Pillar of Fortitude at DIFC in celebration of the UAE's 50th Anniversary

Pillar of Fortitude by Helidon Xhixha, is dedicated to the glorious celebration to mark the 50th National Day Anniversary as the nation commemorates its milestone Golden Jubilee. The sculpture measures 7 meters in height alluding to the numeric 1, representing the 7 Emirates of the UAE, standing tall and united, soaring upwards into the sky, towards a prosperous, limitless future. 

As His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said: "Year of the 50th represents a historic defining moment in our journey that started immediately after the declaration of the UAE’s union in 1971. It’s an acknowledgement of the resolute will and strong determination our Founding Fathers had while building up their nation."

A foundational pillar that aims to inspire youth to have their vision about the ambitions of the next 50 years, while also inspiring principles to all those who consider the UAE their homeland.

Sculpture location: DIFC, Gate 6, Podium Level (above Hutong Restaurant)

December 2, 2021