2018 Has Officially Been Declared as ‘Year of Zayed’ in the UAE
You can’t help but fall in love with the United Arab Emirates no matter where you live. Celebrating the nation’s founding father, the year 2018 has been declared as ‘Year of Zayed’. The announcement took place on the anniversary of Sheikh Zayed’s Accession Day, August 6, which marks the day he became the leader in Abu Dhabi in 1966.
“The Year of Zayed is a great national occasion where we’ll 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,” Sheikh Khalifa stated.
“We are inspired by the Zayed school of leadership and management. With the founding blocks of the Union State placed by the late Sheikh Zayed, from which we are all reaping the benefits. We will continue this path and look forward with optimism to the future,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai announced.
Sheikh Khalifa asked his nation to reflect the great historical personality of the late Sheikh Zayed by making the year 2018 a year of achievements, initiatives and events.