“Liwa” in a national costume

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In collaboration with the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2022, the National Archives and Library has launched the “Liwa” scientific journal, which is published twice a year in Arabic and English, with its new look, paper and digital, on its platform, in which participating in the exhibition.

Regarding this development in Liwa magazine, Abdullah Majid Al Ali, Acting Director-General of the National Archives and Library, said: We have chosen for the magazine a new look that gives the reader an accurate impression of it and the serious scientific research which it contains. We look forward to offering qualitative studies and research in its form and content.Through its numbers, to enrich the Emirati, Arab and international library with our glorious history and ancient heritage, and to shed light on the antiquities of the Emirates, which stands as proof of its deep-rooted history.

He added: We look forward to integrating this journal with the serious and qualitative publications of the National Archives and Library, which trust researchers, academics and those interested in the history and heritage of the UAE and the Gulf region, and who importance of Liwa’s research and studies is that it relies on documented information.

He said: We invite all writers and researchers in the history and heritage of the Emirates and the Gulf region to submit their serious studies to Liwa Journal, which will enrich the cultural scene with historical scientific research, for an integrated reference to be in its appearance. and essence, and an addition to them in their studies and publications.


The twenty-seventh issue of the journal “Liwa” contained six research articles in Arabic, the first of which are: Zayed, the leader of a nation and the leader of a nation, in which dr. Jayenti Robin Mitra sheds light on the unique position of the founder and builder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, in the annals of history as being an Exceptional leader, success has been achieved through his honorable hands on every territory. The research has Sheikh Zayed’s education and his high morals, his transition from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain, then his moral qualities, may God have mercy on him, the rise of his star as leader, his rare generosity, his rule of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and its ideals. theory of management and leadership style.

The research also touched on Sheikh Zayed’s interest in education, his triumphant efforts to unite the Emirates and establish the state, and his support for peace and justice worldwide, and concluded the research by talking about the love of the people. , loyalty and devotion to the immortal leader.

In the second research, entitled: “Military in Oman and the Trucial State in the First Half of the Twentieth Century,” Dr. Bahia bint Saeed Al-Adhubiya discusses the ability of the people of the Gulf region to overcome some of the great powers. in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and before, with their skill Over time, the region succeeded in increasing its land and naval forces, equipment and armament, and their armament was developed. The research follows the most important military terms in Oman. and the Trucial Coast emirates in the first half of the twentieth century.

In the third research, entitled: The Story of the First Oil Concession in Abu Dhabi (1939-2014), dr. Hamdan Al-Derai on the impact of oil on the joints of the economy, focusing on the prosperity of Abu Dhabi and its environs follows the flow of oil in its parts and in the veins of its economy.

The fourth research: “Gwadar Airport and Al-Mahatta Airport (Sharjah …) are important stations for British flights” – indicates that the British government has realized that air, military and civilian transport is an absolute necessity, what the regions of his vast empire were to each other, and the problem facing British aviation was Al-Harbi and Al-Madani en route to India in 1920, is that the distance between Muscat and Gwadar 266 miles above sea level is, and at that time aviation could not cover all that distance without landing, and therefore Britain had to agree with Persia.

The fifth research tells the story of “the transformation of the currency into a commercial commodity in the emirates of the west coast of the Arabian Gulf before the national currency was minted,” and notes that the use of the currencies of other countries’ a justification was for the transformation of those currencies into an imported commodity, in addition to the existence of a local demand for it in the Gulf markets to finance operations Trade, foreign investment and domestic economic activities.

The researcher Suhaila Al-Mansoori presented a book on the history of Al-Ya’ariba in Amman in the period 1623-1747 AD.

The journal contained four other research articles in English: “Zayed, the Leader of a Nation and the Leader of a Nation,” “The Contribution of Coast Scouts to Sawt al-Sahel Radio,” “The Military in Oman and the Trucial States in the first half of the twentieth century, “and” British archives. ” Various sources of Golf history in the post-digital era.


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