Year of Zayed 2018

To mark 100 years since the birth of the country’s Founding Father, 2018 has been declared the “Year of Zayed” by the President, Sheikh Khalifa. It’s a great national occasion to proudly share memories of the life of the Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his gift of deeply rooted values, principles and traditions that have become part of our Emirati identity


The announcement takes place on the 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 epoch in the history of the UAE.

The Year of Zayed will highlight his role in establishing 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.