The Ancient Land of the UAE – Manarat Al Saadiyat – 1st June 2016

The Ancient Land of the UAE – Multaqa Zayed National Museum

Manarat Al Saadiyat – 1st June 2016 – 18:30 – 20:00 pm

The variety of animals that once roamed the region is both thrilling and intriguing; ranging from the strange, ancestors of the elephant, to species that you would not expect in the desert such as the hippopotamus and the crocodile.

Experts will discuss animal fossils discovered in the UAE and research collected from these excavations to help raise awareness today.


Dr Mark Beech (Head of Coastal Heritage and Palaeontology, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority)

Dr Khalid Al Bloushi (Assistant Professor and Head of Geology, UAE University)

Prior registration is required, call +971 2 657 5800, or email

*Complimentary Family Art Workshops are hosted in conjunction with this talk.

To read an article published by Nick Leech of The National newspaper about the lecture please click here.