Bruno Barbey

 Exhibition: March 19th – May 19th, 2018


 Art Collectors: His Excellency Mohammad Al Murr and Dr Mohammed Abdullah Al Mansoori

In remembrance of an honorable leader…

The Empty Quarter Gallery is proud to exhibit, during the Year of Zayed, some finely selected photographs representing the life of the noble leader and father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, may Allah rest his soul in peace.

The leadership of Sheikh Zayed transformed the Emirates from a lifecycle of subsistence and simple nomadism to the modern united nation which now occupies a forward-looking, gracious position amongst its fellow world states. Sheikh Zayed was born 1918; the first centennial of his birth is now being celebrated with love and heartfelt remembrance throughout the UAE.

The progressive vision of the late Sheikh Zayed was the catalyst that generated the innovative activities and spectacular economic growth and urban revival that we see in our country today. Sheikh Zayed’s tight bond with Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum and the founding fathers of the Union formed the robust foundation for the structure of the modern UAE.

The Emiratis shared Sheikh Zayed’s love, loyalty and faithfulness during his lifetime in a rare relationship that emanated from his resolve to achieve his people’s aspirations; his memory lives on in the hearts of the people.

Sheikh Zayed’s successors have continued to proudly proclaim his accomplishments and the realisation of his ambitions. His strong bond with Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum and the founding fathers continues in the current bond that links His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, and their Highnesses the rulers of the Emirates.

The advanced and modern state of the UAE, which synchronizes and maintains its historical traditions and authentic heritage with the modern UAE, is the true dream of the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed.

The Sheikh Zayed photo exhibition will open in a special ceremony on March 19th, 2018 and will continue until May 19th, 2018.