AAU started the events of the “Year of Zayed” by visiting Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Al Ain University started its activities in the Year of Zayed by visiting the tomb of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, and Sheikh Zayed Mosque at Abu Dhabi. The delegation included Dr. Noor El Deen Atatreh, AAU Chancellor, Prof. Ghaleb El Refae, AAU President, Dr. Amer Qasem, AAU Vice President number of academic and administrative staff and AAU Students.
Dr. Atatreh commented on the visit: "We are honored to visit "Sheikh Zayed Mosque" one of the most prominent religious monuments in the UAE, which was built under the guidance of the late Sheikh, may Allah have mercy on him, and it’s an honor for us to remember the achievements, approaches and values of Father Zayed”.
For his part, Prof. El Refae stressed the important role played by the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in consolidating the culture of tolerance, spreading the image of Islam and its unique Islamic architectural identity, adding that this visit comes in order to commemorate the father Zayed in conjunction with the Year of Zayed.
Dr. Ibtehal Aburezeq, Dean of Student Affairs, said that this visit marks the beginning of a series of initiatives and events to be organized by the Deanship of Student Affairs to highlight the "Year of Zayed".