The National Archives Participates in the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2016

The National Archives Participates in the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2016

The National Archives of the United Arab Emirates has completed its preparations for participation in the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2016, with a stand featuring a number of events related to its functions and presenting rare documents, historical documentaries, and new publications

In the first days of the exhibition, the National Archives is organizing a signing ceremony to launch the book, “Heart of the Desert” ,which looks at the efforts of oil companies in the south of the Arabian Peninsula at a critical stage of development. The book paints an accurate portrait of economic, social and political of the periods, highlighting conditions huge shift which the region has undergone leading to its current affluence and prosperity.

The Department of Educational Programs in the National Archives will present workshops, reading from three of the most important National Archives book publications: “Zayed – from Challenge to Union”, “Khalifa – Journey into the Future” “Qasr al-Hosn: biography of the rulers of Abu Dhabi” . The aim of these books has been to encourage the culture of reading among students, contributing to the nurturing of generations enabling them participate in the process of growth and development. The National Archives offers these three books printed in braille and interviewer Ahmed Al Ghafli will be holding a conversation about the braille version of “Khalifa – Journey into the Future”.

During the Book Fair, the National Archives will offer free download of all its smart applications and instant access to the : Journals of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan , His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al-Maktoum ,His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum.

The National Archives will also share issues of the peer-reviewed journal Liwa, published in Arabic and English every six months, which focuses on history, heritage and antiquities in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region.

The National Archives will also be sharing a number of publications such as the volumes Engagements of the Sheikhs, Fifty Years in the al-Ain Oasis, The Third River, Zayed, and Son of the Desert, Maker of Civilization and the Messages of the Messenger.

Through its participation in the exhibition, the National Archives seeks to deepen awareness of its role in society, acquainting the new generation with the nation’s legacy of civilization and culture, and strengthening the spirit of devotion and loyalty to our homeland.