Saturday, January 26, 2013

Return of the Magnificent 7 (to the classroom)

 
An image of the original Magnificent Seven of 1971 and founding fathers of the UAE, who established the country 41 years ago. They are: Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the Union and Ruler of the UAE and Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice-President of the UAE, Shaikh Khalid III Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, Shaikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman, Shaikh Saqr Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Shaikh Ahmad II Bin Rashid Al Mualla, Ruler of Umm Al Quwain and Shaikh Mohammad Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Ruler of Fujairah.

All have since passed but their legend lives on with the recent announcement by the Ministry of Education that it’s to introduce biographies and tales of the seven into the national studies and history curriculum in schools - Can't wait, should be a good read!

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