<p class="MsoNormal"><br> Of the seven sheikhdoms that make up the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is the largest geographically. Its capital city of the same name is also the federal capital and seat of government. Distinguished by a skyline of ultramodern high-rises, the city of Abu Dhabi sits on a T-shaped island, one of nearly 200 that dot the emirate’s Persian Gulf coastline.</p>

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Of the seven sheikhdoms that make up the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is the largest geographically. Its capital city of the same name is also the federal capital and seat of government. Distinguished by a skyline of ultramodern high-rises, the city of Abu Dhabi sits on a T-shaped island, one of nearly 200 that dot the emirate’s Persian Gulf coastline.

Photograph by Dave Yoder, National Geographic

Abu Dhabi City

See pictures of the capital city of Abu Dhabi in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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