Abu Dhabi, a city and an Emirate and the capital of the United Arab Emirates is situated on the island, just off the coast, in Arabian Gulf. It started as a small village of fishermen and pearl divers and now it is one of the most developed and modern cities in the world. Together with Dubai, Abu Dhabi is a hub of trade, commerce and banking in this part of the world and main crossroad to airline traffic connecting east and west.
The United Arab Emirates is the union of seven Emirates (Sheikhdoms) located in the southeast of Arabian Peninsula and on the shores of Persian Gulf. Its capital, Abu Dhabi, is a modern and ever developing and growing city with history going back thousands of years and was globally known as the main pearl trade center in 19th century. Nowadays, Abu Dhabi and the rest of Emirates are known for its oil and gas exploitation and trade industry, which helped develop the country beyond modern era.