A Delegation from AAU Visit the Founder’s Memorial
A Delegation from the Al Ain University of Science and Technology visited the Founder’s Memorial where they embarked on a journey of discovery through his life and legacy, enriching understanding of his character. The delegation was headed by Dr. Noor El Deen Atatreh, AAU Chancellor, Dr. Amer Qasem, AAU Vice President, Colleges Deans, Deputy Deans, academic and administrative staffs and AAU Students. The visit organized by the Deanship of Student Affairs, in Abu Dhabi Campus, coinciding with the Year of Zayed 2018.
Dr. Atatreh said; "Our visit to this great edifice evokes in our hearts the memory of the father Zayed, his legacy, principles and great achievements. We are proud to stand in front of this Memorial, which is a symbol not only in the UAE but also in the region and the world”.He also stressed the importance of the Founder’s Memorial as a national, cultural, touristic and historical destination that commemorates the founding leader and honors his legacy in our hearts.
For his part, Dr. Amer Qasim stressed the keenness of Al Ain University of Science and Technology, to visit the most prominent national landmarks, praising the efforts of all organizers of this visit.
During the visit, the delegation toured various sections of the memorial where they learned about different aspects of the history of Sheikh Zayed through the multimedia experience which compiles rarely-seen footage, images, and testimonials from people that knew Sheikh Zayed personally.
At the end of the visit, the delegation expressed their pleasure at visiting the Zayed Foundation, which is considered an architectural masterpiece. They also expressed their admiration for the “Centerpiece” of The Founder’s Memorial is The Constellation, a dynamic three-dimensional portrait of the late Sheikh Zayed that can be experienced differently from multiple viewing points around the memorial and from other vantage points.
This visit is a part of the series of visits and events organized by the Al Ain University in the context of the interaction with the initiatives of the Year of Zayed 2018, in order to enrich the knowledge of the history of the leader, father and founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul and remembrance of his achievements and values and highlight many aspects of his personality.