Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the launch of the national campaign ‘Let’s Preserve the Legacy’ and extended an open invitation to the community to contribute historical items to the Etihad Museum, which will be officially inaugurated during the UAE National Day celebrations in December later this year.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum emphasised that history is the most valuable treasure that we have, and our commitment to our country obliges all community members to participate in this initiative. In doing so, a valuable contribution will be made towards maintaining and preserving the UAE’s historical legacy. This will, in turn, inspire future generations to continue building what our founding fathers started when they established the foundations of our nation.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “Etihad Museum is a national project, which serves to document an important part of our national memory, and tells the story of the historical journey that the UAE undertook to establish the Union.
Our shared duty towards our country is to contribute to the documentation of this historical milestone, which marks the very beginning of the UAE’s glorious march towards progress. In addition, we should collectively support the effort to showcase historical objects related to the establishment of the Union of the United Arab Emirates.”
Through a unique visitor journey, Etihad Museum presents experience-driven exhibitions that include interactive educational programmes and exhibits that explore the chronology of events that culminated in the formation of the Union of the UAE in 1971, with a key emphasis on the period between 1968 and 1974. Through interactive exhibits and learning programmes, the museum tells the story of the Union’s creation from the perspective of the country’s leaders. More info