His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, visited on Thursday the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre at Al Ain Zoo.
On his arrival at the Centre, His Highness was greeted by Ghanim Mubarak Al Hajeri, Director-General of the Al Ain Zoo and Aquarium Public Institution, along with Centre’s employees.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed toured the Centre’s five interactive galleries – the Sheikh Zayed Tribute Hall, Abu Dhabi Desert Over Time, Abu Dhabi’s Living World, People of the Desert, and Looking to the Future. The galleries provide visitors a glimpse into a journey through time as stories and movies take them to the past, present and future of the UAE, to reconsider their relationship with the environment and encourage them to communicate with it and to adopt more sustainable lifestyles.
The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince was briefed by Centre staff on the various programmes and activities that the Centre engages in, including those that focus on the UAE’s heritage and national identity, its flora and fauna, and desert traditions.
The Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre is an important educational facility combining knowledge and learning through interactive exhibits, multimedia and visual materials that are specially designed for this centre by world-class experts and specialists. The UAE cultural guides at the Centre have been trained over the past years to provide a unique experience for visitors, providing them with a true picture of the UAE’s natural environment.
Accompanying Sheikh Mohamed were Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Executive Director of the Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, Dr. Ahmed Mubarak Al Mazroui, Secretary-General of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, and Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties.