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Zayed dedicated his life to build an affluent nation: Nahyan

Posted on 02/11/2005

When Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was called to the eternal Mercy of Allah a year ago, he left behind him a unique, sturdy and strong nation standing ten feet tall among its global peers. Sheikh Zayed, Father of Nation, dedicated his life, his wisdom and the power of his mind to building an affluent, confident, safe, stable, secure and peaceful country with the marksmanship of a capable skipper and had succeeded in those exploits with flying colours. He indeed established a ...  >>MORE

Zayed - 'Father of the Nation'

Posted on 02/11/2005

Today, 2nd November, the United Arab Emirates marks the first anniversary of the passing of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who became Ruler of Abu Dhabi on 6th August 1966 and then, on 2nd December 1971, the first President of the newly-formed UAE. He has been called, rightly, the 'Father of the Nation', for, in nearly sixty years of involvement in Government, he laid the foundations for the state of today, now ably guided along the path he prepared by his son and successor, President ...  >>MORE

A tribute to a visionary

Posted on 02/11/2005

It has been one year since Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan passed away, but the influence of the visionary leader continues to be felt on all walks of life in the UAE and will continue to be in the years to come because of the great legacy he has left behind. (The Gulf News) ...  >>MORE

Symposium on Zayed highlights contributions

Posted on 01/11/2005

A symposium on "Zayed: The Man" opened here on Sunday to commemorate the First Anniversary of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Several prominent figures from around the world participated in the event, which has been organized by the Information Affairs Office of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, according to a statement from the office. Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Sultan said: "The values of late Sheikh Zayed will be retained and remembered by all hearts. ...  >>MORE

FNC to publish book on Sheikh Zayed

Posted on 31/10/2005

The General Secretariat of Federal National Council (FNC) is gearing up to release a book on the role played by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan in establishing the council. Mohammed Salem Al Mazrouei, FNC's Secretary General, told WAM that the book, the release of which will coincide with the first anniversary of Sheikh Zayed death, sheds light on the efforts made by Sheikh Zayed to enhance the council's role in all local, regional and international levels. "The three-chapter book will, ...  >>MORE

Thousands mark first anniversary of Zayed's demise

Posted on 23/10/2005

Over 20,000 Muslims have yesterday marked the passage of one year on the sad demise of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, at a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affaires and Awqaf near Sheikh Zayed's tomb, in the presence of Mohammed bin Nakhira Al Dhahiri, Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf, Dr.Hamdan Masalam Al Mazroui, Assistant Under Secretary Islamic Affaires and Awqaf, Ahmed bin Mubarak Al Kindi, Deputy Under Secretary for Mosques Affaires , a number of ...  >>MORE

UAE hot-air-balloon team shines in Moscow

Posted on 10/10/2005

The UAE was made proud by its hot-air-balloon team, which kept the country's flag aloft in the Russian town of Dzylaiznovsk putting a splendid show at the International Hot-Air-Balloon Festival, which was held late last month as part of the activities marking the 195th anniversary of the building of the town. The festival, which was held under the theme: "The World will Never Forget Zayed", followed similar ones held in London and Australia, during which the UAE delegation succeeded in ...  >>MORE

Armenian FM visits Zayed's tomb

Posted on 02/10/2005

Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian has paid a visit to late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's tomb. "We bow our heads in honour and respect for your leadership, which was abounded with great achievements in the best interest of your country and towards enhancement of friendship and cooperation with various countries of the world," Oskanian, who arrived here Friday night for a visit to the UAE, wrote in the register. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Turkish Prime Minister visits Zayed's tomb

Posted on 30/09/2005

Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday today visited the tomb of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan where he expressed his deep sorrow for the death of the great and Islamic leader. During the visit, he was accompanied by Hamad Abdul Rahman Al Madfa, Minister of Health and Head of the Honorary mission accompanying the Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmed bin Mubarak Al Kindi, Under Secretary of Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf and a number of officials at ...  >>MORE

