Abu Dhabi

[ ah-boo -dah-bee ]
/ ˈɑ bu ˈdɑ bi /

noun

a sheikdom in the N United Arab Emirates, on the S coast of the Persian Gulf.
the capital of this sheikdom.
the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

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British Dictionary definitions for Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi
/ (ˈæbuː ˈdɑːbɪ) /

noun

a sheikhdom (emirate) of SE Arabia, on the S coast of the Persian Gulf: the chief sheikhdom and capital of the United Arab Emirates, consisting principally of the port of Abu Dhabi and a desert hinterland; contains major oilfields. Pop: 476 000 (2005 est). Area: 67 350 sq km (25 998 sq miles)
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