Abu Dhabi: History and Culture

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Abu Dhabi is the largest emirate in the United Arab of Emirates. Before being called Abu Dhabi, the city was called Milh, which signifies salt in Arabic, possibly because of the profusion of this reserve.

Abu Dhabi: History and Culture

Abu Dhabi: History and Culture

Abu Dhabi refers to Father of the Gazelle, and its first application dates back more than 300 years. The term has been conveyed from generation to generation by means of the legends and poems, it is hard to recognize the factual etymology. Other mythologies state that the name was provided by a man who sought after gazelle and would have obtained this nickname. Some say the name of the city was in the beginning Umm Dhabi, which is the mother of the gazelle, due to the large figure of animals that existed there.

There are many archeological locations in Abu Dhabi that shed lights on the well-off and primordial narration of the emirate. The places enclose a number of castles that symbolize a living depiction of the region&rsquos culture and heritage.

As soon as a tourist/guest moved toward Abu Dhabi in Al Maqta bridge, they would be astonished by the Amaqta Fort, which was constructed before 200 years, and which was a monitoring point for military purposes in order to protect the city’s borders from invaders. And just like some archeological treasuries, Almaqta Fort has also gone through refurbishment works and development to accept the tourists/guests right form Abha Hilla.

Also there is Qasrul Hisn or The White Fort in the capital along Khalid Bin Walid street close to Cultural Establishment. The fort, which was constructed in 1761 was the family residence for Al Nahayyan; Abu Dhabi rulers until 1966.

In Alain city there Heila archeological place that surrounds some villages that the date back to the bronze age and other remains of some primeval graves, potteries and stone vessels, all of which of chronological importance and which are all exhibited in Alain Museum. The place is also enclosed by a public park that gives implausible and preposterous leisure chances for families.

Umm Nar, which dates back to 2700-3200 years BC, is also one of the most significant archeological places in the emirate. Similarly, Almuruh Island at around 100 kilometers west of Abu Dhabi city, including as Bid’a Bint Su’ud region north of Alain.

Mohamed Dekkak

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