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Sunday 04 August ,2019

(Liwa) celebrates coexistence and tolerance and highlights Sheikh Rashid's efforts in establishing Dubai Air Ports

In Issue 21 recently issued by the National Archives



The 21st issue of Liwa magazine issued by the National Archives celebrates coexistence and tolerance in the UAE society, describing the UAE as a wonderful model of security and peaceful social coexistence among the societies of the contemporary world. The study written by Dr. Fatima Al-Sayegh confirms that this pioneering model derives its values and components from the UAE’s heritage. Historical, cultural and social dating back thousands of years.

The study, published by Liwa magazine, coinciding with the Year of Tolerance, indicates that the UAE's archaeological heritage reflects the manifestations of this diversity, as various sects and races have lived in the UAE region from ancient times to the present day.

The study highlights the roots of tolerance and peaceful coexistence in the UAE since ancient times. Contemporary measures taken by the UAE to make the country safe for all. And the policy and visions of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan - may God rest his soul in peace - are based on tolerance and call for peaceful coexistence between races, a policy that has become well-established for the state at home and abroad, and has made it a shady oasis under which millions of people live. and the current conditions of the UAE based on ethnic diversity and cultural pluralism. The article concludes with an analytical view of the importance of the policy of coexistence and tolerance in making our contemporary world free of all forms of violence and terrorism.

(Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum and the establishment of Dubai Air Ports) are among the most important titles that illuminated this issue of (Liwa). This article was written by Dr. Alia Mohammed Najeeb Saqr, who indicated that the period of the end of the fifties of the twentieth century was the turning point for the Emirate of Dubai. Because Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum began to establish the emirate's infrastructure, and it seemed to be transforming into an emirate with institutions that match the size of the development in the economic and demographic fields, and this is what necessitated the establishment of a civil airport for it.

This study indicates the role of Dubai Airport in attracting airlines from all over the world at this early age in the emirate's developing life, and highlights one of the most important projects that have made progress in its field of completion, and documents Sheikh Rashid's endeavors to establish Dubai Airport and the British opposition, and Sheikh Rashid's executive efforts before The opening of the airport, then the opening of the asphalt runway in 1965, and the promotional procedures of Sheikh Rashid. It is an approach to serve the commercial interests of Dubai, but it pursues it to consolidate the foundations of trade and provide the necessary services to merchants and businessmen.

The new issue of (Liwa), the peer-reviewed scientific journal, issued in both Arabic and English, sheds light on topics related to the history, heritage and antiquities of the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Gulf region. The first studies of this issue were written by Khaled Hussein Saleh, entitled: (History in Mleiha and Southern Arabia... Communications and Influences). In it, the history of the Mleiha site, which is located in the center of the Emirate of Sharjah, is revealed. In it, many evidences were discovered of communication between it and Arab and foreign commercial centers during its settlement period. Between the late third century BC and the middle of the third century AD. Due to its strategic location, Mleiha participated in the cultural situation at the time, and it had a major role in commercial exchanges. There are numerous studies on the most important characteristics of Mleiha, and evidence of its connection to the south of the Arabian Peninsula in ancient times.

In its new issue, Liwa magazine also documents aspects of the life of Sheikh Zayed bin Saif bin Muhammad Al-Falahi, and the writer Saeed Al-Suwaidi draws information from British documents (1820-1825), and from the oral history of the Al Bu Falah clan and their lineages in general and Al Nahyan in particular. Saif Al-Falahi is the one who signed a peace treaty in 1820 on behalf of the Sheikh of Dubai, Mohammed bin Hazaa bin Zaal. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Shakhbout to power, and the study monitors the life of Sheikh Zayed bin Saif Al-Falahi until its end, and deals with the various aspects of this personality, whose reign witnessed many disturbances and challenges.

The part presented by Liwa magazine in English included two studies. The first is entitled: (Three Portuguese documents on the Arabian Gulf, and an appendix on trade and taxes), and the second is entitled: (Sheikh Zayed bin Saif bin Muhammad Al-Falahi through British documents 1820-1825).