Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation


Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates




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1971: A new nation is born, and with it, a new vision for the future.

A visionary who looked at a changing world through eyes that seemed to pierce the future, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan sought to engage the United Arab Emirates in cross-cultural dialogue with the wider international community from the outset, firmly establishing the United Arab Emirates as a crossroads for various cultures – in the process revealing the nation’s welcoming openness to a culture of tolerance and hospitality.

Committed to this vision to create an environment conducive to cultivating and elevating the mind which would also reach out to the world, leadership passed a law the same year to set up a cultural body whose aim was to nurture heritage and the arts in the fast developing nation.


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