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A mega 123-metres high flagpole featuring the UAE flag will be constructed at the Jumeirah Open Beach following approval by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Artist’s impression of the 123m flagpole that will be built at the Jumeirah beach.
In an announcement made on Saturday, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said that the pole will be a visible landmark in Dubai.
The final design and main components of the Union Museum have also been endorsed which will be constructed at the Union House, where the UAE’s constitutional founding document was signed.
The new design of the museum is inspired by portraits of Their Highnesses the Shaikhs signing the constitution of the UAE on the December 2, 1971. The writing pen and document containing the provisions of the constitution have been used as key elements in the imposing structures of the museum. This concept is complemented by the inkstand replicated in the Union House, and the simple and sleek lines on the external profile of the building signify a folded paper, giving it a unique manifestation without overshadowing the shape of the Union House.
“The Union House building comprises eight sections; section one comprises an educational museum, and section two highlights the story of the neighbourhood during the pre-Union era along with the life patterns of populace in various environments. Section three highlights the roadmap leading to the formation of the union together with the key local, regional and international events in that period. Section four focuses on the blueprints of the union epitomised in the studious efforts of the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the late Shaikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, whereas section five presents information about the Union citing key factors behind the formation of the federation.
Section six narrates the details of how the federation state was established; section seven is devoted to the constitution of the UAE, and section eight sheds light on the achievements made since the formation of the Union,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of RTA.
“The Union House seeks to restore the historical value of the site which witnessed the signing and the declaration of the UAE federation such that it will act as a destination for citizens, residents and tourists to acquaint themselves with the phases and challenges experienced during the formation of the UAE,” he said.
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