Embassy Activities

  • Montgomery College students visit the Embassy

    A group of students from Montgomery College visited the Embassy on December 3rd, 2009.  The visit was part of the continuous efforts of the media section to reach out to the educational community in Virginia, DC, and Maryland.  Ms. Khawla Al Mahmoud, the Administrative Attaché, welcomed the group and briefed them on the role of women in the UAE.  The visit ended with a Q&A session, a video presentation about the UAE, and a briefing by the Head of the Media Section, Bader Bin Saeed.

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  • UAE Embassy hosts US Naval Academy

    April 21, 2011 - UAE Embassy, Washington, DC – The Political Department hosted a luncheon for a group of 100 students from the US Naval Academy. Dr. Alsaghira Alahbabi, Senior Political Officer, led the event  with a video and presentation on the UAE, highlighting the fundamental roots, the formation, and Emirati values. Commercial Attaché, Saud Al Nowais, also address the group on economic and trade issues, concluding the event with an open discussion.

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  • UAE Minister of Foreign Trade Speaks to World Affairs Councils

    In a speech to the World Affairs Council of America, Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), offered support to the Obama Administration and welcomed new UAE-US trade and partnership opportunities.

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  • UAE Embassy hosts American University scholars

    The UAE Embassy hosted a dinner for students and faculty from American University’s (AU) School of International Service and Center for International Peace & Conflict Resolution. During the dinner, Mr. Bader Bin Saeed, head of the Embassy’s Media Section, briefed the scholars on the UAE’s role as a source of stability in the region, and on the charitable initiatives the UAE is carrying out world-wide.The International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program began in the 1980’s as the result of an initiative by the students in AU’s School of International Service, who asked...

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  • 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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