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In Pictures: Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamed Al Hamed 1929 - 2012

December 2, 2012

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan inspecting the expansion of Tourist Club area in Abu Dhabi in 1975. Sheikh Ahmed was Sheikh Zayed's maternal cousin . Courtesy Al Hamed Family
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan inspecting the expansion of Tourist Club area in Abu Dhabi in 1975. Sheikh Ahmed was Sheikh Zayed's maternal cousin . 


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Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamed Al Hamed was the UAE's first Minister of Information and Tourism. He passed away on November 28, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, aged 83. Courtesy Al Hamed Family
Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamed Al Hamed was the UAE's first Minister of Information and Tourism. He passed away on November 28, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, aged 83.
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The Sheikh frequently visited different countries attending conferences in relation to media, and officially visited other countries exploring their tourism strategies. Courtesy Al Hamed Family
The Sheikh frequently visited different countries attending conferences in relation to media, and officially visited other countries exploring their tourism strategies.

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Under his guidance The National's sister paper, the Arabic-language Al Ittihad, was launched, as was Abu Dhabi Television, Courtesy Al Hamed Family
Under his guidance The National's sister paper, the Arabic-language Al Ittihad, was launched, as was Abu Dhabi Television,

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Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamed Al Hamed, left, seen with Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Courtesy Al Hamed Family
Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamed Al Hamed, left, seen with Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, 

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