largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates: c. 26,000 sq mi (67,340 sq km); pop. 670,000
its chief city, on the Persian Gulf: capital of United Arab Emirates: pop. 363,000
See Abu Dhabi in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A sheikdom and city of eastern Arabia on the Persian Gulf. The city is the capital of the federated United Arab Emirates. With enormous oil revenues, the sheikdom has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. Population: 552,000.