell a $500 million stake to U.S. private equity firm Silver Lake, making it the world's most valuable soccer group with a..
Reuters - Published

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed receives Mohammed Bin Salman in Abu Dhabi

sheikh mohamed bin zayed receives mohammed bin salman in abu dhabi
Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Wednesday received Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdul..
WorldNews - Published

Mercedes have 'a point to prove' in Abu Dhabi - Wolff

Mercedes are heading to this weekend's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix "with a point to prove".
BBC News - Published

France says Abu Dhabi to host HQ for European naval mission for the Gulf

A French naval base in Abu Dhabi will serve as the headquarters for a European-led mission to protect Gulf waters that will be operational soon, France's defense minister said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Brazil end five-game winless run by beating South Korea

Brazil end their five-game winless run with a comfortable victory over South Korea in Abu Dhabi.
BBC News - Published

Abu Dhabi bond offerings to use private cash to tackle social ills

abu dhabi bond offerings to use private cash to tackle social ills
Abu Dhabi is to launch an innovative new plan to use private sector finance to tackle complex social problems. In a first for the Middle East, ‘social impact bonds’ will be offered to potential..
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Fire extinguished at Shams 1 solar field in Abu Dhabi, no injuries: Statement

A fire has been extinguished on Saturday at Shams 1 solar field in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, with no injures reported, the company said.
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Ex-Main Line woman, boss sentenced to 15 years in Kuwait case

ex-main line woman, boss sentenced to 15 years in kuwait case
Marsha Lazareva, a Russian citizen with a Wharton MBA whose effort to clear her name in a pair of Kuwaiti fraud cases has been endorsed by a handful of conservative Republican Congress members and U.S...
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UNIDO and RUSSIA’s PJSC Norilsk Nickel To Collaborate On Environmentally-Sound Technologies

ABU DHABI, 4 November 2019 – LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Dmitry Pristanskov, State Secretary - Vice President of PJSC Norilsk..
WorldNews - Published

Abu Dhabi groups UAE defense firms under one roof to cut costs

Abu Dhabi plans to group more than 25 state-owned and private entities in the UAE defense sector, with combined annual revenues of $5 billion, into a single defense company.
Reuters - Published

Abu Dhabi launches advanced defense technology company

Abu Dhabi's government said on Tuesday it was launching a new company, EDGE, that will invest in defense technology.
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Abu Dhabi discovers new oil and gas reserves

abu dhabi discovers new oil and gas reserves
Abu Dhabi's Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) on Monday announced a rise in the UAE's oil and gas reserves and launched a new pricing mechanism for Abu Dhabi National Oil Co's (Adnoc) flagship Murban..
WorldNews - Published

UAE central bank: studying proposed projects in Lebanon

The United Arab Emirates' central bank said on Sunday it is studying projects for Lebanon that had been proposed an at investment forum in the capital Abu Dhabi last month.
Reuters - Published

CBD Melbourne: Frangopoulos sheikh-en, not stirred

After less than a year, it appears he’s become the chief executive of Abu Dhabi-based International Media Investments. As one News Corp executive unkindly quipped, it's probably just eight blokes in..
The Age - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro aims to patch up with Arab nations on Gulf trip

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrives in Abu Dhabi on Saturday for a tour of three Gulf states, hoping to turn the page on a diplomatic storm last year with Arab nations over a proposal to move..
Reuters - Published

Fun things to do in the UAE on Thursday, October 24

fun things to do in the uae on thursday, october 24
ABU DHABI Adventure Trek Adventure Trek Image Credit: Supplied Connect With Nature, a UAE-wide environment programme and app by Emirates-Nature WWF and the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, has launched a..
WorldNews - Published

World's oldest pearl discovered near Abu Dhabi

The 8,000-year-old pearl will be displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi from the end of the month.
BBC News - Published

UAE to lift Lebanon travel ban from Tuesday: WAM

The United Arab Emirates will lift a ban on its citizens traveling to Lebanon from Tuesday, UAE state news agency WAM said on Monday, as a Lebanese delegation visits Abu Dhabi seeking support for its..
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