I have posted quite few photos of the statue of Sheikh Zayed, the first president of the UAE, but I have never mentioned the meaning of the arabic calligraphy on it. The "الخير" text just before the palm tree has a literal meaning of "the good" in arabic and I guess, the date palm symbolizes the Arabian hospitality or it symbolizes the uniqueness of the city compared to other emirates of UAE as Al Ain is built around an oasis with thousands of date palms.
Thanks to my neighbour for answering my question regarding the arabic text. Shukran Katir sadiqa (Thank you so much my friend).
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Word of the day: Sadiqa is the arabic term for a friend (female). Salaam!