The objectives of the Year of Zayed are as follows:
- Educate and create greater awareness of the life and achievements of the late Sheikh Zayed among local, regional and international audiences.
- Raise the profile of the late Sheikh Zayed to that of one of the world’s greatest leaders and most inspirational figures.
- Reinforce the status of the late Sheikh Zayed as an eternal source of national pride and a powerful symbol of the UAE around the world.
- Commemorate and honour the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed through projects and initiatives that are consistent with his vision and values.