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Since the British withdrawal in 1971, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahan has transformed Abu Dhabi from a small town without roads, water or electricity into the bustling capital of the United Arab Emirates. Until recently development focused on Abu Dhabi Island, a 83km 2land mass situated less than 1km to the west of the mainland.