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Abu Dhabi expects economy to grow by 5% in 2012

Abu Dhabi's Department of Economic Development (DED) has said the emirate's government will continue spending on education, health and infrastructure to support growth, which is expected to expand by up to 5% in 2012, Reuters has reported. "For this year, the real growth will be about 4.5%. Next year, I will assume it will be the same level - 4.5%, 5%," said DED undersecretary, Mohamed Omar Abdulla.