Our phones say "Zayed Humanitarian Day" today. Here's why that's important

Wondering why you’re seeing 'Zayed Humanitarian Day' at the top of your phone screen where you’d normally see your provider? We reveal all - and no, your network provider hasn’t suddenly been taken over
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Our phones say "Zayed Humanitarian Day" today. Here's why that's important

The name change took place smack-bang at midnight on all du and Etisalat carriers to signal their support and to honour this very day.

Today, the 19th day of Ramadan, marks the nationwide celebration of the achievements, and overall resounding legacy of the founder of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Coinciding with the solar date of the passing of Sheikh Zayed, this day has become an opportunity for the renewal of the pact the UAE has made towards humanitarian work and charity efforts, introduced by none other than the founding father.

What makes this particular day more special is the fact that this year also happens to be the Year of Zayed, and the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Sheikh Zayed. Talk about triple whammy.

With the sheer magnitude of philanthropic efforts cemented by the founding father, it’s no wonder that the UAE has been recognised internationally for the fifth consecutive year as the world’s top aid donor relative to national income, with last year’s donation being a whopping Dhs19.3 billion. Yes, that's eleven figures. Casual.

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