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Over 28,000 visit Abu Dhabi's Founder's Memorial since launch

The Founder's Memorial - the tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan - proves popular with visitors since it opened in April

Over 28,000 visit Abu Dhabi's Founder's Memorial since launch

More than 28,000 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 40 cultural tours conducted by visitors, state news agency WAM reported.

It has also received delegations from various educational and academic institutions which include over 1,061 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.

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