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.
It is said that one cannot understand the UAE without understanding the life of Sheikh Zayed and his vision, the way he devoted his life to the service of his people and his success at being a leader of men and a country #YearOfZayed #zayedhumanitarianday #UAE pic.twitter.com/7ezyszHYSh— Youssef Kasdarli (@urbanknowmad) June 4, 2018
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.