Please find below answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about The Founder’s Memorial.

Where is The Founder’s Memorial located?

The Founder’s Memorial is located in Abu Dhabi at the corner of Corniche Road and 18th Street along the Abu Dhabi Corniche.

How do I access The Founder’s Memorial?

The Founder’s Memorial is accessible on foot from Corniche Road and 18th Street. Free public parking is available along 18th street, together with a pick-up point for taxis and coaches.

When is The Founder’s Memorial open?

The Welcome Centre is open from 9.00am to 10.00pm.

Is there any charge to visit The Founder’s Memorial?

Entry to the Founder’s Memorial is free for public, and tours led by our Cultural Tour Guides are complimentary.

Is booking required to visit The Founder’s Memorial?

If you are a tour operator or large group, booking is required.  Otherwise,  booking is not required to visit the memorial. However advance reservations are recommended for our Cultural Tours, which will help you get the most out of your visit.

When are Cultural Tours available?

Tours conducted by our Emirati Cultural Tour Guides are available from 9.00am to 10.00pm and last around 30 minutes.

Are there any charges for the Cultural Tours?

No, Cultural Tours are complimentary.

What languages are available for the tours?

Tours are available in both English and Arabic.

Are reservations required for Cultural Tours?

Space is limited, so advance booking is recommended. You can book a tour here or at the Welcome Centre on arrival.

Can children visit The Founder’s Memorial?

Yes, the Founder’s Memorial welcomes children of all ages.

Is The Founder’s Memorial accessible to people of determination?

Yes, the Founder’s Memorial accessible to people of determination, including wheelchair users.

Are restroom facilities available at The Founder’s Memorial?

Yes, two public conveniences are available on-site – one in the Welcome Centre and one in the Sanctuary Garden underneath the elevated walkway.

Are there dress restrictions?

Visitors are kindly requested to dress modestly and act respectfully while at the space.

Can I bring food and beverages to The Founder’s Memorial?

Food and drink from outside The Founder’s Memorial cannot be brought into the space, however there is a vending machine behind the Welcome Centre where you can purchase water. We recommend drinking water while walking around the space to stay hydrated. Take-out meals, barbeques and picnics are not allowed. Please be respectful of the environment and take litter away with you.

Is photography permitted at The Founder’s Memorial?

Photography is permitted, however The Founder’s Memorial reserves the right to regulate on-site photography and video recording at its discretion and to confiscate inappropriate content as required. 

Any photography or filming for commercial or media purposes, or the use of professional photography or film equipment on-site, is strictly prohibited without obtaining prior written consent from the management of The Founder’s Memorial.

Are there any special requirements for media visitors?

Media visitors must submit a media request in advance by clicking here.