The Founder’s Memorial offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may he rest in peace, through his words that illuminated the path of the nation, multimedia experiences, arts and green spaces. The monument offers visitors a series of personal interactive experiences with the leader and the man, which gives them the opportunity to learn more about his good impact on the state and the world level, and the eternal vision of Sheikh Zayed and his noble values, through of works of art and multimedia.
The Founder’s Memorial was established as a permanent national tribute to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and to celebrate the inspiring legacy and noble values of the father, the founder of the United Arab Emirates.
The building offers visitors the opportunity to get to know the founder better, through innovative artwork, spacious green spaces, and a visitor center with photos and stories about him, may God rest his soul. And a series of interactive experiences to learn more about its good impact at the state and international level.
The building includes the Visitor Center, where you will have the opportunity to experience multimedia experiences that shed light on the life, legacy and values of the late, through rare archival photographs, personal stories told by those with personal knowledge of him, and audio recordings in the voice of Sheikh Zayed. It will also enable visitors to live a range of immersive sensory experiences with the late leader, either by listening to rare recordings of Sheikh Zayed, reflecting on his words, or exploring the causes he supported and defended.
Each visit to the Founder’s Memorial is a new immersive experience as you will experience a series of interactive personal experiences featuring Sheikh Zayed’s personality, the human and leader, and discover his inspiring legacy and leadership vision.
The founder’s memorial was inaugurated in conjunction with the announcement by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the state, that 2018 was the “Year of Zayed” to mark the 100th anniversary of the founder’s birth.
In honor of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s love, may he rest in peace, to nature, and his commitment to preserving the local environment, the Founder’s Memorial includes many trees, seedlings and plants belonging to the area of the Emirates and the Arabian Peninsula. At the Heritage Botanical Garden, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the plants that have been used by the people throughout the ages for their medicinal properties and medicinal and medicinal importance, including desert cotton, henna, arrack, alkaline herbs, galtha and harmel .
While the “Rawdah”, which surrounds the artistic work “The Chandelier”, includes Ghaf and Sidr trees, providing an atmosphere of comfort and tranquility that evokes contemplation under the luscious shade, and spreads over the monument to Zayed the founder , a group of different species of other trees, including palm trees and fitna.En the summer.
And near the “Rawdah” there is a contemporary design for the aflaj irrigation systems used by the inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula in agriculture, which were later developed by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may his soul be in peace rest.
The “walk” rises above the open garden, providing visitors with stunning views of the artworks and Abu Dhabi skyline, which is rich in prominent landmarks. It also contains sayings of the late Sheikh Zayed full of wisdom that inspire future Emirati generations and provide a compass that guides them to continue on the path of development and progress.
Discover the chandelier
At the center of Zayed’s founder’s building is the Chandelier, an innovative three-dimensional work of art characterized by its dynamic character and showcasing Sheikh Zayed’s features from different angles around the building. The artwork was created by world-renowned artist in the humanities field, Ralph Helmke. The wing, which embraces the chandelier, is 30 meters high and comprises 1,327 harmonious geometric shapes suspended from 1,110 cables.
At night, the harmonious geometric shapes that make up the artwork are illuminated in a way that mimics the stars in the sky that still shine light and guide us on the right path, like the late Sheikh Zayed, who illuminates the future for generations to come.
The geometric shapes known as “regular geometric shapes” and famous for their beauty and geometric regularity, are aligned to form five patterns
“The Chandelier” is one of the greatest works of art of its kind, which has a unique creative vision of using abstract art on a large scale.
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