|In celebration of its recent inauguration Dubai Women Establishment delegation visit Etihad Museum|
HE Shamsa Saleh: “Etihad Museum is one of the most important historical destinations in the UAE, and a testament to those who contributed to the establishment of the union.”
Abdullah Mohammed Al Falasi: “We were pleased to receive Dubai Women Establishment’s delegation and we look forward to further cooperation with national institutions.”
Dubai, 28 January, 2017: Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) representatives recently visited Etihad Museum, following its official inauguration by UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, alongside other Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates, which was held in conjunction with the UAE’s 45th National Day.
Etihad Museum, a new modern museum offering Emiratis, residents and international visitors a unique journey from the UAE’s beginnings to today recently opened its landmark site, located next to ‘Dar Al Etihad’ in Jumeirah – the historical site where the declaration to establish the independent state of the United Arab Emirates was first signed in 1971.
During the visit, DWE representatives toured the museum through experience led-exhibitions which chronicle the events and the historical journey that led to the formation of the Union of the Emirates through photos, films, documentaries and collectibles from the period between 1968 and 1974.
HE Shamsa Saleh, CEO of Dubai Women Establishment stressed the importance of encouraging residents, Emiratis and tourists, as well as university and school students to visit the museum, which is one of the most important historical destinations in the country, and a testament to those who participated in establishing the UAE.
HE Shamsa Saleh said: “Etihad Museum is a positive and proud representation of the UAE’s history and cultural heritage. Everything we have achieved as a nation comes as a result of the union. The museum celebrates our patriotism and ideals as a united nation which inspires us and future generations to continue pursuing the values of our unified Emirati home.”
Abdullah Mohammed Al Falasi, Director of Etihad Museum said: “We were pleased to receive Dubai Women Establishment’s delegation and present our various exhibits and collections, which spread the spirit of union and a sense of belonging amongst visitors, particularly historical content and artefacts related to the journey of the union and our founding fathers. We look forward to receiving further delegations from various national institutions, which will contribute to achieving the museum’s objectives.”
Etihad Museum features eight permanent galleries in addition to a temporary gallery to exhibit items from international museums, as well as a theatre for special occasions, cultural conferences and various programmes. The theatre also screens introductory films and short screenings about the museum, taking visitors through a historical journey of the UAE’s development.
The museum aims to highlight the historical value of the location where the declaration to establish the independent state of the United Arab Emirates was signed, and to serve as a cultural hub for citizens, residents and other visitors who are eager to learn about the phases and challenges of establishing the union and the UAE’s achievements throughout its journey. The museum also demonstrates the important role of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum in establishing the concept, values and foundations of the union.