The first Memorial Park for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrating the brave soldiers and other Emiratis who made sacrifice while serving the Nation has been unveiled in Abu Dhabi. An impressive artwork by British artist Idris Khan forms the Memorial at the heart of Wahat Al Karama park.
The Memorial comprises 31 aluminium standing tablets, each 23 metres in height. The tablets lean on each other to represent unified strength, power and pride among soldiers, loved ones and their country. With its impressive scale, the Memorial represents the eternal martyr, a place of reassurance and defiance. Its two front tablets stand vertically and are intended to evoke a sense of humility when approached.