Abu Dhabi

Country Profile

Emirate of Abu Dhabi
(Imārat Abū Ẓabī)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
02 December 1971
Capital City:
Abu Dhabi
Total Area Ranking:
n/a of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
n/a of 242 in the World

The Country


Abu Dhabi is one of the emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates. It is located in the south of the country, and has borders with Saudi Arabia to the south and west, Oman to the east, Dubai to the north east and the Persian Gulf to the north.

About 93% of the land area is desert or arid land, with only 5% of the land considered ‘green’. Only 30% of the emirate is inhabited. The coastal region includes dozens of small islands – mostly small and uninhabited. The emirate has a land area of 67,340 sq km (26,000 sq miles), making it the largest emirate.

The population was 921,000 million in 2013, making it the second most populous of the emirates. About 25.6% of the population are UAE nationals, and 74.4% expatriates. The city itself lies on the Persian Gulf coast. The oasis city of Al Ain lies close to the border with Oman.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Abu Dhabi History

Further National Information

wikipedia: Abu Dhabi
wikipedia: History of Abu Dhabi


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Abu Dhabi.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Abu Dhabi civil aircraft use the UAE registration sequence A6-AAA to A6-ZZZ.

All-time United Arab Emirates – civil aircraft register (A6-aaa)
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (UAE Air Force)

Historical military air arms-
Air Force (Abu Dhabi Air Force) [1968-1999]
The ADAF merged with the Dubai Union Air Force to form the UAE Air Force in 1999.

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Abu Dhabi Amriri Flight)
Coast Guard Aviation (UAE Coast Guard) – no aviation unit

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – the Police Air Wing provides helicopter EMS services
Police Aviation (Abu Dhabi Police Air Wing)

Commercial Aviation

Etihad Airways
Royal Jet

wikipedia: Airlines of Abu Dhabi

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Abu Dhabi

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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