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TRA Showcases Heritage Pieces from "Zayed Al Khair Museum" on National Day

posted on 02/12/2010: 1490 views


On December 2 of every year, the United Arab Emirates celebrates National Day in memory of the unity of its emirates.

This year, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) took the initiative of celebrating National Day in a unique way that flatters the spirit of the occasion, reflecting memories of the past and the reminisces of its national heritage that forever remains embedded in the heart of every Emirati. The TRA is showcasing pieces of heritage from "Zayed Al Khair Museum" reflecting flashbacks on an era rich with Emirati history and heritage. "Zayed Al khair Museum" is considered one of the unique museums founded by Ahmed Marzouki as gratitude to every contribution Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan has attributed to the citizens of the Emirates and Arab region.

Commenting on this exceptional occasion, Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, Director General of TRA, stated that: "The National Day of the UAE is a day on which we exalt our pride in our country - our country that has dazzled the world through its record-breaking accomplishments. Every achievement our country attains, we feel thankful and gratefule to each and every contribution Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan has given us, both as leader and as a father who realized through his great insight and sharp vision that unity is the first step across the path towards glory and elevation." Sheikh Zayed highlighted the importance of the Emirati heritage saying: "Our ancestors have passed onto us a national tradition that grants us the full right to be proud of, preserve it as well as enrich it, so it remains a priceless treasure for this country and the generations yet to come." In faith of the core meaning of these words, the regulatory decided celebrating National Day in a sense that makes every individual contemplate our national legacy. This legacy is considered the heritage that incorporates our identity and embodies the power that has become our present reference.

TRA's celebration of the 39th National Day represents an invitation for everyone to learn about our heritage and culture, an invitation for every person living on the land of the UAE to deeply indulge in our past and learn how our ancestors had lived, and an invitation to preserve our rock-solid identity in light of the current and future challenges.

Founded by Ahmed Al Marzouki, the museum incorporates an area of 30 x 30 meters with more than one thousand pieces of heritage that belonged to his father who in turn, has inherited it from his grandfathers. It ranges between pieces of pottery and copper, utensils, fishing and sea equipment, carpentry tools and decoration. It also incorporates an Indian wooden bed and a variety of rare monetary coins from different countries. Furthermore, a collection of rare swords, such as a distinguished Chinese with an ivory handle found on one of the coasts of the country. Also, a beautiful collection of fossil animals done by the founder himself is displayed, in addition to a sail boat that goes back centuries in time carrying the name of "Al-Houri". – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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