Tour Locations | On the road to Etihad: From street art to sweet treats
LOCATION 22 | On the road to Etihad: From street art to sweet treats
Mural of the Two Rulers
Stop here for a minute.
On the other side of Second of December Street, to the left of the Belhoul European Hospital, you'll notice a mural of two well dressed Emirati men walking side by side. That’s the founding president of the UAE on the left, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi. Dubai's Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum is on the right.
Let’s carry on walking now, down 2nd December Street and towards the giant flag pole in the distance.
The two leaders were instrumental in the formation of the union. They met in 1968, in a tent on the newly defined border between their two domains – now Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
It was a small, cordial meeting, but it sparked a relationship between the two men which would, three years later, lead to the formation of a new country.