The year 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of the late Sheikh zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE, who passed away in 2004. To commemorate this historic national occasion, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates declared that 2018 will officially be known in the UAE as the Year of Zayed.
The Year of Zayed featured a series of events and initiatives in the UAE and internationally, designed to commemorate the memory of the late sheikh Zayed, and showcase his impact and legacy, and promote the values that he displayed throughout his life in creative and interactive ways.
Consistent with the values of the late Sheikh Zayed, the Year of Zayed involved people of all ages, nationalities, faiths and backgrounds in the UAE and internationally.
The Year of Zayed is coordinated by the Founder’s Office and Local Committees for the Year of Zayed established in each Emirate, all under the guidance of the Higher National Committee for the Year of Zayed.
Based on our involvement in supporting the “ Year of Zayed “ initiatives to mark the memory of the Founding Father the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Emirates post has issued a set of commemorative stamps and distinct souvenir sheet in coordination and cooperation with the Founder’s office Year of Zayed Values
The themes of the Year of Zayed includes the following values:
By virtue of his words, actions, foresight and judgement, Sheikh Zayed was widely recognized as a wise and visionary leader and an inspirational man. He not only imagined a better future for his people, but also had the wisdom and determination to make that ambitious vision a reality against all odds. As the UAE’s President, he made many wise decisions that would support the country’s social development, economic strength and national security well into the future.
Throughout his life, Sheikh Zayed treated people with the utmost respect regardless of nationality, gender, status or religion. As the UAE’s President, he advocated strongly for the rights of women, highly valued the role of expatriates in the building of the UAE, and ultimately created the vibrant, diverse and cosmopolitan society that the UAE remains today.
From an early age, Sheikh Zayed had already established a deep personal connection with the desert and sea ecologies of Abu Dhabi and an innate understanding of the inherent value and fragility of the natural environment. His lifelong commitment to sustainability became a hallmark of his presidency that continues to shape the positive and constructive approach of the UAE to meeting the world’s greatest environmental challenges.
Sheikh Zayed believed that investing in people’s welfare, knowledge and capabilities would produce the greatest dividends for individuals, families and society. As a leader, he authorized significant investments in healthcare and education facilities and other essential infrastructure in the UAE that rapidly transformed the country’s social and economic outcomes and the quality of the life enjoyed by its people. A global humanitarian, he also provided significant financial and in – kind assistance to a diverse range of people and countries in need around the world.
Price Per Stamp: 3
Number of Stamps per Sheet: 8