Abu Dhabi[ä′bo̵̅o̅ dä′bē]
- 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
A sheikhdom and city of eastern Arabia on the Persian Gulf. The city is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. With enormous oil revenues, the sheikhdom has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.
From Arabic أَبُوظَبِي (ʾabū ẓabī, “father of the gazelle”).