Special 'Year of Zayed' number plate to go on sale in UAE
This initiative is one of the 20 endorsed by the RTA to mark the Year of Zayed.
Published: Sat 6 Jan 2018, 3:44 PM
Last updated: Sat 6 Jan 2018, 6:13 PM
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will put up a distinctive number plate for sale that commemorates both the founding of the UAE and its founder. The number plate, Z-1971, honours the federal unification year of the UAE (1971) and the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Z).
This initiative is one of the 20 endorsed by the RTA to mark the Year of Zayed. The move is in response to the directives of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, declaring 2018 as the Year of Zayed.
The RTA's initiatives comprise three key drivers: Landmark achievements of Sheikh Zayed, Commemorating Sheikh Zayed Anniversary and boosting the national identity.
"The Year of Zayed is a huge step towards introducing the next generations to the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in shaping and enriching our beloved nation. It offers us lessons and conclusions to continue building our growing nation," said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of the RTA."
Initiatives include holding a temporary mobile exhibition in RTA's premises to spotlight the key events and achievements of Sheikh Zayed in collaboration with the International Humanitarian City, and broadening the scope of the Tamkeen initiative of RTA Foundation to include other emirates.
They also include upgrading the meals-on-wheels initiative; making a special edition of NOL Card, and decorating customer service centres with portraits and sayings of Sheikh Zayed. Initiatives also include reviving school notebooks bearing Sheikh Zayed images and distributing them to schools in support of education.
The internal initiatives of the Year of Zayed include broadcasting key achievements and mottos of Sheikh Zayed to the RTA employees through social media channels, launching internal monthly competitions for employees, and holding an internal exhibition to showcase Sheikh Zayed achievements during the National Day celebrations.
They also include organising visits for employees to museums and historical areas to introduce them to the history of the UAE and dedicating a day for RTA leaders to practise hobbies and practices cherished by Sheikh Zayed such as agriculture and horse riding among others.
Other activities include dedicating monthly pages in RTA's Al Masar magazine, publishing special publications about Sheikh Zayed for distribution with Salama Magazine to children and students, and distributing the logo of Year of Zayed to RTA employees.