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Nearly 30,000 people visit Founder's Memorial since April launch

Memorial, which is a permanent national tribute to the UAE's founding father, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has seen over 430 cultural tours

Nearly 30,000 people visit Founder's Memorial since April launch

Nearly 30,000 people visited The Founder’s Memorial in Abu Dhabi since it opened to the public on April 22.

The Memorial, which is a permanent national tribute to the founding father, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has seen over 430 cultural tours conducted by visitors, state news agency WAM reported.

It has also received delegations from various educational and academic institutions which include over 1,385 male and female students.

Established to celebrate Sheikh Zayed’s visionary leadership and vast influence on his country and the wider world, the Founder’s Memorial encompasses 3.3 hectares of landscaped space which is free to access and open to the public on a daily basis.

The centrepiece of the site is The Constellation, a monumental public artwork consisting of more than 1,300 geometric shapes which form a dynamic three-dimensional portrait of Sheikh Zayed.

At sunset, the shapes of The Constellation are illuminated and shine like stars against the night sky, bringing the stunning portrait to life.

Located on the Abu Dhabi Corniche, the site encompasses 33,000m sq of landscaped public space.

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