Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, today made a friendly surprise visit to the staff of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court while they were on a tour of the Etihad Museum and Dubai Water Canal.
In friendly exchanges with the visiting staff, he wished them a happy New Year that is full of hope, well-being and abundance.
Dubai Crown Prince's visit was well-received by the staff, with Jaber Mohammed Ghanem Al Suwaidi, director-geenral of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court, describing it as a generous gesture that reflects patriotism, dedication to work as well as working in a positive spirit while serving the nation.
Mohammad Ahmad Al Murr, chairman of the Advisory Committee of Etihad Museum, welcomed the visiting staff with a briefing about the edifice that was built to tell the story of how the UAE founding fathers met 45 years ago to establish one united country.
Spreading over 26,000 square metres, the Etihad Museum is located adjacent to Union House, where the declaration was announced to establish the independent state of the United Arab Emirates. Its inauguration coincided with the 45th UAE National Day on 2nd December, 2016.
The museum shows how national unity and bonds between the people and leadership of the UAE resulted in a united country inspired by the dedication and loyalty of the founding fathers, Al Murr noted.
The visiting staff toured the various pavilions of the landmark housing experience-driven exhibitions, interactive programmes and education initiatives that explore the chronology of events that culminated in the unification of the Emirates in 1971, with a key emphasis on the period between 1968 and 1974.