Culturally rich heritage of Abu Dhabi visible in the people influenced by the years of endurance and surviving in the desert having one of the harshest climates on the face of the earth. The crucial survival skills learned over a passage of time is still being shared by the older generation with the new generation in order to pass the traditional values.

The discovery of oil in 1958 and its subsequent export from 1962 produced a sudden upsurge in Abu Dhabi's prosperity and laid the foundations of today's modern society. Thanks to the vision of the then Ruler, HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, over a period of more than four decades, this oil revenue was consistently and wisely invested to provide Abu Dhabi and its citizens with the finest infrastructure, telecommunications, hospitals, schools and all the other facilities and services that make for an advanced country. This work continues under the present Ruler, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.