First settled in 1761 by tribesmen who found fresh water there, the name Abu Dhabi literally means ‘place of the gazelle’. Today Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE. It is a rather cosmopolitan city, with its bold urban architecture and lush gardens. It is the headquarter for the president of the state, the cabinet, and most of the ministries, the Federal institutions, foreign embassies, Broadcast TV, Zayed Port, Abu Dhabi Airport and most of the oil companies, establishments and commercial markets. The city has grown so rapidly, there is no natural beachfront now, but nonetheless an impressive and attractive city with all modern amenities.