The National Archives Participates in the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2016
The National Archives of the United Arab Emirates has completed its preparations to participate in the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2016 with a pavilion that includes a number of activities related to its tasks, as it displays some rare documents, historical documentaries, and some of its new publications.
On the first day of the exhibition, the National Archives organizes, in the signature corner, a ceremony to launch the book (In the Heart of the Desert), which reviews the efforts of oil companies in the south of the Arabian Peninsula, at an important stage, to paint a true picture of life with its economic, social and political features, so that a true picture of the past and the harshness of life will be embodied before the reader. Thus, it highlights the great shift that the region witnessed until it reached what it is now in terms of prosperity.
The National Archives is also launching its latest publication, represented by the book: (Zayed and Excellence), which is the first of its kind in the world to present an exceptional look that evokes the universal human personality of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan through the model of excellence.
The National Archives platform at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair includes the Al Bu Falah tree; As the visitor watches on a large interactive screen the tree of the Al Bu Falah clan, which begins with a farmer, and the tree begins with a farmer, all the way to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State - may God protect him - and his brothers, the sons of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the large interactive screen presents each one From the sheikhs of the Al Bu Falah family, an integrated definition supported by photographs. The National Archives allocated a large screen in its platform in a special room to display documentaries about the past and heritage of the UAE. This enhances the sense of national identity and the spirit of loyalty and belonging to the homeland.
The Educational Programs Section takes advantage of the days of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to present reading workshops in three of the most important publications of the National Archives: the book (Zayed from Challenge to Union), the book (Khalifa: A Journey to the Future), and the book (Qasr al-Hosn: Biography of the Rulers of Abu Dhabi) with the aim of developing students' reading culture; This contributes to preparing generations who are aware at all levels and are able to participate in the development process. The National Archives presents the three aforementioned books for the visually impaired printed in Braille. In this regard, journalist Ahmed Al-Ghafli is conducting a dialogue on the book (Khalifa: A Journey to the Future) published by The National Archives in Braille.
During the days of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, the National Archives allows downloading smart applications, free of charge, for the volumes of the Sheikhs' diaries, which monitor the diaries of: His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State - may God protect him - and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the State and Chairman of the Council. Ministers, Ruler of Dubai - may God protect him - and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.
ويشارك الأرشيف الوطني أيضاً بأعداد من مجلة (ليوا) العلمية المحكمة التي تصدر باللغتين العربية والإنجليزية كل ستة أشهر، وهي تختص بالتاريخ والتراث والآثار في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة ومنطقة الخليج العربي.
The National Archives enriches its participation with a number of its publications, such as: volumes (The Sheikhs' Diaries), the book (Fifty Years in Al Ain Oasis), the book (The Third River), the book (Zayed, the Son of the Desert and the Maker of Civilization), and the book (The Messages of the Messenger (PBUH)).
It also participates in a number of specialized books, and the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates is keen to constructively participate annually in the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. As an annual cultural event for intellectuals, researchers and readers, especially since it has accompanied this exhibition since its first session, the platform of the Center for Documents and Studies (the National Archives) at the First International Islamic Book Fair in 1981 was honored by the visit of the founding leader, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan - may God rest his soul - At that time, he saw a rare collection of manuscripts and documents.
Through its participation in the exhibition, the National Archives aims to deepen awareness of its social role, introduce the new generation to the civilizational and cultural heritage of the state, and enhance the spirit of loyalty and belonging to the homeland.