We Discovered A City Named After Sheikh Zayed In This South Asian Island And It’s An Absolute WOW!

Just a few days ago, the Sheikh Zayed Village was inaugurated in Manar, Sri Lanka, with the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) doing the honours of unveiling the special tribute.


Founder's Memorial- Image Credit: The National, Abu Dhabi

We all know how Sheikh Zayed had left a lasting legacy in the hearts and minds of everyone here in the UAE.

But what’s even more fascinating is the extent of his influence even in foreign lands.

Just a few days ago, the Sheikh Zayed Village was inaugurated in Manar, Sri Lanka, with the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) doing the honours of unveiling the special tribute.

The village, which is built to accommodate families affected by natural disasters, features 120 residential units, a mosque, a multi-purpose hall and eight commercial stores.

Image Credit: WAM

This latest good news follows the previous tributes accorded by the international community to the late leader.

A statue of Sheikh Zayed was unveiled in New Delhi, India in December last year to coincide with the UAE’s 47th National Day.

Indian architect and artist, Arzan Khambatta, created the sculpture as a way to honour the late leader.

Meanwhile, if you’ve ever been to Egypt, you might have noticed an imposing monument in the likeness of Sheikh Zayed in Cairo. Erected on 2nd November 2015, the solid bronze figure fittingly stands at the entrance of a district named Sheikh Zayed City.

Do you know of any other tributes outside the UAE in memory of the UAE’s founding father? Let us know.


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