Abu Dhabi government


GOVERNMENT: A symbiotic relationship between formal and traditional government exists in UAE. The Supreme Council is the country’s top policy making body comprising hereditary rulers from each of the seven emirates. It is responsible for developing and approving federal policies and laws that relate to education, foreign affairs and defence, amongst others. The Council holds a quarterly meeting to tackle federal government issues, in which the rulers of Abu Dhabi have a power of veto over decisions. The Council also meets every five years to reaffirm the existing president or elect a new one. There also the Federal Council of Ministers (executive), the Federal Judiciary and the 40-member Federal National Council (legislative)Furthermore, each of the seven emirates have their own local government, which coordinates closely with the federal institutions and which follows a general pattern of structure, as outlined in the constitution.

Abu Dhabi weather


CLIMATE: Straddling the Tropic of Cancer, Abu Dhabi’s climate as a result is subtropical, with temperatures that vary from warm in the winter months to hot in the summer. The weather in Abu Dhabi is mildest in the months of December (average 20.3° C), through March (average 22° C). January is the coolest month of the year, with an average temperature of 18.4° C . The thermometer starts to climb in April, rising to 26.4° C , and continues to climb steadily to record the emirate’s hottest month in August at an average temperature of 34.9° C. The temperature begins to cool down in September (average 32.5° C).Meanwhile, January is the wettest month of the year, with minimum monthly rainfall of 22mm.