Popular Abu Dhabi street named after King Salman

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Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, vice chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council (back 7th R), stands for a photograph during the King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street naming ceremony. Seen is Maj. Gen.Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of the Abu Dhabi Police (back R), Jassem Mohamed Bu Ataba Al Zaabi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office and Abu Dhabi Executive Council Member (back 3rd R), Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohamed Al Hamed, chairman of the Health Department and Abu Dhabi Executive Council Member (back 5th R), Turki Bin Abdullah Al Dakheel, Saudi ambassador to the UAE (back 6th R), Maj. Gen. Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy National Security Adviser (back 8th R), HE Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, UAE Minister of State (back 10th R), Dr. Ahmed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, secretary general of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council (back 11th R), Awaidha Murshed Al Murar, chairman of the Department of Energy and Abu Dhabi Executive Council Member (back 12th R), Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili, chairman of the Department of Community Development and Abu Dhabi Executive Council Member (back 13th R) and Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri, chairman of Department of Economic Development, and Abu Dhabi Executive Council Member (back L). — Courtesy photo

ABU DHABI — Abu Dhabi’s popular Al Marsa Street was named after Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman in celebration of the Kingdom’s 89th National Day. Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, deputy chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, on Monday inaugurated King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Street, coinciding with the celebrations of Saudi Arabia’s National Day.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has ordered the renaming of the street in honor and appreciation of the remarkable achievements of King Salman. The move is in line with the directives of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, WAM reported.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Sheikh Khalid Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and chairman of executive committee; Zaki Nusseibeh, minister of state; Dr. Ahmed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office; Jassim Mohammed Buatabh Al Zaabi, chairman of the Department of Finance; Maj. Gen. Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, commander-in-chief of Abu Dhabi Police; Falah Al Ahbabi, chairman of the department of urban planning and municipalities; Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of the department of culture and tourism — Abu Dhabi; Turki Bin Abdullah Al Dakheel, Saudi ambassador to the UAE, along with other government officials.

King Salman Street is one of the main arteries in Abu Dhabi. The 4.6 km long street starts from King Abdullah Street all the way to the intersection of Al-Alam and Al-Kasser Streets. The street leads to the most important cultural and tourist landmarks in the UAE, including The Founder's Memorial, Marina Mall and ADNOC headquarters. The street is characterized by plants overlooking Marina Breakwater in an area that attracts a huge number of visitors, as it is considered as one of the most beautiful streets in Abu Dhabi.

Commenting on the announcement, Al-Ahbabi said, “The decision to rename one of our most popular Abu Dhabi streets, is to honor Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of Saudi Arabia, and to reinforce our unbreakable ties with the Kingdom and its people. Our strategic bilateral relationship encompasses various areas that benefit both countries, as recommended by the UAE's Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.”

“This inauguration reflects the UAE’s appreciation and gratitude towards King Salman in serving the Islamic world. The King has played a major role in strengthening the status of Saudi Arabia and the relationship between all GCC countries, while spreading the values of tolerance, thanks to his acclaimed humanitarian, Arab and Islamic views,” WAM said in a statement.


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