In Focus | Zayed Remembered

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    Monday Aug 6

    Shaikh Zayed remains a guiding force

    Founding father’s vision of a state for the people as relevant as ever

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    Sunday Aug 21

    Zayed's generosity praised by Imam

    God favoured late leader, says Al Aqsa scholar

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    Saturday Aug 20

    Memories remain alive of leader who put the UAE on world map

    Shaikh Zayed is still a role model across the Arab world

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    Friday Aug 19

    A day to remember the great leader

    Starting this year, Ramadan 19 will be a special day for the country as the UAE will be commemorating the death anniversary of Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the nation’s founding father, on this day.

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    Friday Aug 19

    Living on in his people's hearts

    UAE citizens and residents share their views and memories of Shaikh Zayed.

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    Friday Aug 19

    ‘The ruler should not have any barrier which separates him from his people'

    Shaikh Zayed was also a strong supporter of women's rights and believed that they must participate in building the nation in accordance with Islam

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    Thursday Aug 18

    Shaikh Zayed — simple man of visionary ideas

    The UAE's founder was committed to the education and welfare of his people and an exemplar of islam and tolerance

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    Thursday Aug 18

    Media to mark Zayed's death anniversary

    The media is currently preparing to mark the anniversary of the death of Shaikh Zayed through national television and radio programmes

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    Wednesday Aug 17

    Shaikh Zayed death anniversary on Ramadan 19

    The 19th of Ramadan (Friday) will now be a day to mark the the death anniversary of the founding father of the UAE Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan

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    Monday Aug 1

    Shaikh Zayed Mosque: The grandest of them all

    The Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque is UAE's largest mosque and the eighth largest in the world. In December an average 14,000 people visited the mosque daily. Some 40,000 people attended the Eid Al Adha prayers last November. A colossal 10-metre-wide, 15-metre-tall chandelier studded with thousands of Swarovski crystals dominates the main prayer room overlaid with the world's largest carpet. The 5,627 square metre work of art handmade in Iran by 1,200 weavers weighs 47 tonnes. Continuous recitation of the Quran emanates from a fenced-in structure near the north entrance of the mosque — the final resting place of Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Gulf News Staff Photographer Abdel-Krim Kallouche was recently entranced by the grandeur of the mosque.