the largest of the seven member states of the United Arab Emirates, lying between Oman and the Gulf coast; population 2,061,100 (est. 2009). The former sheikhdom joined the federation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971.
the capital of the state of Abu Dhabi; population 896,800 (est. 2009). It is also the federal capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Abu Dhabi in other Oxford dictionaries
Definition of Abu Dhabi in the US English dictionary