The National Archives participates in the celebrations of Abu Dhabi Corniche Golden Jubilee

The National Archives participates in the celebrations of Abu Dhabi Corniche Golden Jubilee

With written and photographic documentation of the development of the Corniche in which the wise leadership is interested.
The National Archives participates in the celebrations of Abu Dhabi Corniche Golden Jubilee


The National Archives has participated in the celebrations of Abu Dhabi Corniche Golden Jubilee with a historical photo exhibition that showcased a large number of photographs documenting Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s interest in this important part of Abu Dhabi city which continues to receive considerable attention from our wise leadership. The exhibition exemplifies the role of the National Archives in documenting the development stages of the Corniche. It offered visitors the opportunity to learn about the establishment of the Corniche and it development until the present-day as it represents a significant part of the growth of Abu Dhabi city.
The National Archives exhibition, which is held in celebration of the Golden jubilee of the Corniche, attracted a large turnout as it showed how the Corniche was before the developments it went through at the hands of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The photos illustrated how the touch of the Founding Leader Sheikh Zayed turned the Corniche into a beautiful façade of the city and a recreation space for people throughout the year. The exhibition brought to memory the old fountain and the surrounding park, which were one of the Corniche main landmarks.
In respect of the National Archives participation in this celebration, H.E. Dr. Abdulla Mohammed Alraisi, Director General, said “The National Archives participates in this celebration on this occasion, which is close to our hearts, with a photo exhibition to give its visitors a clear idea about the nation’s history and the Leader’s determination. Abu Dhabi Corniche is part of Abu Dhabi island which got a share of the Founding Leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s wisdom and sincere efforts; thus, it was transformed from a pristine coastline with few barasti huts into an iconic beachfront that emulates the World’s most beautiful urban beaches, which won the first prize in several international competitions.”
His Excellency added that the National Archives provides written and photographic documentation of the Corniche development stages. If interested in tracing back the history and development of this area, one can find ample information about the Corniche development stages in the UAE Chronicles and Zayed Chronicles (1966-2004) published by the NA, which continues to record the great attention of our wise leadership to the Corniche in particular, and to Abu Dhabi city and the UAE in general.