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2018 the 'Year of Zayed'

ShZayed jpgHis Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, has declared 2018 the “Year of Zayed” in the United Arab Emirates.


The year 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of the late founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and today’s announcement is being held on the anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed’s Accession Day - the day he assumed leadership in Abu Dhabi on 6th August 1966, marking the start of a new epoch in the history of United Arab Emirates.


The ‘Year of Zayed’ will highlight the role of the late leader in establishing the UAE Federation, and his local, regional and international achievements.


The ‘Year of Zayed’ will seek to achieve several objectives, including being a time to highlight the role of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in establishing the UAE and consolidating its foundations of modern development, with an emphasis on the nation’s local, regional and global achievements, and continue to form the basis of this country’s progress.


The Year of Zayed will seek to share Sheikh Zayed’s values and principles, as well as one of the greatest world leaders, with an inspirational wisdom, vision and patience.


This celebration will strengthen Sheikh Zayed’s stature as a symbol of patriotism and love for the nation.


The Year will be an opportunity to portray Sheikh Zayed’s legacy in forthcoming projects and initiatives that express his vision and values.


H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, has praised the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, which declared 2018 as “Year of Zayed,” throughout the UAE, to be a national occasion celebrating the life of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.


His Highness stressed that the slogan, “The Year of Zayed,” is a commitment for all Emiratis to preserve the culture of excellence, enhance their personal performance and improve their leadership skills in all areas of work.


H.H. Sheikh Hamad believes that the life of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which represents an important period in the history of the UAE, reflects the wisdom that can benefit future generations and inspire the lives of people in all eras and places, based on investing in the community.


He added that the progress of the chosen nation in Sheikh Zayed’s ideology was not only a temporary strategy to achieve temporary goals, but it was a long-term strategy to create a future model of the UAE’s journey of development and prosperity.


“Today, we are proud that we are following in the footsteps of the late Sheikh Zayed, and his strategy to build the nation. We now know that we are a nation of great achievements,” he added.


His Highness further stated that the Year of Zayed could be a year of exceptional local and international success, and a year of accomplishing greater achievements and advancing towards wider horizons, as the UAE becomes an increasingly influential nation in the global community and take its place in leading this community.


His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Fujairah Culture and Media Authority (FCMA), declared that the YEAR OF ZAYED” initiative comes in line with the UAE people’s personality of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, The reference to the standards is based on the horizons of the absolute. 


He said that this vision has profound implications for the extent of the ties to the model of the leader who represented him starting from his belonging and diligent for him to propose happiness to address the life of the people for whom he gave his life and death.


Born in 1918 to the Bani Yas tribe in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan became the president of the UAE in 1971, a role he maintained until he passed away in 2004. It’s safe to say that he saw the country completely transform under his rule.


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