The President, Sheikh Khalifa, has declared 2018 as the “Year of Zayed” To mark 100 years of the birth of the country’s Founding Father.

Official Tweeted by H.H. Sheikh Mohamm Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, “The year of Zayed” in 2018 will be different, because he will carry a good soul, a certified immortal, his commander’s name with each individual in his story and the impact and the memory does not erase the days”.

President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has declared 2018 the “Year of Zayed” in the United Arab Emirates.

The announcement takes place on the day of anniversary of Sheikh Zayed’s Accession Day – the day he assumed leadership in Abu Dhabi on August 6, 1966, marking the start of a new era in the history of the UAE.

The Year of Zayed will highlight his role for establishment the Federation, and his local, regional and international achievements.

Sheikh Khalifa said that establishing 2018 as the Year of Zayed reflected the unique standing that the late leader held in the hearts of every Emirati.

“The Year of Zayed is a great national occasion when we will proudly share memories of the life of the Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his gift to us of deeply rooted values, principles and traditions that have become part of our Emirati identity,” he said.