Abu Dhabi - International Relations - Twin Towns and Cities

Twin Towns and Cities

Abu Dhabi is twinned with:

  • Bethlehem, Palestinian Authority
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Houston, Texas, United States
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Minsk, Belarus
  • Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Iquique, Chile
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Roskilde, Denmark

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