About Abu Dhabi
The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates and hosts the UAE’s capital – Abu Dhabi City. The capital is one of the most modern cities in the region and the world. It is the bustling metropolitan centre of the United Arab Emirates and headquarters of oil operating companies and foreign embassies as well. The Bedouin values however are still greatly present and have been passed on through generations
From the early beginnings, Bedouins have served as the building blocks of Abu Dhabi’s society and form an essential part of the emirate’s rich heritage. The Bedouins are nomadic people who travelled through the desert raising camels, sheep and goats.
Traditional handicraft and art such as embroidery and weaving has been largely dominated by Bedouin women who have passed on the skills from one generation to the next.
In recent years, Abu Dhabi witnessed unprecedented development, which contributed to a rapid economic, urban and population expansion. As a result Abu Dhabi’s 2030 Plan was developed to set the stage for the emirate’s long-term growth with a structured and clearly articulated development strategy addressing all sectors. Abu Dhabi's oil wealth has been wisely utilized to encourage free trade and commerce as a stable alternative to oil dependency. The promotion of tourism, industrial and privatization projects have and will further elevate Abu Dhabi into a prominent business and leisure capital, attracting more global firms and international investors.