Liwa Receives Distinguished Public Turnout at Zayed Heritage Festival

 Liwa Receives Distinguished Public Turnout at Zayed Heritage Festival

Liwa Receives Distinguished Public Turnout at Zayed Heritage Festival 


Liwa Hall, at the Memory of the Nation exhibition with which the National Archives participated in the 6th Annual Zayed Heritage Festival, received thousands of visitors who were amazed by the genius of the Founding Leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who turned the Emirates desert into lush green land.
There were two large screens in Liwa Hall which displayed documentaries about Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s interest in agriculture and in turning the U.A.E. green. The hall has a large number of rare historic photos that document Sheikh Zayed’s interest in palm trees and agriculture, his tours in the Western Region and the Al Ain region, in addition to his support and encouragement of farming. The National Archives enriched the hall with some of its collections of historic pictures and multimedia.
Through its collections, Liwa Hall informed the festival visitors of the far-sightedness of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who enthusiastically fought desertification ever since he was the representative of the Al Ain Ruler. He caused a comprehensive environmental transformation. He turned his famous quote, "Give me agriculture and I will give a civilization", into a plan and then a reality. He looked for methods to provide for farming requirements such as seeds, pesticides, agricultural machinery, and more. The late Sheikh Zayed gave directives to sowing plants and trees based on his knowledge of the habitat. He also focused on planting palm trees, which have spread quickly across the United Arab Emirates.
Liwa Hall, which the National Archives adopted as a fundamental part in the Memory of the Nation exhibition this year, is considered a record that presents in documentary and historic photos aspects of the U.A.E.’s experience in fighting desertification and Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s great challenge. He triumphantly turned the U.A.E.’s environment into lush green one despite of agricultural experts’ confirmations that farming is impossible in U.A.E. soil.
It is noteworthy that the hall dedicated to agriculture in U.A.E. was named Liwa after the Liwa Oasis, which is one of the most important desert oases. It has a vital strategic location; it is a cross point for convoys heading from the Emirates south and east to the west or the south. The founding leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan gave great attention to agriculture in Liwa.