Madinat Zayid ('City of Zayed'), with 29,095 inhabitants (2005 census), is the largest town and the administrative centre of Al Dafrah , the westernmost and largest region in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The township was established in 1968 by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The nearby Habshan gas field is an important natural resource.
Madinat Zayed is situated 180 km (110 mi) southwest of the capital city of Abu Dhabi, and 50 km (31 mi) from the coast. The principal road is E45, which connects the town with the E11 in the north and the Liwa Oasis in the south. Another main road leads to Ghayathi.
Madinat Zayed Park is situated close to the town centre and beside road E 45 around hectares (23 hectar). It is located on grid reference mz 1000. (See location map for Madinat Zayed Park)