In pictures: The life of Sheikh Zayed from the National Archives

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It is the mission of the National Archives to protect the heritage of the United Arab Emirates as a trustworthy source of information to both decision makers and the general public while promoting civic spirit and a sense of national identity.

Among our collection is an extensive and quite remarkable collection of primary source materials that chronicle the life and prodigious achievements of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, from his time as the Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Region, then Ruler of Abu Dhabi and finally President of the UAE.

Our collection comes from such diverse sources as the archives of Qasr Al Hosn, the Cultural Foundation, the British National Archives and several private collections.