Yemen’s Houthi rebels, backed by Iran, have taken responsibility for the attack.
They are reportedly equipped with “kamikaze drones”, supplied by Tehran.
According to Abu Dhabi police, a fire broke out on a construction site at Abu Dhabi International Airport as a result of the strike.
Three fuel tankers also exploded in the industrial Musaffah area near storage facilities of oil firm ADNOC.
Mohamed al-Bukhaiti, Houthi senior figure, said the military strike targeted the UAE following the deal between UAE and Saudi Arabia, local news outlet Gulf Online reported.
He said strikes will continue following two reported drone incidents.
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