* Sponsoring research in history and heritage in the Gulf area and Arabic area in general and the UAE in particular.
* Preparing studies and research in folklore.
* Initiating courses to train national researches in the field of heritage and history.
* Establishing a library which houses references and books specifically in national heritage and history besides modern publications and journals both in Arabic and English.
* Providing scholorships to national students to pursue their studies in fields related to the Center.
* Cooperating with academic and scientific institutions to carry out research projects related to the objectives of the Center and their publications.
* Enhancing cultural cooperation and exchange of expertise with international institutions, academic bodies, and centers, of similar interests.
* Holding colloquial lectures, conferences, seminars, and exhibitions annually.
* Yearly announcement of "Zayed Reward for Tradition".
* Publishing of books, pamphlets, and prochures , and a magazine or a periodical published annually concerned with heritage and history.
* Forming a data base for information related to the history of the country and its national heritage, the Arab Gulf, the Arabic-Islamic heritage, and to modernize the sources of this information.
Established in 1988.
(last updated: 07-January-2004)
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