Our Initiatives

The Founder’s Office oversees all initiatives related to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE's founder.

Through these initiatives, the Office aims to celebrate the achievements of Sheikh Zayed, highlighting his unique position, promoting his virtues and values, as well as celebrating the great legacy he has left behind.

Year of Zayed

To commemorate the centennial anniversary of Sheikh Zayed’s birth in 1918, His Highness the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, officially declared 2018 as the “Year of Zayed.”

The Year of Zayed was a nationwide and international initiative designed to honour the vision and leadership of the UAE’s founder.

To that end, the office’s first task was to oversee, coordinate, and execute the strategic planning and public relations of the Year of Zayed initiative.