Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. They consist of seven emirates. The United Arab Emirates are a country where the contrasts could hardly be greater: wealth from crude oil, wastage of crude oil and at the same time orientation towards a future in the post-oil era.
Transport and air conditioning consume most of the energy here as elsewhere. The architecture does not fit a desert country, originates from cool regions of the world.
The petrol price entices no one to switch to energy-saving vehicles. In the Emirates, petrol costs only one tenth of what it costs in Germany.
A lot of rich Emiratis buy only big and fast cars. They are speed junkies.