Second edition of sell-out book out soon

Posted on 25/09/2005

Abu Dhabi - The Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) will soon publish the second edition of the book With Strength, H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan: The Leader and the Nation. The first edition was published shortly before the late President's death on November 2, 2004. The book, which was released in both English and Arabic, sold out in record time. (The Gulf News) ...  >>MORE

Governor of Victoria visits Zayed's tomb

Posted on 21/09/2005

John Landy , Governor of the Australian State of Victoria visited on Tuesday the tomb of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Al Nahyan. The Governor was accompanied during the visit by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi TV producing documentary on Zayed's life

Posted on 03/09/2005

According to the university, Abu Dhabi TV has hired a British team of media experts to direct and film the documentary. The university recently received the British group from World Wide Pictures, who are part of the directing and filming team. The film tells the life, times and highlights of the late President of the UAE and of his nation's growth from a poor country to a civilised nation of global importance. It will be broadcast by Abu Dhabi TV in October and November to coincide with the ...  >>MORE

Zayed portrait in Abu Dhabi spruced up

Posted on 30/07/2005

The country's largest portrait of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan on permanent display at Abu Dhabi's Corniche is getting a facelift with repainting, new lighting and redecoration. The 512 square metre painting was erected five years ago as part of celebrations marking Sheikh Zayed's Accession Day. The hand-painted portrait was done on 284 sheets of one square metre plywood with an additional colourful border made with 8,000 pieces of plastic mosaic. It was painted by prominent artist ...  >>MORE

Australian premier visits Zayed's tomb

Posted on 27/07/2005

Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, visited here Tuesday the tomb of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Howard was accompanied during the visit by Minister of Economy and Planning, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Under Secretary for the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf, Ahmed Mubarak Al Kindi and a number of officials. The Australian Premier signed the book of condolences in which he expressed deep grief over the loss of a great man like Sheikh Zayed, founder and leader of the United ...  >>MORE

Zayed photographic exhibition to be held at ADIHEX 2005

Posted on 24/07/2005

As a token of tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, a photographic exhibition will be held on the sideline of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition which will be held on 12th September 2005, according to organizers. To be held in conjunction with Emirates Media Inc., the Zayed photographic exhibition will feature rare photographs of the late Sheikh Zayed , documenting the remarkable achievements which he made during his life-time. It also depicts in ...  >>MORE

Japan's ex-PM visits Zayed's tomb

Posted on 19/07/2005

Former Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto has expressed deep sorrow and grief for the loss of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. "I feel sorry and sad for the loss of a great leader like Zayed, who was a symbol of generosity and judicious leadership that has placed the UAE and its people among the prosperous nations at various levels," wrote Hashimoto in the electronic condolence book when he visited the tomb of late Sheikh Zayed on Monday. The former Japanese official was ...  >>MORE

Tribute to UAE's founding father set to enter the Guinness Book

Posted on 08/07/2005

An amazing portrait of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan created with stamps is set to enter the record books. The six metres by four metres collage, which was unveiled yesterday, is the largest portrait ever made entirely from stamps. Officials have described the Emirates Post picture set to gain an entry in The Guinness Book of Records as a fitting tribute to the founding President of the UAE. A total of 77,000 stamps of 750 designs, all issued since the UAE was created and ...  >>MORE

Zayed's museum to be constructed in pharanoic village

Posted on 03/07/2005

Cairo - The Department of the "Pharanoic Village" here has approved the construction of a museum that would document the life story of Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan as the first non-Egyptian Leader to have a museum in the said village. Abdul Salam Rajab, Chairman of the Village's Council, said that the Council had unanimously approved that late Sheikh Zayed's museum would be an addition to the already existing museums of late presidents Jamal Abdul Naser and Anwar Al Sadat, adding ...  >>MORE

