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Delegation of the EU to the UAE

Sheikh Zayed & Europe

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Delegation of the EU to the UAE

Sheikh Zayed & Europe

Delegation of the European Union to the United Arab Emirates - Sheikh Zayed and Europe: A Journey

Organised by the European Union Delegation to the UAE and the Austrian and Bulgarian Presidencies of the Council of the EU for the year 2018, Action Impact were engaged to design and deliver a two-month exhibition that was to be held at the Founders Memorial in Abu Dhabi to commemorate the year of Zayed.

The exhibition paid tribute to the Founding Father of the UAE through pictures, videos, memorabilia and artefacts relating to the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al Nayhan and the long history of cultural exchange between Europe & UAE.

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The Journey

Visitors were taken on a nostalgic journey and were invited to explore the late Founding Father’s legacy and his historical relationship with Europe and European leaders. Star objects designed specifically to pay homage were unveiled, such as fragrances by the French perfume house Henry Jacques specifically made for Sheikh Zayed and the Founding Father’s hand written vaccination card dating back to 1951.

In a statement on the occasion, H.H Sheikh Abdullah said, "Sheikh Zayed was inspired by what he saw in Europe and wanted the same for his people. And with the new revenues generated by oil sales, he was able to embark upon major construction and development projects at home, to ensure that the people benefitted from their wealth, and to work for unity and federation in the region.”

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International Collaboration

Action Impact was delighted to deliver the exhibition which was organised in collaboration with more than 16 Emirati and International organisations, over 20 contributors and 5 sponsors.

Dr. Antonella Mei-Pochtler, Special Advisor to the Austrian Federal Chancellor attended the opening ceremony along with Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, President of the Federal National Council, Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State, government officials, the Ambassadors of 25 EU Member States present in the UAE, and 150 other VIP guests.