UAE News

  • UAE Economy Sets Record

    2014 was the UAE’s strongest year, with real GDP growing by 4.6%. The UAE’s impressive economic growth is being driven by its non-oil sector, which makes up 68.6% of the UAE economy. Non-oil sectors are expected to continue to grow, reaching 80% of the UAE economy by 2021.

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  • UAE Embassy Opens 8th Community Soccer Field

    Officials from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates,  representatives from the Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA) and the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund (HSNJRF) joined local community leaders and children to celebrate the dedication of a new state-of-the-art soccer field at the Bradley Elementary School in Asbury Park, New Jersey.  

    For more information, please see the UAE Embassy press release and the Asbury Park Sun’s “A Field of Promise at Bradley Elementary School” news article....

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  • UAE Space Agency Unveils Plan to Send a Probe to Mars

    The UAE recently became the first Arab country to announced its embark on space exploration. The UAE plans to send an unmanned probe, named “Hope” to Mars to study the planet’s atmosphere. The probe will be designed and built by Emirati engineers in partnership with other space agencies around the world. Coinciding with UAE's 50th anniversary, Hope will enter Mars orbit by 2021.

    Watch this video for more details on the UAE’s ground-breaking mission.

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  • UAE and US Collaborate to Counter Extremist Propaganda

    At the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, US President Barack Obama announced a new bilateral initiative to counter extremist messaging. The UAE and US are creating a digital communications hub to degrade ISIL’s propaganda and recruitment efforts. This project will include comprehensive engagement with civil society, community and religious leaders in the region.

    His Excellency Dr. Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, also outlined a roadmap to counter and defeat violent extremism, focusing on invalidating extremist messaging and countering the extremists’ misinterpretation of Islam. His Excellency reaffirmed the UAE’s commitment to combating violent extremism in all...

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  • ISIL Can’t Be Beat on the Battlefield Alone - Op-Ed by Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba

    In Politico, UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba says the key to long-term success in eradicating violent extremism happens off the battlefield by cutting the flow of funds to terrorist organizations, enforcing stricter sanctions and discrediting extremists' radical ideology by speaking out for moderation and tolerance.

    Read Ambassador Al Otaiba's Op-Ed Here...

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  • UAE Reaffirms Commitment to Anti-ISIL Coalition

    UAE resumed air operations against ISIL and dispatched an F-16 squadron to Jordan to support the global coalition. 

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    To learn more about the UAE's commitment to countering violent extremism, please see here....

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  • Emirates Leadership Initiative Students from Harvard Kennedy School Visit UAE

    Harvard Kennedy School graduate students and fellows from the new Emirates Leadership Initiative visited the UAE on an environment-focused study tour to learn more about the UAE’s stewardship and role as a leader on energy and environment issues. During their trip, they participated in the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, visited Masdar City, the world’s first fully sustainable city, the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, and several other key organizations.


    Read more about the Harvard Kennedy School visit to the UAE here.


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  • UAE Embassy Outreach Goes Beyond Traditional Diplomacy

    The National discusses the value of UAE Embassy in Washington, DC's 'soft power' diplomacy to highlight how the United Arab Emirates and US are closely aligned in security and military cooperation, are strong economic partners, and have deep cultural relationships that are increasingly connecting Emirati and American communities. 

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  • Abu Dhabi, US Treasury Reach Agreement on Sovereign Funds Principles

    Officials from the US Treasury, Abu Dhabi and Singapore agreed to a set of guiding principles for sovereign wealth funds (SWF), reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s earlier statements that SWF investment decisions should be based solely on commercial grounds. US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said that the UAE has “long–established, well–respected funds” and that the country showed “real leadership” by collaborating with Treasury officials.

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  • UAE, US Sign Agreement on Educational Exchanges

    Dr. Hanif Hassan, UAE Minister of Education, and Margaret Spellings, US Secretary of Education, signed a memorandum of understanding on teacher and student exchanges between the two countries. Exchanges could begin as early as fall 2009, and Secretary Spellings said the agreement will help to reduce misunderstanding between the US and the Arab World, and will lead to cooperation on “key issues.”

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