Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi Signs His Book The Mirage and Launches a Joint Project with the National Archives

Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi Signs His Book The Mirage and Launches a Joint Project with the National Archives

During His Visit to the National Archives
Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi Signs His Book The Mirage
and Launches a Joint Project with the National Archives

H.E. Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, Director General of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, recently visited the National Archives in Abu Dhabi, where he was received by His Excellency Dr. Abdulla El Reyes, Director General of the National Archives. Dr. El Reyes took Dr. Al-Suwaidi and his accompanying delegation on an inspection tour of the departments and sections of the National Archives, starting with Emirates Library, the Reading Room, which is equipped with the latest technologies, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Hall for Virtual Reality, where they watched a 3D documentary film about the glorious past and prosperous present of the United Arab Emirates. They then toured Sheikh Zayed Hall, which contains samples of the historical documents held by the National Archives. At the end of the tour, Dr. El Reyes presented a large collection of the National Archives’ publications.
H.E. Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi praised the National Archives and expressed his admiration for the sophisticated means of work. He stressed that preserving the past and heritage of the United Arab Emirates appropriately is a guarantee of its success in continuing the development process and achieving a better future.
At the beginning of the visit, H.E. Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi signed one of his latest scientific publications, a book entitled The Mirage, which was published both in Arabic and English, and gave the audience of the National Archives researchers and staff members copies of the book. The Mirage has received extensive attention in the United Arab Emirates, and is the tribute of Arab and international academic circles as it is considered an encyclopedia of knowledge that displays scientific evidence and grounds, which provide an adequate, comprehensive picture about the various politically-charged religious groups. The book sheds lights on their history, origins, and ideologies and looks into the future of these groups that feed on deceiving the simple, naïve people through false slogans and provide them only with illusion and destruction and bloodshed.
Dr. Abdulla El Reyes praised The Mirage and the success of its mission to educate the Arab and Islamic people in the threat posed by the political Islamic groups and pointed out that the book addresses, “a very central issue to us and to others; because everyone suffers from these political Islamic groups”. He stressed that the title of the book depicts the thinking and ideology of these groups. He said it is “an accurate title because it describes the movements it deals with as they go astray towards illusion”. He added, “The book is timely, especially in the light of the turmoil witnessed in many Arabic and Islamic countries as a result of these groups and what the subversive ideas they try promote.”
Dr. Abdulla El Reyes expressed that he was very happy with the visit of His Excellency Dr. Jamal Al-Suwaidi to the National Archives, which has evolved confidently by virtue of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Archives. He emphasized that Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi was outstanding in his efforts to build a base of national cadres in the field of scientific research in the United Arab Emirates, who hold today the leadership responsibility in many of the UAE institutions and who are still being guided by his creative thought in managing these institutions.
His Excellency Dr. Abdulla El Reyes said that Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi’s precious visit is “an historic opportunity to announce the long-awaited joint project between the National Archives and the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research.”
The Director General of the National Archives presented, on his behalf and on behalf of the researchers, managers, and staff in the National Archives, the deepest congratulations to His Excellency Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi for having winning this year’s  Cultural Personality of the Year Award from the Cultural and Scientific Association in Dubai in recognition of the overall contributions and distinctive efforts in enriching the local and Arab cultural life and as represents a model of an Emirati cultural personality who has given a lot and left apparent footprints, in the fields of cultural, academic, and research work. He stressed that Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi deserves the recognition of the international cultural institutions for his pioneering role in enriching the local, Arabic, and international cultural movement and for upgrading the role of culture as one of the new diplomatic tools at the present time.