The Embassy

Welcome from Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba

Welcome to the website of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC.

On behalf of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, I want to thank you for taking this opportunity to learn more about the UAE and the services and resources available through the Embassy.

These are exciting times in the history of UAE-US relations. Along those lines, over the past four decades, the UAE has transformed its economy, infrastructure, and social institutions. 

Similarly, our relationship with the US — born decades ago from the shared goal of enhancing stability and peace throughout the Middle East — has also continued to evolve across many economic and cultural sectors.

Since its establishment many years ago, the Embassy in Washington has been an important resource to strengthen and deepen the already excellent relationship between the UAE and the US. 

Our nations’ complementary resources have increased economic partnerships, expanded security cooperation, and fueled innovative cross-cultural programs and investments.

The Embassy, on behalf of the people of the United Arab Emirates, continues to look for opportunities to engage with our friends and hosts incommunities across the US.

I encourage you to explore this site and utilize our social media platforms as a gateway to learn more about the UAE and our relationship with the US.


Yousef Al Otaiba

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