The Founder's Memorial
The Founder's Memorial
4.5
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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  • GeneralShamu
    New York City, New York1,058 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
  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,823 contributions
    Frame with a portrait of Zayed
    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.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 9 May 2023
  • Khalaf K
    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates243 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
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Khalaf K
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates243 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 Netherlands3,823 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, NY1,058 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, Israel39,605 contributions
Sep 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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DzemoMB
Maribor, Slovenia133 contributions
Oct 2022
Nice panorama, with some great views. It will not take you much time so I suggest you to visit it while traveling around.
Written 30 October 2022
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Eddie1087
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK101 contributions
Aug 2022
We went a night to see this art installation. It was amazing how it had been arranged to create the face of the founder.
Written 9 August 2022
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mikesheoref
Jerusalem, Israel114 contributions
Jun 2022
Fun to see - and there are a few signs posted around to explain what is viewed. However, there is not much to do around the area.
Written 20 June 2022
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