Following the Year of Reading in 2016 and Year of Giving in 2017, the President of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has announced that 2018 will be the Year of Zayed, to commemorate Sheikh Zayed's 100th birthday. The year will be focused on instilling and showcasing the principles and values that were advocated by the late founding father.

"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," said His Highness Sheikh Khalifa.

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