Life and Times
The extraordinary transformation of the UAE took place under the leadership of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918-2004). This gallery focuses on his achievements, visionary leadership and personal values.
Sheikh Zayed was a unique leader who directed unprecedented development while sustaining the culture and traditions of his people. Under his leadership the environment, heritage, history, education and faith became the cornerstones of a strong unified state. His actions earned him the love and respect of the people as the “Father of the Nation”, and their voices and memories contribute to the story of the country they helped to build.
Displays of photographs, documents, film footage, national treasures and personal items will help visitors gain an insight into key moments in Sheikh Zayed’s personal and political life and chart the development of the UAE into a country of global reach.