The Founder's Memorial

The Founder's Memorial, Abu Dhabi: Hours, Address, The Founder's Memorial Reviews: 4.5/5

The Founder's Memorial
4.5
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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ashbanana
Munich, Germany157 contributions
Jan 2022
Nice place to stroll through and look at the memorial. I wouldn't make an extra trip there, but if you are in the area, take a look.
Written January 7, 2022
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QualityTime4us
Leicester, UK350 contributions
Dec 2021
Found this on one of our afternoon walks, beuatiful landscaping and arcitecture with a very informative centre. Return at night to see the stars!
Written December 31, 2021
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Professor_UK
London, UK87 contributions
Dec 2021
Free entry to the visitor centre. Free parking outside. The visitor centre had a large screen that provided information about the first ruler of Abu Dabhi. A second screen provided information about the memorial architecture building and artwork. Visitor centre was informative. Take a walk outside to the memorial building that sits in the centre of a lovely kept garden. The place is a great place to walk and view the surrounding area. The memorial building architecture artwork is an amazing piece of artwork for the 21st Century. There's a heavy security presence around the visitor centre and the memorial gardens, this is off-putting, every where you look, you can catch them staring at you - doesn't make for a relaxing visit. I scored it 5/5 for the artwork, clean restroom and information in the visitor centre.
Written December 28, 2021
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Paul S
Meitingen, Germany330 contributions
Dec 2021
A really great person, but a disappointing memorial. nearly impossible to detect the face. Nice setting and garden around
Written December 26, 2021
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Waza28
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1,048 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
The Founder’s Memorial is a
tourist attraction located in Abu Dhabi on the Corniche Road. Along with the big malls and shops, take some time out and stop by to learn about the history and culture of the UAE. A tribute to the man also known as Baba Zayed. The memorial is dedicated to the Father of the Nation Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The Constellation was designed by Ralph Helmick.
There are 1,327 geometric shapes hanging to make a portrait of Sheikh Zayed.
The shapes look like stars at night, are shining bright against the night sky. An amazing piece of art work that’s best viewed during the sunset. This is the largest constellation in the world.
Written December 8, 2021
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JayNottingham
Nottingham57 contributions
Nov 2021
Wonderful complex, continually cleaned. A great video of the Sheikh. Well worth a visit, go at night to see the wonderful display.
Written November 21, 2021
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DeanMcc007
Crawley, UK506 contributions
Nov 2021
We walked from our hotel and was heading to the Marina Mall when we passed this very peaceful place - open space, water feature, and the actual monument
An informative place describing the Abu Dhabi transformation from the first president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who passed away 2004
A nice place to reflect....
Written November 15, 2021
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Flyingred
Buckinghamshire, UK372 contributions
Oct 2021
This is worth going to see around sunset when the lights are coming on. The suspended polygons form the likeness of Sheikh Zayed. The gardens, paths and landscaping are very tasteful and kept in superb condition.
Written November 8, 2021
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Mostafa Ghazy
1 contribution
Aug 2021
it was nice experience , learn about life of the UAE' founder Sheikh Zayed.
all staff are very nice , responsive and ready to help .
i recommend people to go there and check
Written August 29, 2021
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jgkrishnan
Chennai (Madras), India25 contributions
Jan 2021
It is very near to ADNOC HQ and Marina mall. Public transport available. It is in the corner of Corniche beach and well maintained.
Written January 9, 2021
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