The National Archives Displays U.A.E. History via Advanced Digital Technologies at the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival

The National Archives Displays U.A.E. History via Advanced Digital Technologies at the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival

Aiming to Enhance the Sense of Loyalty and Belonging to the Nation
The National Archives Displays U.A.E. History via Advanced Digital Technologies at the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival


The National Archives utilized the most recent digital and interactive technologies to introduce aspects of the U.A.E.’s history and present to the public at the Memory of the Nation exhibition at Zayed Heritage Festival 2015. These technologies represented by advanced digital and interactive screens managed to attract a large number of visitors.
The National Archives aims, through presenting the U.A.E. in the past and the transformed U.A.E. at present via  these advanced digital interactive screens, to connect the generations to their history and enhance their loyalty and belonging to their nation and their wise leadership, who provided them with all means of luxury and happiness.
At the Journey Through Time Hall, which the National Archives modeled after Al Jahili Fort to be its Memory of the Nation pavilion, visitors can enter from one side to see 20 interactive screens and the loaded pictures change according to visitors’ movements. Pictures of individuals or places in the past change when visitors move one step forward, showing how these individuals or place look currently. The vast change they went through is monitored, thus, visitors have a complete vision of the development and progress the U.A.E. witnessed in all aspects and for which the people’s will and the wise leadership’ support take credit. 
The Journey through Time Hall does not present only one aspect or one emirate, but presents all U.A.E. aspects. It deals with the major developments in health, post, police, and markets. It also refers to the development achieved in relation to women and education and the evolution in some places such as Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Al Maqtaa Tower, Al Hosn Fort, roads, tunnels, post services, banks, and the Clock Tower in Dubai. Through panoramic images, the hall offers a vision for the qualitative development and evolution of the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, and Umm Al Quwain.
The National Archives presented precise historic information via interactive screens. In Sheikh Zayed the Great Hall, and via a large interactive screen, visitors watched the tree of the Al Bufalah clan, starting from Falah up to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his brothers, the sons of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The large interactive screen presents an integrated picture-supported profile for each of Al Bufalah Sheikhs.
Modern technologies are utilized at a larger scale to present interesting and useful information via documentary films in the Zayed, A March Inspiring Generations Hall. This is accomplished through a large screen that moves through three stages; the first is about the old Emirates between: 1918 and 1966, while the next stage is about the Emirates between 1966 and 2004. The final stage is dedicated to the U.A.E. between 2005 and 2021, as the U.A.E. aspires to be one of the best countries in the world by 2021.
The hall displays the first stage in 15 documentary films about life in Abu Dhabi, and Sheikh Zayed as a Ruler of Al Ain, and others. The second stage contains several documentaries that deal with the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, political development, the Union, the U.A.E., and others. The documentaries of the third stage are about the continuation of the march, empowerment, inspiring vision, renewable energy, and Mars.
A small touch screen enables visitors to control the large screen and watch whatever documentary they wish. Digital interactive screens are distributed all over the halls of Memory of the Nation pavilion, such as the March of the Union Hall, Guardians of the Nation Hall, and others.