Abu Dhabi (Father of Deer) is the capital and the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates in terms of population and the largest of the seven member emirates of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast. The city proper had a population of 621,000 in 2012.
Abu Dhabi posseses 95% of the U.A.E.’s resources. About 2.4 million barrels are pumped every day and experts predict that the Emirate – the world’s 10th largest oil producer – has reserves for the next 200 years.
Port Zayed as the main gate of the Abu Dhabi Emirate to the outside world extends valuable services to a wide range of private and public sectors including the shipping lines, shipping agents, importers, businessmen and other port users.
The unique location of the Port with its great potential allows it to play a major role in the Gulf region and the Middle East. The total area of the Seaport is 510 hectares in addition to 1000 square meters being the area of the Free Port. Port Zayed has presently 21 berths with individual depths varying between 9.5 and 15 meters, allowing the arrival of all types of commercial trans-ocean ships.