The Memory of the Nation’s Majlis Welcomes Visitors of Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival

The Memory of the Nation’s Majlis Welcomes Visitors of Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival

The Memory of the Nation’s Majlis Welcomes Visitors of Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival


The visitors to the exhibition of Memory of the Nation organized by the National Archives at Sheikh Zayed's Sixth Heritage Festival commended and praised the Majlis, which was the meeting place of friends and visitors of the exhibition. The National Archives was keen to include the Majlis in the exhibition because of its important status to the U.A.E. nationals; it is a unique model and form of communication, a popular public meeting place where they exchange views and consult on important community issues, and it is a platform for cultural discussions.
In the Memory of the Nation’s Majlis, the visitors had talks about what they saw in the exhibition halls such as Sheikh Zayed the Great; the Union March; Zayed: A March Inspiring Generations; Liwa, which dealt with agriculture; the Education Hall, and the hall that took its visitors on a journey in time. These talks and conversations strengthened the national identity and promoted the values of loyalty and belonging among the visitors.
The Memory of the Nation’s Majlis was a platform that embraced its visitors with different age groups and cultural backgrounds to the festival; therefore, conversations in it varied and they discussed the role of the National Archives in collecting and preserving the memory of the nation, and the most important issues of the society. The Memory of the Nation’s Majlis promoted authentic Emirati habits amidst different aspects of life evolution.
The Memory of the Nation’s Majlis adopted a national character by virtue of its belonging to the National Archives. Its walls were decorated with rare pictures of the founding leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan during falconry trips. The large screens installed on its walls broadcasted documentaries on aspects of the deep-rooted history of the U.A.E., its prosperous present and some of the important phases in the journey of the National Archives.
The National Archives provided the Memory of the Nation’s Majlis with a number of its publications, such as the books Zayed From Challenge To Union, Zayed: A Man Who Built A Nation, Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Ruler of Al Ain, the volumes of Sheikhs’ Diaries, Emiratis: All Our Yesterdays, Memoirs of the Emirates, and others.
The Memory of the Nation’s Majlis adopted the usual rules and traditions followed in the U.A.E. majlises, and was keen on offering generous hospitality to visitors including Arabic coffee, tea, and some of the popular local foods.