His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan is
the hereditary emir and ruler of Abu Dhabi, as well
as the current president of the United Arab Emirates
All the embassies are based here. The parliamentary
buildings in which the federal Cabinet meets, most of
the federal ministries and institutions, the foreign
embassies, state broadcasting facilities, and most of
the oil companies are also located in Abu Dhabi. The
emirate is also the home of Zayed University and the
Higher Colleges of Technology.
Abu Dhabi's oil wealth has been wisely utilized to
encourage a healthy trade and commerce atmosphere, including
those apart from oil industries. State-of-the-art communication
services and transport, the presence of all the international
luxury hotel chains, rich shopping malls, cultural centers
and events have made the emirate a favorite destination
for visitor and home to many nationalities. Activities
range from shopping in the upmarket shops to haggling
in the souk (market), travelling in an air conditioned
limousine to riding a camel in the desert, dining in
five-star luxury to sampling Bedouin hospitality under
the night sky.
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