‘Sheikh Zayed and Europe: a Journey’ Opens to the public on 25 November

Organised by the European Union Delegation to the United Arab Emirates
The first exhibition of its kind to ever take place

In celebration of the year of Zayed, under the Patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, organised by the Delegation of the European Union to the United Arab Emirates and the Austrian and Bulgarian Presidencies of the Council of the EU for the year 2018, the exhibition titled ‘Sheikh Zayed and Europe: a Journey’ will take place at The Founder’s Memorial )Abu Dhabi Corniche), on 25th November until 31 January 2019 and it will be open to the public.

The exhibition aims to commemorate the legacy and leadership of the founding father, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Furthermore, it aims to highlight his local, regional and international accomplishments and his values of tolerance, giving, coexistence, loyalty, patriotism, volunteerism and humanitarian work.

The exhibition will be the first of its kind in terms of content which will include rare photographs, footage and some of Sheikh Zayed’s European items and other artefacts related to the cultural and historical exchange between the UAE and Europe, some of which were never displayed before.

The EU Delegation collaborated with more than 16 Emirati and European Institutions to gather the content of the exhibition which will shed light on the common values between the European Union and the United Arab Emirates: ‘Unity’, ‘accepting diversity and harmony’, ‘traditions and culture’ and it comes as a chance to explore the importance of the friendship between both sides.

In addition to visiting the exhibition, visitors of different ages will have the chance to participate in workshops and attend talks about several topics.