Museum an inspiring reminder: Khalifa

The Zayed National Museum is destined to become an inspiring permanent reminder of the vision handed down to us from the father of our nation, the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to unite all Emiratis and build a strong and prosperous nation,” President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan said in a comment on the launch of the design of the Zayed National Museum.

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Published: Sat 27 Nov 2010, 12:42 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:11 PM

“As a fitting memorial and a national institution, the museum will serve as a symbol of our historic cultural roots and of the many achievements of our country, providing us with an incentive to continue building our country with the same will and determination,” he said.

“The Zayed National Museum, named after our beloved leader, the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, will be a template of the UAE’s cultural traditions, set in the midst of our nation’s glorious heritage. It is with great pride that we keep his memory alive and close to our hearts,” said His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The museum, which will bring to life UAE’s rich history, will also serve as a memorial to Shaikh Zayed and is set to stand alongside the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Louvre Abu Dhabi amongst the iconic Saadiyat Island Cultural District’s institutions. Set amongst lush gardens, the design features five soaring pavilions representing the feathers of a falcon’s wing, reaching a height of 124 metres, towering over the glittering waters of the Arabian Gulf.

The Zayed National Museum also stands as a symbol of the modernity of the UAE, and its rapid progression over the past forty years.

His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, said: “The late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is one of those figures who truly deserves to be remembered over the years and honoured by generations for his role as an inspiring leader who has managed to overcome life’s challenges and lay the foundations for a bright and prosperous future.”

“Given the importance of Zayed’s heritage and its benefit for future generations, it is only fitting to recognise and praise the initiative to preserve this valuable treasure through the establishment of the Zayed National Museum,” said His Highness Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.

“Today, we translate the idea into a reality, so that the world may record in its memory that our heritage is alive and present, and that it will be perpetuated for all to enjoy its beautiful aroma, with Zayed’s glory standing the test of time, generation after generation,” he continued.

In his statement on the event, His Highness Shaikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Member of the Supreme Council Museum and Ruler of Fujairah said, “The launch of the Zayed National Museum is a testament to history and humanity of the great heritage which Shaikh Zayed, left for us. It is also a source of pride and honour for the sons of the emirates, and a distinctive cultural beacon that demonstrates Shaikh Zayed’s life and accomplishments, through which visitors to the region and citizens of the world will be introduced to the history and culture of the United Arab Emirates.”

His Highness Shaikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, said: “I am delighted to witness the launch of a museum bearing the name of the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may Allah rest his soul, to be a distinctive addition to the cultural institutions in the country.

Through this museum, the coming generations will find images of the life and times during which the late leader lived. It is a life worthy of being observed and appreciated by those who have not witnessed it themselves, so that they may become more proud and devoted to Zayed’s path and legacy.”—

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