December 22, 2010

أبو ظبي‎

Hi, I posted this article about Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. why ? just for adding our knowledge about one of the richest city and richest Country in the world is in Islam Country especially in the middle east. I dont know why, Im so very Impressed when i knew that what a beautiful of Abu Dhabi, the economic grow so fast, the society so very comfortable also the other aspect. to be honest when i post this article, i really wanna go there as soon as i can, even if it possible i wanna go to collage in there in one of top university in the world! so, lets see fact of Abu Dhabi!

Abu Dhabi (Arabic: أبو ظبي‎ Abū ẓabī, literally Father of deer) is the capital and the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast.

Abu Dhabi houses important offices of the federal government, and is the seat for the United Arab Emirates Government and the home for the Abu Dhabi Emiri Family and the President of the UAE from this family. Abu Dhabi has grown to be a cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed Abu Dhabi to a larger and advanced metropolis. Today the city is the country's center of political, industrial activities, and a major cultural, and commercial centre due to its position as the capital. Abu Dhabi alone generated 56.7% of the GDP of the United Arab Emirates in 2008.

Abu Dhabi at Night

Abu Dhabi is home to important financial institutions such as the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates and the corporate headquarters of many companies and numerous multinational corporations. One of the world's largest producers of oil, Abu Dhabi has actively attempted to diversify its economy in recent years through investments in financial services and tourism. Abu Dhabi is the second most expensive city for expatriate employees in the region, and 50th most expensive city in the world.Fortune & CNN stated that Abu Dhabi is the richest city in the world, although this is subjectiv.


The emirate of Abu Dhabi makes up approximately 87% of the country's total landmass. About 70% of the land is desert, but the emirate also has 700 kilometers of coastline and 200 islands.


December through March is considered the mild season with average temperatures ranging from 20.3°C to 22°C (about 68.54°F to 71.6°F). August is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 40°C (104°F). There is very little rain in Abu Dhabi from May to October; January is the wettest month, typically yielding a minimum of 22mm of rain.


Arabic is the official language of government and business in the UAE, although English, Persian, Hindi, and Urdu are also spoken. All signs (road signs, stores, restaurants, etc.) are either in English or in both English and Arabic. It is quite easy to navigate the city using English. As a general rule, a wider range of languages is spoken, and with a higher level of fluency, in major cities than in rural areas.


The official religion of the UAE is Islam, although other religions are respected and practiced freely.


The UAE's population is about 4.6 million people and is one of the most ethnically diverse in the Middle East. About 19% of the population of the UAE is Emirati; other Arab nationals make up 23%; and South Asians, the largest demographic group, make up 50% of the population. Other expatriates (including Westerners and East Asians) account for 8% of the population.


Education is highly valued in the UAE; since 1975 the literacy rate has risen from 54% among men and 31% among women to nearly 90% for both genders. The vast majority of students in their final year of secondary school apply to university. Today, 90% of women and 80% of men enrolled in the final year of secondary school apply for admission to a higher education institution. In the UAE the school week, like the workweek, is Sunday through Thursday.

Dress Code

Abu Dhabi is considered conservative but tolerant when it comes to dress code. Given the diverse nature of the population, one can see many different types of dress in Abu Dhabi (jeans, a sari, a business suit, a dishdash and abaya). Visitors are free to wear the same clothes that they would wear at home, but men and women typically refrain from wearing excessively revealing clothing out of respect for the local culture and customs. For most of the year, lightweight summer clothing is suitable. Warmer clothes are needed during the winter months, especially in the evening.

So, Are you interesting to visit Abu Dhabi ??

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