UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has declared 2018 as the “Year of Zayed”.
Next year will mark 100 years since the birth of the late founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Sunday’s announcement is made on the anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed’s Accession Day, when he assumed leadership in Abu Dhabi on August 6, 1966.
The “Year of Zayed” will highlight the role of the late leader in establishing the UAE Federation, and his local, regional and international achievements.
It will also be an opportunity to portray Sheikh Zayed’s legacy in forthcoming projects and initiatives that express his vision and values.