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Sunday 01 May ,2016

"Zayed"... tops the National Archives platform at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

"Zayed"... tops the National Archives platform at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

The National Archives platform at Abu Dhabi International Exhibition is filled with a large number of National Archives publications, but most of these publications took the life of the founding leader, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan - may God rest his soul - as material for it, due to the wisdom and insights he enjoyed in various fields of life. And because of the importance of the establishment stage in what the UAE has reached at the present time.

The National Archives of the United Arab Emirates, since its inception in 1968, has been keen to publish and acquire a book. In both cases, the book it targets remains closely related to the National Archives' objectives, orientations, and interests. Since it launched its first publications, it received great attention, so it ran out and became, after a while, one of the rarities of publications.

The National Archives’ publications accompanied the birth of the modern state with the establishment of the Union, and monitored the efforts of the wise leadership. The National Archives endorsed all that came in its publications with historical documents, and issued luxurious volumes on the journey of the late - God willing - the founding leader, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. These publications are considered A unique collection among the biographies of the greats of the era, which is full of life and refreshes the memory of the homeland.

The National Archives paid attention to the biography of Sheikh Zayed and his career out of gratitude for him, and as inspiration for lessons from his biography that derived material from his insightful thought.

Believing in the National Archives that the establishment stage led by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan - may God rest his soul in peace - with confidence and wisdom, will continue to be a supporter that we need to draw from, and that his words and actions - may God have mercy on him - will be immortalized in history for the future. The National Archives has issued my book: (Zayed's Diaries from 1966 to 2002) in five volumes that include the activities of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan since his assumption of power on a daily basis, and (Al-Faa’id Min Zayed’s Sayings) in four volumes compiling his conversations - may God rest his soul - and his interviews and speeches on various occasions and forums.

Among the most prominent books of the National Archives platform at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is the book: (Zayed from the Challenge to the Union), which is a documented book about the historical period that preceded the formation of the Union in 1971, specifically since 1964, when the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan took office. Al Nahyan ruling in the city of Al Ain.

The book is the first real study based on historically archived documents, and provides in-depth material for researchers and new generations that highlights the historical facts that were the nucleus of the formation of the union.

Among the most important books that head the platform is also the book: (Zayed, a man who built a nation), a book full of the most detailed analyzes of the life of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which was enriched by the collective memory of those who lived through his long journey and participated in it, and its content was reinforced with basic reference materials from all over the world. Until Tomorrow, the eight-hundred-page book depicts a unique and captivating personal story supported by many unique archival photographs that enhance the content of the new book.

Also on the platform is the book (Zayed, the son of the desert, the maker of civilization), which tells about Zayed’s upbringing between Liwa, Al Dhafra, and Al Khatim, and his first life, where he learned the principles of the Holy Qur’an, and memorized poetry and literature. From the people of the desert, he heard news of the contemporary desert and its near and far history, so this knowledge of history and heritage increased him. and his political culture.

 The book confirms that Zayed learned in the desert the art of reconciling disputants, and that qualified him for success when he took over the affairs of Al-Ain and the eastern region, and this gift in his personality became a prominent characteristic when he appeared on the scene of events in the Arab world.

The exhibition was also celebrated with the book (Zayed and Heritage), which tells in its seven chapters the story of Sheikh Zayed's interest in heritage, and his influence as a child and youth, as a ruler and president, in his politics and laying the foundations of his state, and in guiding his children and people. From the pages of his bright history filled with goodness, giving and blessings.

In the first half of last year, the National Archives issued a book: (Fifty Years in Al Ain Oasis) in both Arabic and English. It deals with the agricultural and environmental vision and thought of Sheikh Zayed, and is a testament to the founding leader's devotion to his people and nation, and to his life that was filled with giving and benevolence. The book is rich in information, historical documents and photographs that have been preserved for future generations. Through the memoirs of the agricultural advisor to Sheikh Zayed, "Abdul Hafeez Khan," he traces the beginnings of agricultural development in Al Ain.

Late last year, the National Archives also published a book: (Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Ruler of Al Ain 1946-1966), which deals with an important stage in the history of the United Arab Emirates; It deals with the geography of Al-Ain, and identifies the Arab tribes that inhabited it. The book refers to the many castles and fortresses of Al-Ain and to the secrets of the region's interest in this type of building. , and Al-Masoudi.

The book defines the lineage of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and depicts some of the features of his childhood and youth, and his love for science and knowledge that pushed him to self-learning, community and family learning. He used to benefit from the Mutawa, educate himself, and benefit from the councils’ dialogues and discussions, and from his family members, as well as monitoring his relationship with his parents and brothers, because all of this had a great impact on shaping his leadership and patriarchal personality.

The National Archives enriched its stand at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair with its latest publication, the book: (Zayed and Excellence).

Most of the refereed school trip research books revolve around the personality of the symbolic leader, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, most notably: the book: (Zayed and Development), which deals with the comprehensive concept of development and its historical stages, and the role of Sheikh Zayed in building a distinguished national economy, and the book: (Zayed and the Environment) and his visions in preserving on the environment and its development, and the book: (Zayed and Education), which monitors education in its historical stages, then its development after the establishment of the federation, and the book: (Zayed and the Woman) and its great role in order to activate its role in building society.

Most of the publications of the National Archives, which occupy its stand at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2016, contain chapters, lessons or lessons from the life of the founding leader, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, even if their titles are not honorable by his name - may God have mercy on him - and the most prominent of which are the book (Qasr Al-Hosn) and the book: (Memories of the Emirates), and the book: (Emiratis .. All Our Old Days), and the book (In the Heart of the Desert) deals with the comfort that the British geologist Michael Morton found when he was close to Sheikh Zayed - may God rest his soul in peace - and some of the noble qualities that made his council a meeting place for citizens and visitors.