The Burj Khalifa lit up to celebrate the centenary of Sheikh Zayed's birth
Remember, 2018 is the Year of Zayed…
Sunday, May 6 marked 100 years since the birth of the UAE’s founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In commemoration of the great man’s achievements, the Burj Khalifa lit up in a stunning light show.
The world’s tallest tower was bathed in brilliant white light, with a picture of Sheikh Zayed’s face and the words ‘Year of Zayed’ emblazoned across it in Arabic.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 6, 2018
With 2018 being named the Year of Zayed, the display from the Dubai’s most iconic skyscraper seems only fitting, but it’s also important not to forget that not only is this year about remembering what Sheikh Zayed did to form the UAE of today, but also about instilling his values across the community.
Many residents took to social media with the hashtag #YearofZayed to spread photos of the event and share their praise of the late Sheikh.