The man who transformed the country from an underdeveloped conglomeration of seven emirates, to a strong modern nation. The man respected around the world for his unifying influence – Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan was the first president of the United Arab Emirates. As ruler of the Emirati people, he maintained the traditional role of a father-figure to his people, approachable to every citizen. He was the UAE’s founding father, who left behind a legacy of noble values such as equality, tolerance, charity, and generosity that have remained long after his leadership.
As we commemorate 100 years of the late Sheikh Zayed, Dubai Chamber honors the Year of Zayed. The initiative aims to celebrate his great achievements and spread his message of unity and togetherness.