Abu-Dhabi - the official capital of the United Arab Emirates, represents the largest on the area an emirate in the state. A city territory also concerns about 200 islands possessed round Arabian peninsula. Has the general borders with an emirate of Dubai (in the east), Oman (in the southeast) and Saudi Arabia (in the southwest).
Abu-Dhabi is based in 1760 at-sight an oasis and a caravan-shed. On an ancient legend, to that place in Persian gulf where the city later has been based, the Arabian hunters were introduced from desert by a gazelle. It has led hunters to a source of pure soft water on one of islands (from here the city name - Abu-Dhabi - «the father of a gazelle»).
Date of addition of an emirate of Abu-Dhabi to the United Arab Emirates became on December, 2nd, 1971 In a city the president residence is possessed. Modern Abu-Dhabi is the centre of the petroleum industry of Arab Emirates (95 % of a petroleum stock of the state here are concentrated). Now the city actively develops, owing to what it often name Manhattan of the Near East. The basic places of interest of Abu-Dhabi it is possible to name set of mosques, numerous fountains. Besides, Abu-Dhabi represents one of the planted most trees and shrubs cities of coast and is referred to as the City of gardens of Persian gulf.
Modern the flag cities represents the panel of a squared shape coloured in red colour. In the top proximate to a staff to flag angle the rectangle of white colour is possessed. Red colour of a cloth symbolises courage and the patriotism of the Arabian people displayed in struggle for freedom and independence of the state; white - cleanliness of thoughts, fidelity and nobleness.
The coat of arms Abu-Dhabi officially is not confirmed.