Zayed's desert garden launched in Hamburg

Posted on 22/06/2005

Hamburg - The Sheikh Zayed International Desert Botanical Garden was inaugurated here yesterday. It occupies a 2,800 square-metre space The Garden's administration said that the spectacular garden was a gift to Germany by late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who had exerted efforts to transform his own country into a spectacular garden. They affirmed that the gift was a pride to the city and people of Hamburg. On the occasion of the official opening ceremony of Sheikh Desert Botanical ...  >>MORE

Stellar Tower to dominate skyline in Abu Dhabi as a tribute to Zayed

Posted on 18/06/2005

An amazing building is set to dominate the Abu Dhabi skyline as a tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The 255-metre Stellar Tower in the centre of the city will house shops, offices, a restaurant and a 300-bed hotel. London-based architects Make designed the building, the construction of which is due to begin next year and last for three years. The building will have a wide base - with conference and leisure facilities surrounding a large octagonal atrium - along with a ...  >>MORE

Togolese President visits Zayed's tomb

Posted on 17/06/2005

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe visited here Thursday the tomb of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. President Gnassingbe who made a brief stop-over in the UAE after attending the G77 summit in Doha, was accompanied by a number of officials from the Foreign and Justice Ministries in addition to members of his delegation. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Pervez visits tomb of Sheikh Zayed

Posted on 05/06/2005

The Pakistani President, General Pervez Musharraf and Accompanying delegation visited here Saturday the tomb of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan following their arrival today in the UAE. A number of senior UAE officials accompanied him to the tomb of Sheikh Zayed, including Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Information and Culture, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Communications and Head of the Honorary Mission accompanying the Guest. They All prayed for the soul of the ...  >>MORE

Syrian model village named after Zayed

Posted on 30/05/2005

The foundation stone was laid yesterday for the Sheikh Zayed Model Village in Syria in presence of Syrian Housing Minister Mohammed Nihad Mushantat and Hamad Mohammed Humaid Al Junaibi, UAE Ambassador to Syria. The Syrian Housing Minister said that the decision to name the new village after the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was made to express Syrian people's appreciation for his great deeds. Al Junaibi described the move as a token of gratitude by the Syrian people to the late Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Garden wins Gold medal at Chelsea

Posted on 25/05/2005

The Garden of the late UAE founder and leader, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, which is being showcased at the Chelsea Flower Show, has won the Gold Medal, it was announced here on Monday. The Garden was rated the best last year and also won the Gold Medal. The show was inaugurated on Monday by Prince Andrew, who visited the Garden along with Prince Michael. They were received by the Garden's Supervisor, Mohammed Abdullah Al Hashimi. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

GCC honour for Zayed

Posted on 24/05/2005

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday received a shield presented by the GCC Secretariat General to Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in recognition of his pioneering role in the establishment of the UAE and leading the way in mapping out prudent environmental policies for the UAE and the region. Sheikh Khalifa received the shield during a meeting with Abdul Rahman Bin Hamad Al Attiya, GCC Secretary-General. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Zayed was the first to declare houbara birds as endangered species: Hamdan bin Zayed

Posted on 17/05/2005

The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was the first to sound the alarm bell and declare houbara birds as endangered species three decades ago, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs has said. In an editorial note in Al Saqqar Magazine, a specialized publication featuring falconry and other related issues, Sheikh Hamdan who is also Chairman of the UAE Falconers' Club recalled that Sheikh Zayed painted a graphic picture as to ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Gaza inaugurated

Posted on 16/05/2005

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque which was completed recently by the Palestinian Ministry of Housing was inaugurated in Gaza yesterday. The mosque was formally handed over to the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs. Following the completion of the construction works, the keys of the mosque were handed over here today to Sheikh Yousef Juma, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs by Dr. Mohammed Shetei, Minister of Housing. The Minister also delivered the keys of the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed school ...  >>MORE

Zayed charity run in New York on Sunday

Posted on 16/05/2005

A 10-km road race will be held in New York next Sunday in memory of the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The event will aim to raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation, it was announced at a press conference held yesterday at the Burj Al Arab. Brig Mohammad Hilal Al Kaabi, President of UAE Athletics Federation, said the race will be under the patronage of General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. ...  >>MORE

