Zayed National Museum


"The prosperity that we have witnessed has taught us to build our country with education and knowledge and nurture generations of educated men and women." The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.


The Zayed National Museum tells the story of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, his unification of the United Arab Emirates, the long history of the region and its cultural connections across the world.

Inspiring every element are the principles of Sheikh Zayed, to whom the museum is dedicated. His vision for the region transformed Abu Dhabi and led to the founding of the UAE. His love of his people led him to establish schools, conservation areas and many institutions to benefit Emiratis. His approach was to consult widely, show strong leadership and build consensus. The Zayed National Museum not only honours his achievements, but has been founded in the spirit of his work on behalf of Emiratis and people everywhere.

Housed at the centre of Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, the Zayed National Museum will open in 2016.