Tara Shrine - Misha Glenny -
Abu Dhabi ... One of the hottest places on Earth. It is a city that has harnessed the power technology to defy the laws of Nature. Tara Shine, environmental scientist, cited Brave New World with Stephen Hawking II: Technology, Channel 4 2011
The al-Nahyans of Abu Dhabi. The discovery of huge oil reserves on Abu Dhabi territory proved a godsend to Dubai and the other five emirates that formed the new state of United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1973 after the British decided to withdraw all its forces east of Suez. At present extraction, Abu Dhabi's oil will last for another 200 years. The al-Nahyans’ cash ... is estimated to stand at $500,000,000,000 – half a trillion. Misha Glenny, McMafia
Abu Dhabi has been generous in its subsidies to the six other emirates of the UAE, which have no comparable oil fields. ibid.