The first Memorial Park for the UAE is a tribute to heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in armed conflict.
The first Memorial Park for the UAE features a monument designed by British artist Idris Khan that commemorates the country’s war dead.
His creation is located at the heart of Abu Dhabi’s Wahat Al Karama, a 46,000-square metre site between the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the UAE.
It comprises 31 aluminium tablets – the tallest of which is 23 metres – that lean on each other to represent unified strength, power and pride among soldiers, loved ones and their country.
The tablets feature a series of Arabic poems and quotations from the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.