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12 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT ABU DHABI

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Abu Dabhi is the capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates(the most populous being Dubai), and also capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the largest of the UAE's seven emirates. So We concluded some most amazing facts about ABU DHABI.

Here are the 12 interesting facts about ABU DHABI.

Abu Dhabi means Father of the Gazelle

Abu Dhabi means “Father of the Gazelle” - It isn’t clear where the name ‘Abu Dhabi’ came from. But when translated directly from Arabic, it means “Father of the Gazelle.

Yas marina circuit

The Yas Marina Circuit cost an estimated AED 3.6 billion to construct and is the most technologically advanced circuit in the world. The track can be split into two tracks to host two races simultaneously.

Capital Gate Building

The Capital Gate Building leans more than the tower of Pisa! - The building slopes at an 18-degree angle which is 14 degrees more than the tower of Pisa. It is the furthest leaning building in the world.

Camel Race using Robot Jockeys

Camel Race using Robot Jockeys - Camel racing is common to Abu Dhabi. However, while wailing children were previously used as jockeys to scare the camels and to make them run, now robots are used as jockeys to make the camels race.

Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi

The Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is one of the most exciting on the annual Formula 1 circuit (the 2010 race is November 14). The track is part of the $40-billion, 6,000-acre (2,430-hectare) Yas Island development.

Abu Dhabi was designed by Japanese architect Dr Takahashi in 1967

Abu Dhabi was designed by Japanese architect Dr Takahashi in 1967 with the guidance of Sheikh Zayed. The city was originally built for 40,000 people but over time increased to be able to accommodate over 600,000 people.

2015 Abu Dhabi had 383887 camels

In 2015 Abu Dhabi had 383887 camels.

Abu Dhabi consists of 700 kilometres coastline and has 200 islands

Abu Dhabi consists of 700 kilometres coastline and has 200 islands.

Abu Dhabi produced 93,075 tons of dates in 2015

Abu Dhabi produced 93,075 tons of dates in 2015.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - Famed as the largest Mosque in Abu Dhabi, this Mosque was established by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to cement the culturally diverse Muslim World. This is truly a monument of endurance as its construction spanned between 1996 -2007.

Lush Gardens in abu dhabi

Lush Gardens - Abu Dhabi has more than 2,000 well maintained parks! Some of them are spread over 400 kilometers of coastline of which 10 kilometers (6 miles) are in public. The Lake Park, one of the parks in the famous Corniche beach area is one of the most visited parks in Abu Dhabi.

Al Ain is a world heritage location

Al Ain is a world heritage location - Al Ain is described as an “important testimony to the transition of cultures in the region from hunting and gathering to sedentarization.” UNESCO sites in Al Ain include the Jebel Hafeet Tombs, Bida Bint Saud and Al Ain Oases to mention a few.

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