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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

Opening of Sheikh Zayed memorial is postponed 'until further notice'

Founder's Memorial was due to be inaugurated on January 22

The opening of a monument honouring UAE Founding Father Sheikh Zayed is set to take place on Monday night at 9.30pm. Chris Whiteoak / The National
The opening of a monument honouring UAE Founding Father Sheikh Zayed is set to take place on Monday night at 9.30pm. Chris Whiteoak / The National

The opening of a new memorial to the UAE Founding Father Sheikh Zayed has been postponed "until further notice" it was announced on Sunday.

The Founder's Memorial on the Abu Dhabi Corniche was due to be officially inaugurated on the evening of Monday, January 22.

A brief announcement was made on the Founder's Memorial Facebook page,

Located at the intersection of first and second street along Abu Dhabi's Corniche and spanning 3.3 hectares, the Memorial will be encircled with native plants from the UAE and the Arabian Peninsula, in keeping with Sheikh Zayed’s commitment to nurturing local flora and fauna.

The opening of the Memorial, which features a monumental artwork, is to coincide with the commencement of the Year of Zayed – a national year of commemoration declared by UAE President Sheikh Khalifa to mark 100 years since the birth of Sheikh Zayed.

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