Sheikh Zayed & UAE Natural and Cultural Heritage 


Sheikh Zayed & UAE Natural and Cultural Heritage
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when 6:30‐8pm where NYUAD Campus, Conference Center who NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
Open to the Public

Sheikh Zayed & UAE Natural and Cultural Heritage 

The late Sheikh Zayed is well-known for his interest in, and support for, the natural and cultural heritage of the UAE. This talk examines the field of the environment and archaeology of Abu Dhabi to demonstrate his involvement in projects that have led to the preservation of two of Abu Dhabi’s most important nature reserves and to the promotion of knowledge of key archaeological sites, such as the early Christian monastery on the island of Sir Bani Yas. This talk also focuses on the way in which Sheikh Zayed saw the Sir Bani Yas site as being evidence of the UAE’s tradition of cultural and religious tolerance.

Peter Hellyer, Writer, Historian & Environmentalist

Hosted by
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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