The National Archives Takes Part in Dubai Municipality Celebration of Arab Document Day

The National Archives Takes Part in Dubai Municipality Celebration of Arab Document Day

The National Archives Participates in an Exhibition of Historical Documents and Dubai Municipality Honors It


The National Archives Takes Part in Dubai Municipality Celebration of Arab Document Day
The National Archives of the U.A.E. participated in the historical documents exhibition about U.A.E. history. Dubai Municipality, which organized the exhibition at its headquarters in celebration of Arab Document Day, honored the N.A. for taking part in its celebrations.
H.E. Dr. Abdulla El Reyes, Director-General of the National Archives, attended the inauguration of the historical documents exhibition, which represented the National Archives’ participation in Dubai Municipality’s celebrations of Arab Document Day. This was also attended by H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Vice President of Police and Public Security in Dubai, H.E. Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, His Excellency Major General Khamis Mattar Al Muzainah, Commander of Dubai Police, and a large number of participants.
After taking a tour to view the documents displayed at the exhibition, participants and visitors attended a lecture delivered by His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai, entitled, "The Security of Documents and Information.” H.E. praised Federal Law No. (7) for the year 2008 issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, President of the U.A.E., regarding the National Archives and for the attention it dedicated to documents.  He defined the document types in the light of the articles of the said law. Then he reviewed and elaborated on the sanctions it imposes for destruction or leakage of documents. During the lecture, His Excellency praised the role the National Archives playing in keeping the memory of the nation and its efforts to document the history of the United Arab Emirates.
H.E. reiterated that all official parties need to coordinate with the National Archives in everything related to documents, and he highly valued the role the N.A. plays in the collecting and saving of oral history because of its importance in documenting unrecorded aspects in the history of the UAE. He pointed out that the National Archives’ memory is the history of the nation and the saved memory for upcoming generations; it is the yield of the experiences and lessons of the past, which enable us to face the present.
At the end of the lecture, Dubai Municipality honored H.E. Dr. Abdulla El Reyes, Director-General of the National Archives, for the effective participation of the National Archives in its celebrations of Arab Document Day.
It is worth mentioning that Arab Document Day exhibition in which the National Archives participated included scores of written documents that monitor the establishment of the United Arab Emirates. It focused on the roles and efforts of the founding leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum in laying down the foundations of the Union and their fruitful endeavors to unify and prosper the nation. National Archives’ publications, mainly the volumes of the Sheikhs’ Diaries, were also displayed at the exhibition.