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The Founder's Memorial

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The installation is breathtaking to view only at night! During the day it is harder to visualise the countenance of the former Ruler. It only comes alive at night. The film explaining the significance and installation of the Memorial is good. The headphones provided were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 666LOE
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is well worth seeing but you need to see the short film explaining the project and then take a free short guided tour around the memorial. It would be interesting to see it lit up at night as this will show the founder’s profile,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rosemary P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visit at dusk or evening , it's free with a short film about the construction. It's a stunning work of art set in peaceful grounds.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank diana c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a late afternoon walk along the Corniche and thought we'd take a look at the Memorial. We were soon approached by a delightful young girl (Fatma?) who offered to give us a free tour and explanation on the history and erection of the Memorial...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Peter G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was amazing. A wonderful guy greeted me as soon as I entered the place and offered me a free tour around the place. Very professional and telling very interesting facts about Sheikh Zayed himself, the idea of this artwork, the trees around the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Respect to this men, try to visit it during the night, so you can see the image projected from the lights.!!!!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Filipe P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unnoticed and more coincidentally! But impressive. From the point of view of the artist who created the monument as the person to whom it is dedicated!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JankoSte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was disappointing as a place to visit. The family got bored really quickly and asked to go elsewhere, which is what we did.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PAR506
Reviewed February 9, 2019

The Memorial opened in April 2018, the monument is part of the visitor centre in Abu Dhabi. It features a unique 3D installation cultural memorial that celebrates the legacy of Sheikh Zayed, the first President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who passed away in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BLS_65
Reviewed January 29, 2019

The place is closed as the Pope will be visiting the sight when he visits Abu Dhabi. The gardens are walled off so you can't get near it. It look like it would be well worth a visit when it reopens.

Date of experience: January 2019
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