Khalifa City A is on the main highway to Dubai, about 25 kilometres from Abu Dhabi, and is close to Abu Dhabi International Airport and Yas Island. Etihad Airways has its head office in Khalifa City A. Khalifa City A, which already has around 600-700 houses, will be adjacent to the prestigious Al Raha Beach project. This project will include residential and commercial units, as well as many international hotels. The project is being built by Aldar properties. Emirates ID have their HQ here.
Khalifa City was divided into three areas, originally known as: Khalifa City A (now known as Khalifa City), Khalifa City B (now known as Shakhbout City) and New Khalifa City (now known as Zayed City). While the other communities have adopted their new names, this community is still known popularly by its old name, Khalifa City A.