Coptic Church Archbishop visits Zayed's tomb

Posted on 11/05/2005

The Archbishop of the Orthodox Coptic church in Jerusalem, the Gulf and Middle East, Dr. Abraham, visited here today the tomb of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Accompanied by Egyptian ambassador to the UAE Fahmy Ahmed Fayed and a number senior priests of the Coptic church in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, Dr Abraham paid rich tribute to Sheikh Zayed. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

UAE University creates world's biggest mosaic

Posted on 06/05/2005

The UAE University has entered the Guinness Book of World Records by creating a giant mosaic with 8 million coloured stones. It was unveiled at the Al Maqam Campus (for girls) on Monday night. More than 7,800 students took part in creating the Dh3.5 million mosaic under the supervision of Lebanese architect and artist Michael Zaraik, said Moza Al Badi, Director of Youth Affairs and Students Activities at the campus. "We have received confirmation from the Guinness Book that this is the biggest ...  >>MORE

Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister visits Zayed's tomb

Posted on 02/05/2005

Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister, Ichiro Aisawa, visited in Abu Dhabi yesterday the tomb of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Accompanied by a number of officials at the Foreign Ministry, Justice Ministry and the Japanese Ambassador, the Japanese official expressed his appreciation for the great role played by the late Sheikh Zayed in setting up the UAE federation and extending bridges of friendship and cooperation with various countries of the world. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

March procession in tribute to Zayed

Posted on 30/04/2005

A large number of people, including UAE nationals and members of the expatriate communities living in the country, Thursday evening embarked on a march procession here in tribute and appreciation to the late UAE Founder and Leader, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan The march procession began from the Clock Tower in Central Ras Al Khaimah to Al Rams township amidst words of praises and adoration for the late UAE leader. The participants also expressed profound gratitude and appreciation to ...  >>MORE

Late Zayed honoured by UNEP as Champion of Earth

Posted on 22/04/2005

New York - The United Nations Development Programme (UNEP) on Wednesday honoured in a grand ceremony the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan as 'Champion of the Earth' for his commitment to the protection and conservation of the environment and endangered wildlife. The UNEP screened a footage for a ceremony held in Abu Dhabi Tuesday for handing the award to UAE President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan when he received UNEP Executive Director Dr. Klaus Toepfer. During the ...  >>MORE

Saudi paper highlights UN tribute to Sheikh Zayed

Posted on 22/04/2005

Riyadh - A leading Saudi newspaper yesterday praised UN's selection of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan among the winners of the coveted "Champions of the earth" award in recognition of the his lifetime commitment to protect environment. In its today's issue, the Arabic language "Al Riyadh" newspaper described posthumous selection of Sheikh Zayed for the award as a "tribute to his efforts in protecting the environment and recognition of the enormous regional and international ...  >>MORE

Ghanaian President visits Sheikh Zayed's tomb

Posted on 22/04/2005

Ghanaian President, John Agyekum Kufuor, Wednesday evening visited the tomb of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and prayed for his soul. The Ghanaian President was accompanied during the visit by a number of officials from the foreign ministry and the Non-Resident Ghanaian Ambassador, Abdul Razaq Hassan Tahir. President Kufuor made a stopover here on his way to Jakarta to attend the Asian-African Summit 2005, which opens on Friday in the Indonesian capital. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Largest painting poised to enter Guinness book

Posted on 19/04/2005

Over 5,000 female students yesterday started adorning what appears to be the largest painting in the world, hoping that it will make an entry into the Guinness book of world record. The painting, a large portrait of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is 17 meters long, six meters wide. About 6.4 million mosaic stones are being used to finish the painting that will be displayed in the female students college at the UAE University's Al Maqam campus in Al Ain. The painting will contain ...  >>MORE

