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Abu Dhabi

The emirate of Abu Dhabi is the largest of the United Arab Emirates. It is home to the country’s capital - Abu Dhabi city - and the seat of the Federal Government. Abu Dhabi city was founded by tribesmen who followed a gazelle to discover fresh water there named. Its name means 'father of the gazelle.' Today, this original fishing village is now surrounded by large gardens and parks with tree lined boulevards and sophisticated high-rise buildings.

The city's most prominent central landmark is Emirates Palace, a majestic hotel and conference center which is one of the world's most opulent properties.

The cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi, miles of beautiful coastlines and spectacular desert dunes of red sands make this emirate, a visitors' delight.

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