Heritage, history, environment, and other aspects of the UAE.
Architect: Twelve of the world’s top architectural offices from 10 countries entered an international design competition. As the winner, Foster + Partners Ltd, one of the UK's leading architectural firms, founded by Norman Foster, has been announced in November 2007. In July 2009, an agreement with the British Museum was signed to provide expert advice and counsel on the development of the Sheikh Zayed National Museum.
The museum will honor the late Ruler of Abu Dhabi and UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan – a man who played a leading role in the formation of the United Arab Emirates' Federation and who has become affectionately known throughout the country as "The Father of The Nation."
On aprox. 12,000 sqm there will be five galleries featuring aspects of UAE heritage, environment, transformation, etc, an education centre, theatre, shops and a café and visitor services area.