UN award a tribute to Zayed's achievements

Posted on 19/04/2005

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday accepted the Champions of the Earth Award. The prestigious award has been bestowed posthumously upon Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in recognition of the late President's lifetime commitment to protect the UAE's environment. The award, said UNEP, is also a recognition of the enormous regional and international contributions of Sheikh Zayed to agriculture, afforestation, ...  >>MORE

Environmental conservation was a strategic goal for Sheikh Zayed

Posted on 19/04/2005

In a statement issued yesterday, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates and Deputy Chairman of the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA), expressed his happiness and pride at the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) choice of the late President of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, as one of seven world leaders to be honoured for being a "Champion of the Earth.” He ...  >>MORE

Zayed considered environment as an integral part of the country's history and heritage: Al Midfa

Posted on 19/04/2005

In a statement released yesterday, His Excellency Hamad Abdul Rahman Al Midfa, Minister of Health and Chairman of the Federal Environmental Agency (FEA), hailed selection of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for the coveted "Champions of the Earth" award, along with six other world personalities whose exemplary contributions made a significant impact on the global efforts for environment protection and sustainable development. ...  >>MORE

Zayed awarded UNEP's 'Champions of the Earth' environment title

Posted on 13/04/2005

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has named former UAE President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (posthumously) among seven leaders in the field of the environment as Champions of the Earth for "setting an example for the world to follow." A UNEP statement from Nairobi yesterday said the awards - for outstanding environmental achievers and leaders from each region of the world - will be presented on April 19 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to the following ...  >>MORE

Education Minister attends operetta in memory of Sheikh Zayed

Posted on 28/03/2005

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Education, attended in Abu Dhabi last night, an operetta titled "Zayed is the heart, the heart is Zayed", which commemorates the great achievements made by late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The operetta, which was organised by the Education Ministry's students and scouts activities department and performed by students and a number of leading UAE singers, was also attended by Sheikh Salem bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Ras Al Khaimah ...  >>MORE

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Zayed dedicated his life to build an affluent nation: Nahyan


Zayed - 'Father of the Nation'


A tribute to a visionary


Symposium on Zayed highlights contributions


FNC to publish book on Sheikh Zayed


Thousands mark first anniversary of Zayed's demise


UAE hot-air-balloon team shines in Moscow


Armenian FM visits Zayed's tomb


Turkish Prime Minister visits Zayed's tomb


Second edition of sell-out book out soon


Governor of Victoria visits Zayed's tomb


Abu Dhabi TV producing documentary on Zayed's life


Zayed portrait in Abu Dhabi spruced up


Australian premier visits Zayed's tomb


Zayed photographic exhibition to be held at ADIHEX 2005


Japan's ex-PM visits Zayed's tomb


Tribute to UAE's founding father set to enter the Guinness Book


Zayed's museum to be constructed in pharanoic village


Zayed's desert garden launched in Hamburg


Stellar Tower to dominate skyline in Abu Dhabi as a tribute to Zayed


Togolese President visits Zayed's tomb


Pervez visits tomb of Sheikh Zayed


Syrian model village named after Zayed


Sheikh Zayed Garden wins Gold medal at Chelsea


GCC honour for Zayed


Zayed was the first to declare houbara birds as endangered species: Hamdan bin Zayed


Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Gaza inaugurated


Zayed charity run in New York on Sunday


Coptic Church Archbishop visits Zayed's tomb


UAE University creates world's biggest mosaic


Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister visits Zayed's tomb


March procession in tribute to Zayed


Late Zayed honoured by UNEP as Champion of Earth


Saudi paper highlights UN tribute to Sheikh Zayed


Ghanaian President visits Sheikh Zayed's tomb


Largest painting poised to enter Guinness book


UN award a tribute to Zayed's achievements


Environmental conservation was a strategic goal for Sheikh Zayed


Zayed considered environment as an integral part of the country's history and heritage: Al Midfa


Zayed awarded UNEP's 'Champions of the Earth' environment title


Education Minister attends operetta in memory of Sheikh Zayed