About Wahat Al Karama

In line with the late Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, recognition of the UAE's heroes' sacrifices in the service of their country, and his directives to commemorate them, and the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Wahat Al Karama, was officially inaugurated on 30th Nov 2016, to become a timeless tribute to commemorate and honor the UAE's heroes.

The Martyrs' Families' Affairs Office (MFAO) manages and supervises Wahat Al Karama, overseeing its plans and programs in coordination with stakeholders. Wahat Al Karama is the perfect destination for those seeking to learn more about the UAE's heroes by walking around and exploring the stories behind their heroic sacrifices.


  • Visitor Center

    Visitor Center

    Visitor Center

    The first stop in Wahat Al Karama, the Visitor Center, offers a unique, interactive experience providing an opportunity to learn more about the nation's heroes, the memorial, as well as the UAE's diplomatic and humanitarian efforts.

  • The Memorial Plaza

    The Memorial Plaza

    The Memorial Plaza

    The Memorial Plaza is the second station in Wahat Al Karama and occupies the largest space in it (4000 square meters). It is surrounded by amphitheater- style seating with the capacity to hold up to 1,200 people.

  • The Memorial

    The Memorial

    The Memorial

    The Memorial is the centerpiece of Wahat Al Karama, and its third external station. It was designed by British artist Idris Khan. The symbolism behind it is clear - its 31 aluminum-clad panels lean against each other.

  • Pavilion of Honor

    The Pavilion of Honor

    The Pavilion of Honor

    The journey ends at The Pavilion of Honor, the last station in Wahat Al Karama. On the right, Surat Al Fatiha is engraved, whereas the ceiling is covered in eight panels, seven of which represent the seven emirates.

VIP Visits


    Contact Us

    Working Hours at Wahat Al Karama

    Wahat Al Karama receives visitors daily and offers individual and group tours of the external and internal sections of Wahat Al Karama with our experienced guides. Governmental, educational and other entities may contact Wahat Al Karama office to book tours in advance. All tours start at the Visitor Center and are available in both Arabic and English.

    Abu Dhabi, Wahat Al Karama Street


    +971 (2) 6681000

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    Wahat Al Karama Operating Hours Visitor Centre 9 AM – 7 PM. Tour Booking 10 AM – 6 PM. Memorial Plaza Area: 24 Hours