The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven emirates situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia. The seven states, termed emirates, are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, is a multi-cultural city with an interesting fusion of modernity and tradition. It has one of the world’s largest oil reserves where the resulting revenue and international investments have made it one of the world’s richest cities and the fastest growing in the region.
The impressive cosmopolitan nature of the city of Abu Dhabi with its first-class infrastructure has attracted people from across the world to settle for living and working in this city. Local and international investors have realized the potential of Abu Dhabi’s location as the gateway of one of the most strategic regions in the world. A comprehensive Urban Structure Framework Plan for the development of the City of Abu Dhabi was unveiled and it will guide planning decisions for the next 25 years. Under the plan, the city is projected to grow to over three million people by 2030. Developments in neighboring islands will evoke the construction of several infrastructure projects, mainly bridges, to facilitate transportation and to encourage businesses and consumers to invest in these properties which will sustain the City’s reputation as the Capital of investment.