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Photos: Shaikh Mohammed's daughter Shaikha Latifa, husband visit Dubai's Etihad Museum

Curated by Yousuf Saifuddin Kapadia/Dubai
Filed on January 19, 2017
Photos: Shaikh Mohammeds daughter Shaikha Latifa, husband visit Dubais Etihad Museum

(Instagram)

And this adorable picture of the royal couple at the Dubai landmark is melting hearts online.

The Etihad Museum in Dubai, that opened to public in January this year, has become another tourist hot spot for tourists and residents, who want to learn the fascinating story of the formation of the United Arab Emirates. 

Earlier this month - among the many residents who visited the museum - a special couple, probably, made their first public appearance together when they also paid a visit to the museum.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's daughter Her Highness Shaikha Latifa and her husband Shaikh Faisal Saud Khalid Al Qasimi visited the state-of-the-art museum located next to Union House, the birthplace of the UAE where in 1971 the treaty was signed to create the Arab world's first federation.

It is noteworthy that the young Shaikha is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority - and the museum is one of their initiatives.

According to her recent Instagram story and pictures posts, Shaikha visited the museum with her husband, sharing pictures and videos of the various interactive exhibits showing the journey of the UAE over the decades.

Here are some posts from their visit:

 

Our founding fathers ???? ?????? ????????

A photo posted by Latifa M R Al Maktoum (@latifamrm1) on

 

????? ???? ???????? ??????? ??????? ?? ???? ??????? The constitution of the United Arab Emirates in the @etihadmuseumae

A video posted by Latifa M R Al Maktoum (@latifamrm1) on

 

- ???? ?? ???? ???? ??? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ????? ?? - #?????_???_???? #LatifaMRM1

A photo posted by ????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? (@latifa_mrm_almaktoum1) on

But this adorable picture of the couple is melting hearts online - the newly married couple sitting together in front of a large screen displaying portraits of UAE's founding fathers:

She captioned the post:

"The Spirit of the Union that dwells deep within our hearts requires safeguarding our unity, holding fast to our methodology and intensifying efforts to serve our people and our beloved homeland" - Shaikh Mohammed

 

 

The couple recently got married in December last year, after getting engaged in November.

They got engaged in a grand ceremony attended by family and friends at Dubai's World Trade Centre, which caught the media's attention after the couple announced their engagement on Instagram.

The event was attended by members of UAE's royal families and dignitaries.

The dashing husband belongs to a royal family from Ras Al Khaimah and is a dynamic entrepreneur in the finance and banking sector.

Etihad Museum

The Etihad Museum presents experience-driven exhibitions, interactive programmes and education initiatives that explore the chronology of events that culminated in the formation of the Union of the Emirates in 1971. The key emphasis is on the period between 1968 and 1974.

Through interactive exhibits and learning programmes, the museum tells the story of the Union's creation from the perspective of the country's leaders. The experience also aims to educate visitors about the nation's constitution, in particular the rights, privileges and responsibilities that it bestows upon the people of the UAE.

The museum collection includes objects and documents relating to the events of the formation of the UAE, and will contribute to an active research and publishing programme on the story of the Union.

Quick facts

> Opening hours: 10am to 8pm daily

> Ticket prices: Dh25 for those aged 25 and above; Dh10 for those aged between six and 24 years; and free entry for those aged under five years

> Etihad Museum is spread over an area of 26,000 square metres

> The structure is in the shape of a manuscript, inspired by the Unification Agreement, with the seven leaning columns represent the pens that signed the declaration of the constitution in 1971

yousufk@khaleejtimes.com


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