The National Archives Enriches the Memory of the Nation with Bright Pages from the History of the Nation and the Achievements of its Leaders

The National Archives Enriches the Memory of the Nation with Bright Pages from the History of the Nation and the Achievements of its Leaders

Through Its Grand Participation at the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2015
The National Archives Enriches the Memory of the Nation with Bright Pages from the History of the Nation and the Achievements of its Leaders


The National Archives concluded its preparations for the participation at the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2015. The Memory of the Nation Exhibition, which is the cornerstone of this event, is now ready to receive visitors after the scheduled opening on November 19th. All the exhibition halls are loaded with the United Arab Emirates history and include graceful and grand pages from its past and present.
This year, first hall in the Memory of the Nation exhibition commemorates Sheikh Zayed Bin Khalifa I, one of the greatest rulers of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, who ruled it from 1855 to 1909. Visitors will see the important stages of this leader’s life together with his most prominent interests and achievements during his reign.  Sheikh Zayed Bin Khalifa I Hall displays the Al Nahyan family tree.
The acquisitions and electronic screens at the second hall, which is Homat Al Watan (Guardians of the Nation), show the development through which the armed forces had gone until it became one of the most powerful and the region’s most advanced armies. Starting from Commemoration Day, on November 30, 2015 until the end of the festival, the hall celebrates the heroism of the martyrs of nation and their duties.
This year, the Memory of the Nation pavilion includes the Liwa Hall, which, through several documentaries, records the founding leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s interest in agriculture, showing how he managed with his strong will to turn the Emirates sand into a green oasis.
The National Archives exhibition at the Zayed Heritage Festival 2015 also includes Zayed: A March Inspiring Generations Hall, which presents to visitors the biography of the founding leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan from his birth in 1918 to 2021, because the Emirates vision is considered an extension of Sheikh Zayed’s aspirations and future visions. 
In the Union Hall, visitors find, in addition to the march of the Union and its establishment stages, the audio library of the founding leader, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which contains hundreds of audios that deal with domestic, Arab and international issues. In the Education Hall, pictures and documents depict all stages of education development in the United Arab Emirates.
In the circular fortress at one of the exhibition corners, interactive screens take visitors on a virtual tour of the United Arab Emirates in the past and present.
Thus, the National Archives’ Memory of the Nation pavilion at the festival serves as a cultural and national gleam that entertains visitors and enriches their knowledge through acquainting them with important aspects of the U.A.E. history and heritage.