The National Archives exhibiting historical photographs at the ceremony of the Embassy of Egypt in celebration of its 66th National Day

The National Archives exhibiting historical photographs at the ceremony of the Embassy of Egypt in celebration of its 66th National Day

Presenting photographs emphasizing the close historical and cultural relations between the two countries:

The National Archives exhibiting historical photographs at the ceremony of the Embassy of Egypt in celebration of its 66th National Day


The National Archives of the UAE participated with a photography exhibition at the ceremony of the Embassy of Egypt in the UAE, in celebration of the 66th National Day of Egypt. NA provided a number of historical photographs that emphasize the close ties between the UAE and the Arab Republic of Egypt.

The exhibition organized by NA contained dozens of photographs that highlight the deep historical relations between the UAE and Egypt, document the frequent meetings between their leaders and reflect the fraternal and sincere relations between the people of the two countries. The exhibition received the attention of officials, heads of Arab and foreign missions and visitors from the public.

On the large screen at the ceremony hall in The St. Regis Abu Dhabi on Corniche, a number of photographs were displayed, documenting Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan reception of Um Kulthum, along with senior statesmen.  The Arab song diva, during her visit to Abu Dhabi to perform two concerts.  Her visit came about as a result of a kind invitation from the founding leader to Um Kulthum, to participate in the celebrations to be held in November 1971, on the occasion of Sheikh Zayed's 5th accession, and the foundation of the UAE. Um Kulthum accepted the invitation and expressed her appreciation for it. She was a special guest at these historical celebrations.  She held two concerts in which she performed her latest songs. Later, she paid a visit to Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan at Al Manhal Palace where he extended generous hospitality to her.

H.E. Wael Gad, the Egyptian Ambassador to the UAE, expressed his pleasure at the participation of NA in the Embassy of Egypt celebrations of the National Day of the Arab Republic of Egypt. He pointed out that the historical photographs exhibited in the ceremony confirm the close and deep relations between the two countries. He also expressed his admiration of NA’s collection of historical documents, appreciating the significant book, Um Kulthum in Abu Dhabi, which NA has provided for cultural organizations.  The book documents aspects of the modern cultural history of the two countries, represented in Um Kulthum's visit to Abu Dhabi in 1971, and the generous hospitality she received.