The United Arab Emirates has a rich history dating back to thousands of years . So, the country is concerned with preserving and documenting such heritage for the next generations . The President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Members of Supreme Council are keen on preserving and promoting the UAE’s heritage amongst the youth by educating them , in a way to link the glorious past and the magnificent civilization with the future generation . Therefore , H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan , the President , urges the cultural , educational and academic institutions to work hard to raise awareness in the youth , of the civilized cultural heritage of their country .
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan , the late president and founding father of the United Arab Emirates , had a great interest in preserving the heritage for the benefit of the country and the next generations . His interest was not limited to the national heritage , but also included international heritage , as he established a $150,000 award with UNESCO , in order to encourage human creativity and save threatened heritage monuments .