The first Memorial Park for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrating the brave soldiers and other Emiratis who made sacrifice while serving the Nation has been unveiled in Abu Dhabi.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, praised President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's commitment to honouring the nation's martyrs, as part of the national strategy for the Year of Giving. (Image: WAM)
An impressive artwork by British artist Idris Khan forms the Memorial at the heart of Wahat Al Karama park.
Wahat Al Karama is open to the public every day from 9.00am until midnight.
Symbolically located between Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the General Headquarters of the UAE Armed Forces, Wahat Al Karama, which means ‘oasis of dignity’, covers an area of 46,000 square meters.
The circular internal wall is cladded with 2,800 aluminium plates made from reclaimed metal from armoured vehicles used in service, which are inscribed with the names of the UAE’s heroes.
A delegation from Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s Future Energy Company, visit the site of Wahat Al Karama, the permanent tribute to the UAE soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the Nation. (Image: WAM)