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Tuesday 31 January ,2023

The National Archives Offers Its Historical Publications To Researchers Via TRENDS Virtual Book Fair

The National Archives Offers Its Historical Publications To Researchers Via TRENDS Virtual Book Fair

The National Archives participates in the virtual book fair organized by the “Trends Center” under the theme “The Path to Knowledge”. This participation confirms the National Archives’ role of enriching knowledge with documented information of the UAE’s rich history, and strengthening the essential soft power to peoples’ progress and intellectual and cultural renaissance, which fulfills the exhibition organizers’ objectives.

The National Archives’ keenness to display its publications to researchers, academics, students and others prompted it to participate in this virtual book fair, which runs until February 7, as it is an important event held at a time during which precautionary measures such as social distancing and communication through interactive channels are implemented to curb the spread of the novel corona virus.

The books of the National Archives are very popular in all physical and virtual exhibitions and libraries for their national contents that attract writers, researchers and academics interested in the UAE ‘s history and heritage, and its successful and pioneering union experience in the Arab world and the world. The sales of the National Archives' electronic publications have increased significantly in the current period in which preventive measures are applied to confront the Corona pandemic.

The National Archives is keen to make its publications, which deal with the history and heritage of the UAE and the Gulf region, within the reach of researchers and the general public; thus, it made them available in many  bookstores across the UAE and it uses all technical and traditional marketing methods for this purpose. The important titles with which the National Archives participated in the Trends Virtual Book Fair include “Zayed Man Who Built A Nation”, “Khalifa: Journey into the Future”, “Zayed: From Challenges to Union”, “Zayed Awards and Decorations”, “My Journey with Zayed”, “Memorable Speeches of Zayed”, “Qasr Al Hosn”, “Memoirs of the Emirates”, “Umm Kulthum in Abu Dhabi”, and “The Integrated Archival System”, in addition to  other publications that are of interest to the various segments of the society.

Those who wish to obtain copies of the National Archives’ publications can access them via the following link:


It is noteworthy that the publications of the National Archives have topped the sales of the “Amazon” website in the Middle East for the second time, as they were the favorite picks for researchers, scholars because they provide accurate information supported by historical documents about the history and heritage of the UAE and the chronicles of its great leaders.

The National Archives

The National Archives of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs was first established in 1968 upon the directives of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, with the aim of collecting documents and information relating to the history and heritage of the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region. Forty years later, HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE President, issued Federal Law No. (7) of 2008 changing its name to be the National Center for Documentation and Research (NCDR), and assigning it to organize the archives of the various UAE government entities. In 2014, HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued Federal Law No. (1) of 2014, which changed it