Sheikh Zayed Photo Exhibition held at Abu Dhabi International Airport
The photo exhibition was organised by the Department of Abu Dhabi Customs and the National Archive
Presented in close collaboration with the National Archive, Abu Dhabi Airports and Department of Abu Dhabi Customs are hosting a mobile photo exhibition of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Accessible in the landside area of Terminal 1 from the 6 – 11 September 2018, the photo exhibition was one of the many social initiatives introduced as part of Abu Dhabi Airports’ Year of Zayed programme.
“Through this mobile exhibition at Abu Dhabi International Airport, we seek to honour the vision and legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed by showcasing his life, the impact he has had on the UAE as a whole, and in the aviation industry in particular,” said Mohammed Al Katheeri, SVP Strategy & Communications at Abu Dhabi Airports.
“Sheikh Zayed laid the foundations of the seven emirates with a focus on innovation and development. He foresaw Abu Dhabi having the world-class aviation infrastructure that it does today.”
As part of its Year of Zayed programme, the airport has launched several initiatives to honour the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed. This included the unveiling of a commemorative immigration stamp at Abu Dhabi International Airport, which was done in close collaboration with Airport Immigration.
Also launched this past year was the Meir Al Khair campaign, which collected donations from Abu Dhabi Airports’ employees that were then used to purchase needed households goods for less fortunate families in the UAE in the lead up to the holy month of Ramadan.
At the airport itself, the Year of Zayed logo was added to the Air Traffic Control Towers, while in a separate initiative, Flight of the Children of Zayed, saw the organisation of a trip for 31 orphans to visit Sir Bani Yas Island. The latter was conducted in partnership with Emirates Red Crescent.
“The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was a visionary and welcoming leader. He encouraged the continuous pursuit of excellence, travelled the world extensively, and established the policy of welcoming international guests to the UAE,” said Fahed Ghareeb Abdulla Hamad Al Shamsi, acting executive director of Administration at the Department of Abu Dhabi Customs.
“It is in celebration of his legacy that we worked to organize this mobile photo exhibition of his life and achievements, and we hope to inspire visitors from around the world to reflect on Sheikh Zayed’s values and principals.”
The Sheikh Zayed photo exhibition was present a the landside area of Terminal 1 from 6 - 11 September 2018.