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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

OVERVIEW
- Abu Dhabi is new, yet ancient. The earliest civilizations in this part of the world date back to the bronze age, but Abu Dhabi itself was still a sleepy emirate in 1971 when the British pulled out of the Gulf region and seven sovereign sheikdoms united to become the United Arab Emirates. Today Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates, the federal capital and a shiny symbol of Arabic pride. In just a handful of decades Abu Dhabi has matured into one of the world's great travel destinations. It is exotic and exciting, perfectly located between Europe and Asia and offers a unique insight to the Middle East and Islamic culture. And of course, great shopping!

POPULATION
- 928,000
Land Area: 23 square miles

LANGUAGES
- Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu

CURRENCY
- UAE Dirham (Dh)

CURRENCY
- Islam

WEATHER:

Average May to September: 35°C - 40°C (95°F - 104°F), humidity can reach 90 percent

October to April: hovers around 25°C

July and August: 40°C - 41°C (104°F - 105.8°F)
December to February (Winter): 25°C (77°F)