National Archives Reviews Segments of UAE History in the Presence of Islamic Scholars, Guests of His Highness, President of UAE.

National Archives Reviews Segments of UAE History in the Presence of Islamic Scholars, Guests of His Highness, President of UAE.

National Archives Reviews Segments of UAE History in the Presence of Islamic Scholars, Guests of His Highness, President of UAE.


Islamic Scholars, guests of His Highness President of the UAE visited the National Archives, to be introduced to aspects of the history and heritage of the UAE, the latest methods of preserving the memory of the Nation, and the objectives of the National Archives and its achievements in various national fields.
The Islamic scholars were received and welcomed at the National Archives by his Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Nasser Alraisi, NA's Administrative Consultant, who wished them a happy stay in the country, and expressed his gratitude that the guests dedicated some of their precious time to visit the National Archives.  He presented a brief introduction about the National Archives, which was establishment in 1968 by directives from the founding father, late Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and played a major role in preserving the memory of the nation, organizing government archives, and introducing Civics to educational curricula.  Dr. Alraisi concluded that the National Archives is continuing its humane, charitable and community contributions, particularly in upcoming Year of Giving.
The scholars expressed their happiness and admiration of what they saw, and were impressed with the achievements of the National Archives in terms of preserving the history of the UAE and the Gulf region in general.  Some aspects of the achievements were presented using high technology.
The guests were given a tour of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Hall, which includes samples of written documents, photographs, maps and electronic albums of UAE leaders and most prominent figures in modern era.  The Hall tells the story of the Union, the formation of the first cabinet, and the designing of the country's flag.
The delegation also visited Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed's Virtual Reality Hall, and watched a 3D documentary film about the past and present of the UAE, and the National Archives and its role in preserving the nation's memory. The guests also toured Presidential Archives Section, and were briefed about its role in preparing documentaries about the history and heritage of the UAE.
At the end of the visit, each visitor received a copy of the book "Khalifa; A Journey to the Future" as a gift.  Dr. Hamdi Murad, a Jordanian Islamic researcher said: "What we have seen in the National Archives reflects the UAE's keenness to uphold its proud history and the progress achieved by the country in a record time under its wise leadership, which is known for its wisdom and interest in building man and place, to occupy a prominent place among the nations of the world. He pointed out the importance of the documentary presented by the National Archives to its visitors, which provides them with information about the UAE's past, present and future, and the history of the National Archives. Dr. Murad added: We highly appreciate the national role of the National Archives, and the important information and support it provides for researchers in the history and heritage of the UAE.
The delegation included some 20 scholars from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Yemen, Albania, Indonesia, India and the United States of America.