The Past Meets Present: Baba Zayed’s Dreams Have Come Alive Thanks To His Son


A photo has been circulating social media, following the meet-up between the first Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansoori and the UAE’s President and Abu Dhabi’s ruler, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. So inspiring.

The incredible then and now photo shows the late Baba Zayed, the founding father of the UAE, and father of Abu Dhabi’s current leader- in hopes of a space mission for the UAE and the present time: following the first-ever Emirati space mission aboard the International Space Station.

Just goes to show how far the UAE has come in such a short period of time!

Iconic! Baba Zayed’s dream has come to life

A legendary moment- HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan meets Hazzaa Al Mansoori

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, welcomes home UAE astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi at the Presidential Airport in Abu Dhabi.

Baba Zayed’s ambition for the UAE to partake in spade started in 1976

According to the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, in 1976, Zayed’s ambition for the UAE to embrace space was born. Today, his son, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, welcomed home the first Emirati astronaut and the team behind him who helped make that dream come to life.

Truly remarkable.


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