Dynamic, Modern, Innovative
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a thriving metropolis at the core of the country's political, cultural and commercial life. One of the world's wealthiest oil-rich cities (per capita worth USD 17 million) Abu Dhabi is now diversifying its economy away from its reliance on the oil sector and into cultural, recreational and business offerings.
A key element in this restructuring process is a commitment to the visionary Abu Dhabi 2030 Urban Structure Framework Plan. This builds on the city's strong economy, growing population and key location at the center of the Middle East. Abu Dhabi's sustained and ambitious development and infrastructure program ensures that as its population climbs from 1.4 to 3 million the Emirate remains a lively, modern place in which to live and work.
Abu Dhabi's status as a dynamic, contemporary city is acknowledged by the increasing numbers of global organizations making it their Middle Eastern destination of choice. More than 50 international embassies are based in the city, along with global luxury and business hotels: the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island (formerly Sowwah Island) and Rosewood Abu Dhabi are coming on stream in the next two years.
Sporting fixtures on the world calendar include the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the F1 Powerboat World Championships, FIFA Club World Cup, the Abu Dhabi Tennis World Championship and the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.