Sheikh Zayed art­work un­veiled at Ci­tyscape

Khaleej Times - - NATION - Staff Re­porter re­porters@khalee­j­

abu dhabi — A unique art piece cre­ated in hon­our of the UAE’s found­ing fa­ther, the late Sheikh Zayed, was un­veiled on the first day of Ci­tyscape Abu Dhabi 2018.

Abu Dhabi-based de­vel­oper Tamouh In­vest­ments has un­veiled the art­work con­ceived by renowned Emi­rati artist Ash­waq Ab­dul­lah. The work is in­spired by the in­di­vid­ual “thank you” mes­sages from Emi­ratis and ex­pa­tri­ates posted on so­cial me­dia in 100 lan­guages us­ing Tamouh’s “#ShukranZayed” hash­tag as part of the ‘Year of Zayed’ ini­tia­tive.

The ‘Shukran Zayed’ art piece de­sign was of­fi­cially un­veiled by Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chair­man of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, along with Ghanem Al Man­soori, CEO of Tamouh and the artist Miss Ab­dul­lah, on the first day of Ci­tyscape Abu Dhabi.

Vis­i­tors at the real es­tate event, which is tak­ing place at the Abu Dhabi Na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre (Adnec) un­til to­mor­row, were able to see and in­ter­act with the con­cept dis­played as a large 3D ren­der on a wide in­ter­ac­tive screen for the first time.

The in­volve­ment of so many peo­ple of dif­fer­ent na­tion­al­i­ties “rep­re­sents the in­ter­na­tional reach that Sheikh Zayed con­tin­ues to have,” said Ab­dul­lah, the artist.

“This project is very dear to my heart. I greatly ap­pre­ci­ate the op­por­tu­nity to show my grat­i­tude to the man who achieved so much for his home­land and the world, and who in­spired so much of my life,” she added.

Ghanem Al Man­soori, CEO of Tamouh, said: “The ‘Shukran Zayed’ ini­tia­tive and the ‘Year of Zayed’ have al­lowed the peo­ple of the UAE to show their ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the coun­try’s found­ing fa­ther, Sheikh Zayed, as well as to the lead­er­ship and each other.

“Tamouh is proud to be able to give peo­ple across the UAE a plat­form to share their grat­i­tude and ad­mi­ra­tion for Sheikh Zayed and for the val­ues he in­stilled in the UAE.”

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Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed un­veils Shukran Zayed art piece at Ci­tyscape Abu Dhabi. —

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