Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba

His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba became UAE Ambassador to the US in July 2008 and was also appointed as a Minister of State by UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in 2017.

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Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba

United For A Better Future

With shared interests and common values, the UAE and US are close friends and strong allies. The two countries are working together to promote regional security, create economic prosperity, and address global challenges.

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John Kerry and UAE delegates speaking


UAE Consulates serve as a resource for Emiratis in the United States and work to expand bilateral business and cultural ties across the country.

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UAE Culture & Outreach

The Cultural Diplomacy Department at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC, develops creative programming to promote UAE culture in the US, cultivate community outreach, and establish partnerships with US organizations throughout the country.

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The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington DC does not offer or arrange scholarships for individuals interested in pursuing online or in campus degrees from any educational institution in the US or otherwise. Should you receive any such solicitation from someone falsely claiming to represent the UAE Embassy, please notify us by phone at (202) 243-2400 or

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