Ajman Tourism launches time capsule to celebrate UAE National Day

Ajman Tourism Development Department, ATDD, has launched a time capsule inviting the public to be part of the UAE’s history by submitting videos, writings and images, to celebrate the UAE's 45th National Day.

The capsule will be showcased at Safiya Park Walk, in Masfout and at the Flag Park. It will be transferred to the Ajman Museum on 3rd December to be placed underground for five years and will be opened in 2021 to coincide with the golden jubilee celebrations of the UAE Federation.

Faisal Al Nuaimi, General Manager of ATDD, said, "The time capsule is a chance to look further at the future and monitor the development and modernisation movement, and thus a chance to deliver it to the people after a period to compare the difference in social life."

He added, "The UAE leadership is always keen to monitor and measure the progress and extent of achievement in the country, therefore, this will show the attention of our rulers and our elders to reflect the experience of what has been accomplished to extrapolate the future and stimulate community achievement and development."

Saud Abdul Aziz Al Jasmi, Head of Time Capsule Events Section, said, "We have brought the idea of time capsule out of a desire to provide an opportunity for all members of the community in the emirate to participate and be part of the historical legacy of the emirate. The more time the holdings are buried, the more traditional and historical values are. The capsule and its holdings after five years from now will showcase the vision of every ambitious person who contributed to it, and explain that this idea made him think of the place he is going to be after five years."

The See you in 5 years hash tag has been chosen to reflect the content and the idea of time capsule.

Those who wish to participate can send videos or share pictures with the account of the Tourism Development Department on Instagram (AjmanTDD) or go in person to the event sites at the Safiya Park and Corniche Ajman.