Embassy Activities

  • Media section visits Beech Tree Elementary School

    A team from the UAE Embassy's media section visited Beech Tree Elementary School on November 24th, 2009. The visit is part of the “Kids Informative Program” designed to introduce elementary school students in Fairfax County, Virginia to the UAE. The program uses the work of UAE Cartoonist “Freej” as an entertaining and informative tool to educate students about UAE culture. Head of the Media Section, Bader Bin Saeed, also answered questions from the students. The program will later be expanded to cover more elementary schools in Fairfax County.  Two hundred and twenty five students, the head of the Arabic section at the school, eight teachers...

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  • UAE Embassy hosts students from National Defense University

    April 20, 2011 - UAE Embassy, Washington, DC – The Political Department held a briefing for interns from the National Defense University. The interns, representing universities from across the US, including the NDU’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, received an overview on the history of the UAE in addition to an open discussion with embassy representatives. Topics discussed among the group were regional stability in the Gulf region, the UAE’s role in the global economy, and the UAE’s bilateral relationship with the US.

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  • Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Returns to Camp David

    HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met with President Bush at Camp David on November 16, 2008 to discuss regional security and global economic issues. HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed was previously a guest of President Bush at Camp David in June 2008.

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  • UAE Embassy sponsors fifth annual Healthy Kidney 10K

    The UAE Embassy sponsored the Healthy Kidney 10K, benefiting the National Kidney Foundation. Officials from the Embassy, the UAE Mission to the UN, and the UAE Armed Forces Officers’ Club joined runners in New York City’s Central Park.

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  • Embassy hosts foreign policy bloggers

    On September 29th, senior diplomats welcomed a group of foreign policy bloggers to the Embassy for a presentation on the history and growth of the United Arab Emirates. The bloggers, in Washington as part of an educational program organized by the Middle East Institute, engaged with their hosts in an informal discussion of UAE policy and other matters of mutual interest.

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  • UAE Foreign Minister hosts reception in honor of the 65th United Nations General Assembly

    HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs hosted a reception at the Guggenheim Museum in New York to honor the 65th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The reception was attended by senior government officials and diplomats from member states, UN officials and other prominent members of the New York community.  The Guggenheim will open a museum in Abu Dhabi in 2012. Designed by Frank Gehry, it will be the first Guggenheim in the Gulf region. 

    During remarks at the reception, HH Sheikh Abdullah stressed the importance of the annual UNGA, thanking his fellow diplomats for...

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  • UAE Minister of State Honored at Washington Annual Ceremony

    HE Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, delivered the Banquet Address at the 62nd annual conference of the Middle East Institute in November 2008. After his remarks, Dr. Gargash was honored with MEI’s Award for his accomplishments in promoting human rights in the United Arab Emirates.

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  • UAE senior diplomats meet with US foreign policy experts

    His Excellency Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba and His Excellency Dr. Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, recently met with US foreign policy experts and journalists at a briefing hosted by the Nixon Center. The senior diplomats discussed the UAE’s perspective on regional security issues, including Iran, Afghanistan and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ambassador Al Otaiba and Minister Gargash also discussed the UAE’s proposed civilian nuclear energy program, and the program’s approach to transparency and nonproliferation.The Nixon Center is a non-partisan institution in Washington, DC that examines matters of...

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  • UAE Embassy hosts Ibrahim Leadership and Dialogue Project participants

    June 2, 2011 - UAE Embassy, Washington, DC – The Media Department hosted students and staff of the Ibrahim Leadership and Dialogue Project for an orientation session on the UAE for their upcoming trip to Dubai. The project, sponsored by the Ibrahim Family Foundation (IFF) and administered by the Institute of the International Education (IIE), enables the group to gain firsthand experience with dialogue efforts in the Middle East. Following the orientation session in Washington, DC, the students will embark on a two-week tour of the Middle East. Mr. Bader Bin Saeed, Head of the Media Department, gave the group...

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  • Business Council hosts embassy commercial attaché

    The US-UAE Business Council welcomed the UAE Embassy’s new Commercial Attaché, Saud Hassan Al Nowais.  At the meeting, Mr. Al Nowais provided an overview of the expanded UAE Trade Office.  The event attracted more than 100 business executives and political leaders from the Washington, DC area.Danny Sebright, president of the US-UAE Business Council, welcomed Mr. Al Nowais and highlighted the importance the expanded trade office will have on the growing US-UAE commercial relationship.

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