About The Founder’s Memorial

The Founder’s Memorial is an entity of Ministry of Presidential Affairs. 

The organisation is dedicated to commemorating the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan through the creation of an insightful visitor experience that explores his life, legacy and values.

A permanent national tribute that commemorates and celebrates the timeless legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, his visionary leadership and his vast influence on the UAE and the wider world.

To be a place of reflection, celebration and gathering that instils pride in the UAE community and enables international visitors to learn more about Sheikh Zayed, the man, the pioneer, the champion of human development and the founder of a nation.

Plan your visit

Visitor’s Guide

The Founder’s Memorial is free to the public and open daily. from 10.00am to 12.00am. Free visitor parking is available at the site and accessible from 18th street.

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Learn more about Sheikh Zayed’s vast influence on the UAE and the world through a tour around The Founder’s Memorial led by one of our Cultural Tour Guides. 

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The Constellation

The centrepiece of The Founder’s Memorial is The Constellation, a monumental public artwork featuring a dynamic three-dimensional portrait of Sheikh Zayed.

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