Yesterday marked the 52nd anniversary of the start of Sheikh Zayed’s rule over Abu Dhabi. The founding father of the UAE assumed his role as leader of Abu Dhabi on 6 August, 1966 - making the date a very special one for residents and nationals alike. To mark the anniversary, the Cultural Office of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum unveiled a 140 metre mural in his honour. The mural, created by 22 female Emirati students, will be on display outside the Dubai Ladies Club in Jumeirah and features artworks inspired by Sheikh Zayed’s life and journey.
Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, posted this to her Instagram page: "I am pleased to announce the completion of the "General Zayed" mural organised by my cultural office, to celebrate the Year of Zayed and the anniversary of the sitting of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul.
The mural is the second edition of the "Al-Yadar" project. It includes aspects of the journey and achievements of the father Sheikh Zayed, where the UAE was built, through artistic designs on the outer wall of the 140 metre Dubai Ladies Club. For a full year.
We extend our sincere thanks to Zayed University for this fruitful cooperation and for the students who have accomplished this outstanding work of art.
I am pleased to announce the completion of the 'Year of Zayed' mural, organized by my @theculturalofficein celebration of the Year of Zayed and the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Access Day. This mural is the second edition of the 'Al Ydar' initiative, depicting various aspects of our founding Father's inspirational journey and outstanding achievements. The 140-meter long mural is displayed on the outer walls of @DubaiLadiesClub, offering society an opportunity to view Sheikh Zayed's legacy. We extend our sincere thanks to @zayedu for their cooperation, and to each student that contributed to this unique work of art.”