The Founder's Memorial
The Founder's Memorial
4.5
09:00 - 22:00
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09:00 - 22:00
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09:00 - 22:00
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09:00 - 22:00
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  • GeneralShamu
    New York City, New York1,114 contributions
    Short Visit Worthwhile
    Great place to visit for 1-1.5 hours, ideally at night time to see it lit up. They have two informational videos about the history of Sheikh Zayed and construction of the memorial. Inside area has AC and clean restrooms.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 April 2023
  • Khalaf K
    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates250 contributions
    Iconic Engineering Work
    Founder’s Memorial of shaikh Zayed and in the capital of UAE is piece of innovation and creation. The idea is so amazing and very thoughtful. It’s very rear to such execution of an idea to appear such achievement and prosperity contributed by the founder and how the country is grateful towards it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Ihar Beliauski
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates113 contributions
    The Founder’s Memorial
    The Founder’s Memorial is a captivating testament to the rich history of our country, providing an immersive journey into the roots of the nation. Exploring this memorial becomes more than a visit; it's an educational experience that underscores the importance of understanding the history of the land we call home. With insightful exhibits and engaging narratives, The Founder’s Memorial serves as a beacon, enlightening visitors about the achievements and values that have shaped identity of the country. A visit here not only offers a profound appreciation for the past but also instills a sense of pride in being connected to the historical tapestry of the country.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 December 2023
  • Duncan R
    1 contribution
    Beautiful Memorial and well worth a visit
    Beautiful memorial to the late Sheikh Zayed and a window into his inspiring life and legacy. Well worth visiting. Saeed, one of the cultural advisors, hosted us on a tour around the memorial site sharing the UAE's rich history. Highly recommend visiting.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 December 2023
  • Getaway54962018713
    1 contribution
    Highly recommended
    Great place to visit. Our tour guide, Nasar was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and gave us a very interesting tour not only with a lot of information about the memorial but also about Abu Dhabi and U.A.E. history overall. Amazing and very moving memorial built in memory of the late Sheikh Zayed and his inspiring life and legacy. Naser, our tour guide gave us a free tour and shared interesting information about Sheikh Zayed's vision and philosophy, together with some aspects of the UAE's rich history. It was great to see how much he cared for the environment and his people. At the end of the tour, we watched a short film about his life, which was very professionally done. Highly recommend visiting.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 February 2024
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Getaway54962018713
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
Great place to visit. Our tour guide, Nasar was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and gave us a very interesting tour not only with a lot of information about the memorial but also about Abu Dhabi and U.A.E. history overall.

Amazing and very moving memorial built in memory of the late Sheikh Zayed and his inspiring life and legacy. Naser, our tour guide gave us a free tour and shared interesting information about Sheikh Zayed's vision and philosophy, together with some aspects of the UAE's rich history. It was great to see how much he cared for the environment and his people. At the end of the tour, we watched a short film about his life, which was very professionally done. Highly recommend visiting.
Written 6 February 2024
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Duncan R
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
Beautiful memorial to the late Sheikh Zayed and a window into his inspiring life and legacy. Well worth visiting. Saeed, one of the cultural advisors, hosted us on a tour around the memorial site sharing the UAE's rich history. Highly recommend visiting.
Written 27 December 2023
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Ihar Beliauski
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates113 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
The Founder’s Memorial is a captivating testament to the rich history of our country, providing an immersive journey into the roots of the nation. Exploring this memorial becomes more than a visit; it's an educational experience that underscores the importance of understanding the history of the land we call home. With insightful exhibits and engaging narratives, The Founder’s Memorial serves as a beacon, enlightening visitors about the achievements and values that have shaped identity of the country. A visit here not only offers a profound appreciation for the past but also instills a sense of pride in being connected to the historical tapestry of the country.
Written 20 December 2023
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Khalaf K
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates250 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Founder’s Memorial of shaikh Zayed and in the capital of UAE is piece of innovation and creation. The idea is so amazing and very thoughtful.

It’s very rear to such execution of an idea to appear such achievement and prosperity contributed by the founder and how the country is grateful towards it.
Written 23 July 2023
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ANR
15 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
In 45C summer heat, our guide went out of his way to make us comfortable. Very informative tour of the memorial dedicated to the vision and passion of the founding father of the UAE.
Written 14 July 2023
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,918 contributions
Apr 2023
It took me some time to figure out what it was. The hanging stones in the frame form a portrait of Zayed (the UAE founder/ ruler of Abu Dhabi). Indeed an original idea, but perhaps a bit over the top, if you are more into modesty and paying hommage to the oridnary people who actually did all the work of building the new society.
Written 9 May 2023
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,114 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Great place to visit for 1-1.5 hours, ideally at night time to see it lit up. They have two informational videos about the history of Sheikh Zayed and construction of the memorial. Inside area has AC and clean restrooms.
Written 17 April 2023
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George B
Kingsnorth, UK4 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Exceptionally clean and a beautiful tribute. The memorial is tastefully created and looks great against the skyline of Abu Dhabi
Written 7 April 2023
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Gilia B
7 contributions
Jan 2023
Beautiful place to visit. Don't miss the free guided tour, because without it we wouldn't have understood the full story.
The movie of "the making of the memorial" can be skipped. Not very interesting to me
Written 16 January 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
Sept 2022
This is an interesting monument, that can be seen while driving next to it.
At a certain angle, the hundreds of hanging balls create the image of the late founder of the UAE.
Written 19 November 2022
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