The city of Abu Dhabi is located on an island in the Persian Gulf, off the Central West Coast. Most of the city resides on the mainland connected to the rest of the country. By the latest consensus from 2020, the urban area of Abu Dhabi has an estimated population of 1.48 million citizens. Abu Dhabi used to be an underdeveloped city with local importance only, however, the Emirates’ oil revenue made it possible to evolve into a modern city with contemporary architecture and numerous skyscrapers that the city is known for today. By the beginning of the 90s, the city became the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and ever since, there has been a sequence of programs for promoting the city as a tourist and trade center. Development plans in Abu Dhabi have quickly led to the construction of famous hotels, the foundation of the flag carrier Etihad Airways, and today this is one of the most significant symbols of the city, and of the development of other commercial and residential units.