This beautiful memorial was recently constructed by the UAE government to honor the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Zayed was much loved by the people of the UAE for all the great things he has brought to the country.
The memorial is especially beautiful at night when thousand little lights form the face of Sheikh Zayed. In the adjourning building you can sit down and watch a documentary about this amazing man. How he has brought the UAE from rags to riches and how he has given back everything to his people and foreign residents.
There are stories of him driving around in an old pick up truck talking to people on the street to inquire about their happiness and if he could do anything to improve their lives. Sheikh Zayed had a great vision about the UAE and expecially his hometown Abu Dhabi and he fulfilled it.
Directions & Location: right beside Emirates Palace Hotel
Opening hours: daily from 9am to 10pm
Entry is free
This is not your typical Tourist spot but we nonetheless recommend going there to hear all about the story of the founder of Abu Dhabi. The documentary is very interesting and you will be well entertained.
The Big Bus Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour stops here