Inspired by the History and Heritage of the U.A.E. Leaders, the National Archives Revives the U.A.E. Heritage in the Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition

Inspired by the History and Heritage of the U.A.E. Leaders, the National Archives Revives the U.A.E. Heritage in the Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition

Inspired by the History and Heritage of the U.A.E. Leaders, the National Archives Revives the U.A.E. Heritage in the Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition

The National Archives in its internal and external participations is inspired by the history of the U.A.E. and the role of its leaders in the reviving and revitalizing the U.A.E diversified heritage in the field of hunting and equestrian and the popular games such as camel races, horse races, and others. This inspiration was clear, as it has been every time, in the participation of the National Archives in the 13th International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2015, which lasted four days which were full of events at Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre.
In its pavilion at the exhibition, the National Archives highlighted the interests of the founding leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan as well as the keenness of the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and his brothers Their Highnesses the Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the U.A.E. to revive, save and document U.A.E.'s heritage in all walks of life.
As N.A.’s pavilion contained the traditional terms of hunting and equestrian, therefore Sheikhs and other V.I.P.s continued their visits to the pavilion during the four-day exhibition, in addition to large numbers of foreign visitors, citizens, residents, and students. They reviewed and showed interest in the various aspects of U.A.E. heritage. What attracted these people’s attention and increased the frequency of their visits several times was that the N.A.’s pavilion had a large number of rare historical photographs documenting the interests of the Leader and the Founder of the Union in traditional sports such as camel and horseracing and falconry.
During the exhibition, the National Archives aimed to link the past with the present highlighting the interests of the U.A.E. leaders in these various national sports by displaying pictures of their performing and excelling in them and their efforts to introduce these national sports in famous international racecourses.
The pavilion was decorated with pictures of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, U.A.E. Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Archives riding horses. The screens distributed at the corners of the pavilion display documentaries of U.A.E. traditional sports throughout the exhibition days. The main screen displayed Sheikh Zayed following some of the important races, while the second screen displayed H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan attending some camel races, the third screen displayed documentaries about horses, the most important races and the interests of the prominent Emirati leaders in horses and their exercising of the horseback riding.
The National Archives has not only displayed these rare images in the pavilion, but also added to them the smart application of the audio library of the Founding Leader the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Visitors were able to form a cohesive idea about the U.A.E.’s heritage through this audio library, which contains hundreds of audio recordings of the founder of the Union pertaining to this rich heritage, as well as many of the national, Arab, and international issues.
It was evident that many of those visitors did not only hear these recordings but they hurried to the N.A.’s pavilion to download them for free so they will be with them wherever they are and whenever they want to listen to them.